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Friday, October 1

TGIF: Updates from the inbox to get you through the weekend

Quick guest post from Emily:
I've been slogging through e-mail all day today, and here's some of the latest political news/spin we've received:

According to the Buffalo News, Carl Paladino is now threatening to file charges against the NY Post photogs who took pictures of his daughter (sparking his now-infamous fight with Fred Dicker):

"Carl Paladino may file trespassing charges against a team of New York Post photographers who took "close-range" photographs of the Buffalo businessman's 10-year-old daughter inside her home."

... looks like this story is not going away anytime soon.

— Chris Gibson was in Malta tonight with Saratoga County Republicans aboard the NY GOP's "Take Back New York" tour bus. Malta Republicans held a rally at the Finish Line restaurant on Route 9.

— Rep. Scott Murphy will be making an appearance at tomorrow's Allegiance Bowl to do the coin toss before the NAVY and UPENN teams start their game. Murphy will also present a flag to Bob Mitchell, a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served as director of Saratoga County's Veterans Service Agency for 22 years until he retired last spring. The flag will be brought into the stadium by parachute jumpers and flown over the game. The pre-game spectacle begins at about 12:45 p.m.

— BK Keramati, the Democrat challenging Assemblyman Jim Tedisco for his seat representing the 110th district, was endorsed by a grassroots organization. In a release, Citizen Action of New York representatives said Keramati would be a "champion for Capital District residents in the Assembly."
Keramati said he is "particularly pleased" with the endorsement because he has worked closely with the group and it has "allowed me to do more than just write letters and complain; it allowed me to be an active citizen and promote and lobby for what I believed."

— Sen Hugh Farley plans to hold several candidate forums before his election. He is being challenged by Schenectady County Legislator Susan Savage.
On Oct. 12 Farley will be at the Maple Avenue Middle School for a forum sponsored by the Leage of Women Voters. The other forums are: Oct. 14 at Lighthouse Restaurant in Scotia, Oct. 18 at Schenectady Public Library, Oct. 19 at Adirondack Baptist Church in Broadalbin, Oct. 21 at Montgomery Co. Farm Bureau in Fonda and Oct. 24 at the B'nai B'rith Jewish Community Center in Niskayuna.

— Chris Gibson was endorsed by the Northeast Small Business Group which represents 200+ small businesses in the 20th Congressional District. In a press release, he said he was honored by the endorsement and took the opportunity to blast Murphy's voting record:
"By voting for the government takeover of healthcare, Cap and Trade, cosponsoring Card Check and supporting one bailout after another and pushing our nation further in debt, Scott Murphy has hurt small businesses' opportunity to grow and hire."

— Murphy will be hosting an information session for high school sophomores and juniors interested in joining the military tomorrow from 10 a.m to noon at Shenedehowa High School. Reps from West Point, Annapolis and the Air Force and Merchant Marine Academies will be on hand to meet students.
Nominations from members of Congress are required for students seeking admission into all of those military academies (the Coast Guard Academy has its own system).

That's all for now. Have a great weekend!

— Emily


Blogger demroc said...

hey pat. there is a rumor going around that the assessments on some condos have been lowered. i think they are the one's overlooking congress park. is there any truth to that, maybe something to look into.

October 2, 2010 at 4:56 PM 

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