Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New York State Senatorial and Congressional Endorsements

My absentee ballot arrived yesterday, and I had hoped to support the "Tea Party-backed" Buffalonian in becoming the first upstater in ninety years to win the governorship — Cuomo and Paladino spar in debate for NY governor race. But, alack, as a non-resident I only have suffrage in federal elections. (Conversely, my permanent resident status in Korea offers me suffrage in local and provincial, but not national, elections.)

The Rent Is Too Damn High Party failed to persuade me, as did the even more unconvincing Republicratic Party, so I have split my vote among the Libertarian Party of New York, the Green Party New York, and the Working Families Party respectively:

This blog hereby endorses Randy Credico for Senate 2010, because, like the candidate, it stands "against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and would like to help elect a Senator who cares about the basic rights and concerns of all New Yorkers."

This blog hereby endorses Cecile Lawrence for U.S. Senate, if only because she "encourages the entire conversion of front lawns to shrubs, herbs, tomatoes and flowers as she has done." "She’s also demonstrated in Washington, D.C. to the end the war in Iraq and participated in peace vigils in Binghamton, NY and Owego, NY, including speaking at anniversaries of the Iraq war and during the trial of the St. Patrick’s Four," and "lobbied and participated in rallies in Washington, D.C. against the Bush administration’s attacks on Habeas Corpus and other constitutional rights."

This blog hereby endorses Brian Higgins for Congress, because, he regognizes that "Western New York's future is limitless, but we need leadership that continues to push through the barriers that have led this community to too many years of inertia and inaction." What's more, the candidate pledges to "continue to fight the bureaucracy and develop real momentum on the issues important to Western New Yorkers."

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