New York Republican State Committee: A NEW CHALLENGER FOR MCNULTY?
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A NEW CHALLENGER TO MCNULTY?
Kirsten Gillibrand establishes campaign beachhead in Downtown Albany!
ALBANY, NY -- (03/01/2006; 1600)(EIS) -- Hailing her latest campaign
move as "the right choice", New York Republican State Chairman Stephen
Minarik today offered his sincere best wishes to Kirsten Gillibrand in
her upcoming primary with long-time Albany Congressman Michael
McNulty. Gillibrand, a long-time downstate resident who is a partner
with the Westchester-based law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner, has
established her campaign headquarters at 10 North Pearl Street, in the
City of Albany, located in the heart of the 21st Congressional
"Actions certainly do speak louder than words. For someone who wants
to represent the 20th Congressional District, it looks like Ms.
Gillibrand has decided to take her battle to Congressman McNulty,
rather than Congressman Sweeney," Chairman Minarik stated. "For
someone who is the descendent of an Albany Democratic icon, I find it
amusing that she would seek to position herself to challenge the
descendent of another Albany Democratic icon. However, considering
Congressman John Sweeney's unparalleled record of service and results
for the Capital District, Ms. Gillibrand's challenge to Congressman
McNulty is certainly a move in the right direction."
Minarik's came after the Howard Dean-inspired organization Democracy
for the Hudson-Mohawk Region publicized Gillibrand's campaign
headquarters in an attached e-mail to their cadre of local, left-wing
activists. True to form, Gillibrand, who donated $2,000 to Howard
Dean's 2004 Presidential Campaign, picked a campaign location that
featured a Starbucks coffee shop!
"The actions of the Gillibrand campaign only reinforce the notion that
Kirsten Gillibrand is the wrong candidate, running in the wrong
district, for the wrong reasons, at the wrong time," Chairman Minarik
The Glens Falls Post-Star (Thompson, 2/23/06) recently noted that
eight of the top 10 zip codes contributing to Gillibrand's campaign
were located in New York City. These eight zip codes contributed a
staggering $110,350 to the Gillibrand campaign.
In addition, Gillibrand, who retained residences in New York City and
Westchester County until recently, has donated a staggering $46,225 in
campaign contributions to Democratic candidates through the years -
but not one cent to candidates in the 20th Congressional District.
Among the benefits of her largesse are the Democratic National
Committee ($8,250), Upper East Side Assemblyman Jonathan Bing ($650),
and the Democratic Committee of Ohio ($250).
"Someone should really get Kirsten Gillibrand a map," concluded
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