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Thursday, May 22, 2008

The GOP Announces Its Fall Line Up At Their Spring Dinner

The GOP announced its fall line up tonight to a crowd of slightly more than a 100 at the Jefferson County dinner held at the North Side Improvement League.

There appears to be no primaries likely to occur.

Candidate for 23rd Congressional Seat - John McHugh
Candidate for 48th Senate District - David Renzi
Candidate for 122nd Assembly District - Dede Scozzafava
Candidate for 118th Assembly District - Bobby Cantwell

Cantwell's speech was brief and he asked for everyone's support and laid his platform out for healthcare, housing and the St. Lawrence River.

Senate Candidate Dave Renzi

David Renzi delivered a very passionate speech with the hint of his campaign theme; "Everyone will have a voice." He emphasized to the GOP faithful that his campaign will be a local campaign, dealing with the issues that are important to the people at home and letting local people have their say on the issues. The crowd responded warmly and enthusiastically when Dave announced his campaign will be run by local people and the 48th Senate district campaign would no longer be held hostage to outside interests.

Dave looked ahead to his platform in an aggressive and confident manner. He promised a forward thinking and positive campaign that would focus on solutions to lower property taxes, and based in family values while forming a vision for our communities with good jobs. He talked of quality schools and an educational process that produced talented young people who will find better job opportunities closer to their home.

He closed by acknowledging his underdog status and there was little question in his mind this would be a tough fight, but he is ready and this is a fight for his community that is worth having.

Also tonight, the GOP was pleased to announce and welcome friends in labor, Central Tades had a table at the dinner.

9 comments:

RWiley said...

Was John McHugh there?

Anonymous said...

How much do you want to bet that Renzi and Joe Bruno steal every line and idea Aubertine used in the special?

Anonymous said...

This year is gonna' be FUN

Anonymous said...

Who is Renzi trying to kid. If he wants to forward anything in the North Country, he will have to play the game outside the district. The best he or Aubertine can hope for from the downstate people is table scraps.

RWiley said...

will barclay, described as dandily
turned down another bid, handily
like many a politician
facing the mortician
his excuse was more time for family

Anonymous said...

Sounds like your republican dinner was a flop on turn out and that the democrats had a bigger turn out at their dinner. What no big name speakers?

As to Renzi's bid for the senate, he's running against an elected incumbent and I would be surprised if your guy can beat an incumbent.

What has Renzi ever accomplished for the area as far as politics. Darryl can site his record.

Anonymous said...

That's "cite", genius.

Just how many 2 legged jackass'es were at the dem event?

Anonymous said...

Really Dave Renzi?? That is the best you can do? We have so many GOP'ers that hold offices and would do so much better. Didn't we learn with the last lawyer. Personal money isn't everything.

Anonymous said...

REPUBLICANS, DEMACRATS, WHO CARES. WHAT'S HIS IDEAS, HIS RECORDS AND HIS FRIENDS. YOU POLICAL SHOW BOATS MAKE ME LAUGH. BOTH SIDES TOUT THERE MAN OR WOMEN NO MATTER WHAT THERE PAST CRIMINAL RECORDS OR STANCES ON ISSUES ARE. PEOPLE ARE SICK HE SAID SHE SAID. WE SHOULD SET A NEW RULE, THE CANDIDATE CAN ONLY TALK ABOUT THERE RECORDS AND STANCES FOR THERE PLATFORMS, OH BUT HOW BORING

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