Democratic Candidate – Shaughnessy For Congress http://shaughnessyforcongress.com/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 02:25:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-4.png Democratic Candidate – Shaughnessy For Congress http://shaughnessyforcongress.com/ 32 32 BJP reaches out to SAD, seeks support for NDA presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/bjp-reaches-out-to-sad-seeks-support-for-nda-presidential-candidate-draupadi-murmu/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 01:08:04 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/bjp-reaches-out-to-sad-seeks-support-for-nda-presidential-candidate-draupadi-murmu/ BJP national chairman JP Nadda on Thursday – some 21 months after the two parties called off an alliance between them – called Shiromani Akali Dal chairman Sukhbir Badal and asked for the NDA candidate’s support for the upcoming presidential elections, Draupadi Murmu. On Thursday, Harcharan Bains, Sukhbir Badal’s top adviser, posted a tweet in […]]]>

BJP national chairman JP Nadda on Thursday – some 21 months after the two parties called off an alliance between them – called Shiromani Akali Dal chairman Sukhbir Badal and asked for the NDA candidate’s support for the upcoming presidential elections, Draupadi Murmu.

On Thursday, Harcharan Bains, Sukhbir Badal’s top adviser, posted a tweet in which he said, “Yes, I got a call from BJP National Chairman JP Nadda about this. Badal said he would return after discussing with SAD leaders, as he was not allowed to make such decisions on his own.

Bains said on the call, Nadda said Murmu symbolized and represented the oppressed minority segments of the country, a cause SAD has always championed. “However, only senior party leaders are allowed to make a final appeal on the decision,” he said. Bains said the party will hold a meeting on Friday afternoon where it will decide who it will support in the presidential elections.
While Sukhbir Singh Badal is MP for Ferozepur, his wife, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, is the elected MP for Bathinda constituency.

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The Akali Dal and the BJP had been in an alliance in Punjab for 27 years, with the cartel elected to lead three governments in the state during the period. However, on September 27, 2020, this alliance was canceled by the SAD, over three controversial agricultural laws passed by both houses of Parliament. Although initially in favor of the Farm Bills, the SAD later reversed course with the resignation of Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal as Union Food Processing Minister. The later called party then killed off its alliance with the BJP, with Akali boss Parkash Singh Badal even returning his Padme Shri in December 2020 as farmers began their protests at Delhi’s borders.

“After the failure of the alliance, we have no communication with them. This is the first time the BJP has contacted us for a very long time. Both sides were mature enough, they just didn’t agree on the issue of the three controversial farm bills,” a SAD leader said on condition of anonymity. Both sides, however, have repeatedly stated that there is no chance of them coming together to form an alliance again.

Sources at SAD said the party would not vote for opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha because he spoke out in favor of the Sikh genocide. They said there was a definite soft corner in the party for the NDA candidate for the presidential poll, but a decision regarding the same would be taken by the party leadership.

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The Newport Democratic Town Committee invites Newport voters and candidates to attend a signature collection event on July 6 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/the-newport-democratic-town-committee-invites-newport-voters-and-candidates-to-attend-a-signature-collection-event-on-july-6/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:08:49 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/the-newport-democratic-town-committee-invites-newport-voters-and-candidates-to-attend-a-signature-collection-event-on-july-6/ The Newport Democratic Town Committee (NDCC) invites declared candidates and all registered Newport voters to attend a signature collection event on July 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the lawn of the Newport Elks Lodge. Candidates for federal, state, and local public office, as well as candidates for state and local party committees, […]]]>

The Newport Democratic Town Committee (NDCC) invites declared candidates and all registered Newport voters to attend a signature collection event on July 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the lawn of the Newport Elks Lodge.

Candidates for federal, state, and local public office, as well as candidates for state and local party committees, must collect signatures from registered voters in their district in order to be placed on the ballot. The number of signatures required varies depending on the office sought.

NDCC President Susan Taylor said, “The NDCC honors the political process and applauds candidates who step up to serve their communities. Collecting signatures is a long-standing political tradition that affirms community support for those who wish to represent us, and we are delighted to host this event. We encourage all Newport voters to come meet the candidates and join in this celebration of our political process.

There are no restrictions on the number of nomination papers a person can sign. The signing of a declaration of candidacy does not constitute a commitment to vote for this candidate. Your signature will only count once for each applicant. All nominations must be returned by July 15 at 4 p.m. to the Newport canvassing authority.

Candidates are requested to bring their declaration of candidacy as well as clipboards and pens for signatures. A limited number of tables will be available for applicants and they are encouraged to bring a folding table if they wish.

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Dan McKee and Seth Magaziner win Democratic RI endorsements https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/dan-mckee-and-seth-magaziner-win-democratic-ri-endorsements/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 00:56:15 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/dan-mckee-and-seth-magaziner-win-democratic-ri-endorsements/ CRANSTON — Dan McKee won the Rhode Island Democratic Party’s endorsement for governor and Seth Magaziner won congressional endorsement at the party’s 2022 State Convention on Sunday. McKee won the votes of 81 of the 159 delegates, edging out Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, who won 58 votes. Matt Brown and Helena Foulkes got six […]]]>

CRANSTON — Dan McKee won the Rhode Island Democratic Party’s endorsement for governor and Seth Magaziner won congressional endorsement at the party’s 2022 State Convention on Sunday.

McKee won the votes of 81 of the 159 delegates, edging out Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, who won 58 votes. Matt Brown and Helena Foulkes got six votes each; Luis Daniel Muñoz got one vote and seven delegates voted for no approval.

In the 2nd congressional district primary, Magaziner won the party’s endorsement with 67 of 81 votes cast by delegates. David Segal received five votes, Sarah Morgenthau received four votes and five delegates voted not to endorse in the race. Democratic candidate Joy Fox did not seek the nomination.

General Treasurer Seth Magaziner

Former Central Falls Mayor James Diossa will be the approved nominee for General Treasurer. He edged former Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor 84 to 73.

Incumbent Sabina Matos won approval for the office of lieutenant governor, garnering 63 of 182 votes. Rhode Island Political Co-op candidate Cynthia Mendes won 12 votes, 56 delegates voted no endorsement and 11 abstained.

Magaziner, the general treasurer, targeted Republican candidate Allan Fung and the Republican Party in his speech of support. He said his campaign had “built a coalition that can win in November, keep this seat under Democratic control” and “bring Rhode Island values ​​to Washington.”

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Fact check: Democrat group makes several false claims in its dramatic allegations about Lauren Boebert’s past https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/fact-check-democrat-group-makes-several-false-claims-in-its-dramatic-allegations-about-lauren-boeberts-past/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/fact-check-democrat-group-makes-several-false-claims-in-its-dramatic-allegations-about-lauren-boeberts-past/ In emails this week and in an interview Thursday, Wheeler admitted the super PAC was wrong when he insisted a photo of another woman posing on a bed was a photo of Boebert, had wrong when he claimed that Boebert initially failed to disclose a campaign contribution to Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was wrong […]]]>

In emails this week and in an interview Thursday, Wheeler admitted the super PAC was wrong when he insisted a photo of another woman posing on a bed was a photo of Boebert, had wrong when he claimed that Boebert initially failed to disclose a campaign contribution to Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was wrong to suggest that Cruz made large campaign contributions to Boebert immediately after he began running for office. his first primary, got the date of a Boebert car accident wrong and was wrong when he published a claim that Boebert had an abortion “in the fall of 2004” — at most six months before give birth to a son in March 2005.

The ‘major push’ defended by Wheeler includes the super PAC’s allegation that Boebert met escort clients through his profile on a ‘sugar daddy’ website – although the site told CNN it does not was no record of Boebert ever using it. Wheeler also defended the allegation that the anti-abortion MP had two abortions. The super PAC cited a list of three unnamed “Jane Doe” sources, whose names it did not release, as the basis for these claims.

Boebert’s spokesperson, Ben Stout, told CNN that Boebert had never had a profile on a “sugar daddy” website, had never been an escort, had never had an abortion and that other super PAC claims were also false. Boebert, who is running in a Republican primary that ends on Tuesday, called the allegations “completely baseless and disgusting,” the Washington Examiner reported last week.

“Wheeler’s baseless and libelous claims have been proven wrong time and time again with facts and evidence,” Stout said in a statement to CNN on Thursday. “MP Boebert has instructed her legal counsel to pursue all legal remedies to put an end to this outrageous behavior.”

The super PAC allegations, which prompted a lawyer for Boebert to send a letter to Wheeler pledging to sue for defamation, are particularly difficult to investigate because the super PAC has not released the corroborating evidence Wheeler tells his anonymous sources.

Wheeler said the super PAC is “ready and willing” to defend its main demands in a legal fight, although he also said he was “not interested in a trial” and does not believe his mistakes. were defamatory. The super PAC says all of its anonymous sources have expressed their willingness to come forward to be deposed and testify in court if Boebert pursues legal action.

The super PAC, which was also co-founded by retired Air Force Colonel and former congressional candidate Moe Davis of North Carolina, made a name for itself earlier this year by revealing unflattering information about a another right-wing member of the House, the representative from North Carolina. Madison Cawthorn, who beat Davis in the 2020 election.

While the super PAC’s case against Cawthorn has been bolstered by videos and other evidence, the super PAC has so far not released any evidence that would support its claims about Boebert’s personal and medical background. And the Boebert material the super PAC has released to date, citing these unnamed sources, has proven far from unassailable.

Here are some inaccuracies CNN found.

A photo of a woman who is not Boebert

One photo the super PAC insisted on is that Boebert posing on a bed in a tight dress is actually a photo of another woman. The woman, who posted the photo years ago on her profile on a modeling site, confirmed to CNN this week that it was indeed her in the photo.

After Wheeler argued in an email to CNN on Wednesday that this woman might have been ‘lying’ when she said it was her – Wheeler wrote that he confirmed ‘8 times’ with an ‘absolutely confident’ source the photo was of Boebert — Wheeler later conceded in an interview Thursday that the photo was not of Boebert.

“I’ll concede that. I think our source mixed that up with something else. I don’t know how she mixed that up,” Wheeler said.

The super PAC had released the photo last week as part of a transcript of a text message conversation in which the source, “Jane Doe 3”, claimed it was a photo from the page of Boebert on the “sugar daddy” site. The super PAC removed the photo from its own website last week after The Daily Beast and others said it was not a photo of Boebert – but, until Wheeler’s concession on Thursday, the super PAC had continued to argue to CNN that it was a photo of Boebert.

Wheeler’s claim that the woman in the photo might be “lying” prompted the woman to show CNN additional evidence proving it was indeed her, including an old hard copy of that photo and a second photo of herself in the same distinctive dress.

An error in the abortion claims

A document released Monday by the super PAC on its website says another unnamed source, “Jane Doe 1,” said she drove Boebert to and from a clinic where Boebert had an abortion “in the fall of 2004.” . But that supposed timeline was confusing at best: Boebert’s office pointed out to CNN that Boebert gave birth to her son Tyler on March 21, 2005.

When CNN later brought Tyler’s date of birth to Wheeler’s attention, Wheeler claimed in an email that there was a ‘typing error by our social media guy’ and quickly changed the document. to say that the abortion had occurred “in the fall of 2005”.

The claim “in the fall of 2004”, however, was made in a document on the super PAC’s website – in a section that the super PAC claimed was “reviewed” by its source prior to publication.

That’s not the only factual date-related problem the super PAC has had. Wheeler also acknowledged that a vehicle accident he originally claimed Boebert had in 2020 actually happened in 2019. (He said the super PAC stood by the rest of his account of the incident). incident; Boebert denies that account.) And when CNN asked Wheeler on Thursday what he makes of the fact that Boebert gave birth to another son in 2009, the same year the super PAC claims she had another abortion , Wheeler said what he thinks is this: “Maybe our source got the date wrong.”

He said the “underlying fact” that Boebert had abortions is nevertheless accurate. Again, Boebert says she didn’t have an abortion.

Cruz’s big contributions weren’t made during Boebert’s primary

The super PAC claimed on its website last week that Boebert was introduced to Cruz by a wealthy, politically connected escort client before she started her run for Congress in 2019 — and the super PAC then claimed: “When Boebert announced his campaign for Congress in December 2019, Senator Cruz donated at least $136,250.00 to the Boebert campaign.”

Boebert’s spokesperson, Stout, said Boebert never had an escort client and that she never spoke to Cruz or met Cruz before she won the 2020 primary. Cruz declined to comment for this article.

Regardless of when Cruz and Boebert first spoke or met, the super PAC’s claim about the timing of the donation was misleading at best. Cruz’s 20 for 20 Victory Fund, which has backed more than 20 Republican House candidates in 2020, made its contribution to Boebert’s campaign in September 2020, more than two months after winning the Republican nomination in a district where the Democratic candidate was competing. The wording of the super PAC — “When Boebert announced his campaign for Congress in December 2019” — at least left open the impression that Cruz’s donation came while she was an obscure candidate in a party primary.

Wheeler said in Thursday’s interview: “I agree that wasn’t an accurate way to put it. He should have said ‘later’ or ‘in September’ or ‘summer 2020’ instead. of – yes, that sounds like it’s immediate, but it’s only, as you pointed out, until the fall of 2020.”

Boebert was quick to point out Cruz’s contribution

Although the super PAC claimed on its website last week that Boebert initially did not report a $70,500 campaign contribution from Cruz, his campaign did in fact quickly report this Sept. 12, 2020, contribution from the Cruz fund. The Boebert campaign listed the contribution in its quarterly financial report in October 2020, the month following the contribution.
The Federal Election Commission sent the Boebert campaign a November 2020 letter noting that the campaign had not disclosed, on another form, that the Cruz fund was a “joint fundraising” partner of the Boebert campaign; the Boebert campaign then added that information to the other form. But even the FEC letter noted that the Boebert campaign had already disclosed the contributions it received from the Cruz fund.

When CNN explained those facts to Wheeler on Thursday, he admitted that the super PAC’s claim that Boebert initially failed to report Cruz’s contribution was not true. “I will also concede this point,” he said.

He said what the super PAC, “very haphazardly or carelessly,” was “trying to convey is that he’s very strange for a freshman, or for a first-time candidate for a election to Congress, to obtain $136,000 from an incumbent member, or sitting senator.”

But Boebert was not unique. The Cruz fund also gave more than $136,000 that same month to top congressional candidate Burgess Owens of Utah, plus more than $132,000 that month to debutant Troy Nehls of Texas, and more than $117,000 that month to beginner Wesley. Hunt of Texas, Public Records Issue.

‘Sugar Daddy’ site says it has no record of Boebert

A representative of the “sugar daddy” website on which the super PAC claims Boebert had a profile, SugarDaddyMeet.com, backed Boebert’s claim that she had never used the site – saying in an email to CNN that a search of its internal records found “No record of Congresswoman Boebert using this website.”

This statement is not classified evidence that Boebert has never been on this site or any other similar site. (The site’s rep, which matches “successful” men with “young and aspiring” women, reportedly identifies himself only as “Alice” and won’t answer follow-up questions.) But the super PAC didn’t until ‘now published no evidence. to contradict the statement.

Wheeler said the evidence is there. He said “Jane Doe 3” had pictures of Boebert’s old SugarDaddyMeet profile and that he had seen those pictures — but he didn’t own them himself and therefore couldn’t provide them to CNN.

Wheeler also acknowledged that Jane Doe 3 is the same source that made the mistake of identifying the photo of the woman on the bed as Boebert.

CNN asked Wheeler if there was absolutely no doubt that the woman pictured on the alleged SugarDaddyMeet page was Boebert. Wheeler paused for five seconds and said, “Well, that’s a picture I’ve seen before, but I haven’t verified that’s his picture.” Wheeler said he relied on the truthfulness of his sources, who he said had also seen Boebert’s SugarDaddyMeet profile in years past.

Boebert’s spokesperson, Stout, has repeatedly told CNN that Boebert never had a profile on the site.

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NDA presidential candidate Murmu meets PM https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/nda-presidential-candidate-murmu-meets-pm/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:44:05 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/nda-presidential-candidate-murmu-meets-pm/ National Democratic Alliance presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday shortly after arriving in the nation’s capital. Modi said her candidacy for the post of president has been appreciated across India by all sections of society. She is expected to file her nomination papers on Friday, with Modi tipped to be […]]]>

National Democratic Alliance presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday shortly after arriving in the nation’s capital.

Modi said her candidacy for the post of president has been appreciated across India by all sections of society.

She is expected to file her nomination papers on Friday, with Modi tipped to be the first nominator. A host of senior BJP leaders, including Union ministers and officials from other parties backing his candidacy, are also expected to be among the nominees.

In a tweet, Modi said, “Met Draupadi Murmu Ji. His presidential appointment was appreciated across India by all sections of society. His understanding of basic issues and vision for India’s development are exceptional.”

She will also meet with a host of senior leaders and then embark on a national campaign, urging different political parties to back her candidacy.

If elected, a strong possibility given that Murmu (64) already has the support of a majority in the electoral college, she will be the first tribal person to be president of India.

The opposition fielded former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha as the joint candidate for the post.

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BJP panel to meet today to finalize presidential candidate https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/bjp-panel-to-meet-today-to-finalize-presidential-candidate/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 21:42:21 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/bjp-panel-to-meet-today-to-finalize-presidential-candidate/ President polls: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to join the meeting virtually. New Delhi: Even though the opposition has not yet chosen its candidate for the presidential elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold its parliamentary council meeting here on Tuesday where it is likely to finalize its choice for the election scheduled […]]]>

President polls: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to join the meeting virtually.

New Delhi:

Even though the opposition has not yet chosen its candidate for the presidential elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold its parliamentary council meeting here on Tuesday where it is likely to finalize its choice for the election scheduled for July 18, sources said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to join the meeting virtually.

The BJP has already formed a 14-member leadership team to oversee the election. Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is the organizer of this team.

BJP leader JP Nadda held a key meeting on Sunday to reflect on the upcoming elections where members of the leadership team were present. The meeting was attended by top leaders like Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Ashwini Vaishnaw, G Kishan Reddy, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Vinod Tawde, CT Ravi, Sambit Patra and others.

Notably, Mr. Nadda and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh have been given the responsibility of holding talks with all political parties on the presidential candidate.

They held talks with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Leader Sharad Pawar, Trinamool Congress Speaker and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Janata Dal (United) Leader and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Biju supremo Janata Dal and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and the National Conference. leader Farooq Abdullah but no results have come so far.

The deadline for submitting nominations is June 29, the ballot will take place on July 18 and the votes will be counted on July 21.

Opposition leaders, who gathered in the nation’s capital on June 15, announced that they had decided to present a consensus candidate for the presidential elections.

Leaders of 17 political parties have joined a crucial meeting of opposition parties convened by Mamata Banerjee to reach consensus on fielding a common candidate against the NDA in the presidential elections. TMC, Congress, CPI, CPI(M), CPIML, RSP, Shiv Sena, NCP, RJD, SP, National Conference, PDP, JD(S), DMK, RLD, IUML and JMM – participated in the meeting held at the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi on June 15.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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Democrat Deidre DeJear lays out her vision for the Iowa gubernatorial race https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/democrat-deidre-dejear-lays-out-her-vision-for-the-iowa-gubernatorial-race/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 20:24:12 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/democrat-deidre-dejear-lays-out-her-vision-for-the-iowa-gubernatorial-race/ Accepting her party’s nomination on Saturday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear said if elected, she would work to make all Iowans feel like they belong. DeJear drew on the state’s history of equality and educational excellence as she made her case and criticized incumbent Governor Kim Reynolds. “We have to focus on the Iowans,” DeJear […]]]>

Accepting her party’s nomination on Saturday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear said if elected, she would work to make all Iowans feel like they belong.

DeJear drew on the state’s history of equality and educational excellence as she made her case and criticized incumbent Governor Kim Reynolds.

“We have to focus on the Iowans,” DeJear told reporters after his speech. “We’ve had opportunity after opportunity to see something from this current governor, but now we know from the evidence, from the fruits of her labor, that she’s not focused on Iowa.”

DeJear told the hundreds of cheering Democrats gathered at their party’s state convention in Des Moines on Saturday that Iowa could once again be No. 1 in education. She said Iowa can ensure health care is affordable and accessible to everyone, strengthen workers’ rights, and strengthen voting rights.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear addresses delegates at the Iowa Democratic Party State Convention at the Iowa Events Center Saturday, June 18, 2022 in Des Moines.

And, DeJear said, Iowa can make sure all of its residents feel welcome in the state, no matter where they live, whether urban or rural, or their backgrounds, including people of color. and LGBTQ people.

“We can do it,” she told the crowd. “We can do that in Iowa.”

After:‘When we show up, we win’: Governor Kim Reynolds delivers fiery speech at Iowa GOP convention

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Democratic gubernatorial candidates Bicker in debate https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/democratic-gubernatorial-candidates-bicker-in-debate/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 04:30:04 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/democratic-gubernatorial-candidates-bicker-in-debate/ Hello. It’s Friday. We’ll look at last night’s heated debate between the three contenders for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. We will also discover a large-scale musical work that was interrupted during a radio broadcast a long time ago. It will be played tonight in anticipation of Juneteenth. “Excuse me, I’m giving an answer,” Hochul said […]]]>

Hello. It’s Friday. We’ll look at last night’s heated debate between the three contenders for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. We will also discover a large-scale musical work that was interrupted during a radio broadcast a long time ago. It will be played tonight in anticipation of Juneteenth.

“Excuse me, I’m giving an answer,” Hochul said at one point when Suozzi tried to cut him off.

“Governor? Governor? Governor?” Suozzi asked impatiently another time. He was trying to force Hochul to look his way after she slammed him for praising Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law prohibiting teachers from instructing on gender identity or sexual orientation – a comment he has since retracted. Hochul kept his eyes on the camera.

The tangle continued as Suozzi claimed she had spent Covid relief money “irresponsibly”. Williams complained that Hochul found money for a stadium for the Buffalo Bills, but not to address gun violence. Suozzi attacked Hochul for receiving National Rifle Association endorsements a decade ago when she was in Congress.

“She says she’s moved on,” Suozzi said. “The only thing that has changed is the governor’s political ambitions.”

When Hochul said she would not raise taxes, Williams countered that “this line of not raising taxes is a Republican line meant to protect wealthy donors.”

It was the second time that the three candidates faced each other. In their first appearance together on June 7, neither Suozzi nor Williams seemed to change the direction of the race. My colleague Nicholas Fandos writes that there were signs after Thursday’s encounter that Hochul had been bruised, but there was no suggestion that Suozzi or Williams had changed the dynamics of a race heading into its home stretch. Early voting begins on Saturday and will continue until June 26, two days before the primary.

Hochul, who has raised more than $30 million in campaign contributions — far more than Suozzi or Williams — has defended many of his administration’s efforts as works in progress. She touted working with Mayor Eric Adams to “give people that sense of security” and protect those with mental health issues.

But Suozzi did not give in. “We hear the governor’s talk about ‘we’re spending money on this, we’re going to get there,'” he said. “Under this administration, they are no safer.”

Suozzi threw his hat in the ring as a centrist determined to cut crime and taxes, and on Thursday he said he would cut state income taxes by 10%. Williams has repeatedly tried to tie Hochul to former Governor Andrew Cuomo, who selected her as lieutenant governor in 2015 and whom she replaced when he resigned last year.


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Expect a partly sunny day with highs near 90 and a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. At night, it’s mostly clear with temperatures in the mid-60s.

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING

Valid until Monday (June 19).


Maybe your briefcase or purse got stuck when the doors closed in the subway car you just squeezed your way into. Or maybe your foot rotated just enough to get stuck between the train and the platform as you descended. For a terrifying second as you took your foot out of space or pulled your briefcase or purse onto the train, you thought about the nightmare that could have been.

That nightmare apparently unfolded in Brooklyn late Wednesday night when, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a subway passenger became trapped between a car on a Q train and an open-air platform at a train station and is fell on the tracks. The passenger, identified as Marcus Bryant, 37, was pronounced dead shortly after midnight Thursday.

Police officials said Thursday morning that testimony suggested Bryant’s clothes got caught in the doors as he exited the train at the M Avenue station in Midwood, Brooklyn. But Richard Davey, president of New York City Transit — the MTA division that oversees the subway — later contradicted those accounts, and police said they would defer to the MTA.

Davey said Bryant “got caught between the train and the platform” and fell onto the tracks. “We don’t believe it was a gate incident,” Davey told a news conference. Police had said the train dragged Bryant along the platform until he fell onto the tracks; it was unclear if a second train that entered the station hit Bryant.

The MTA said the station’s cameras were working at the time. But the agency declined to release footage as its investigation was still ongoing.

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Late one Friday night in May 1937, during the height of network radio pre-television, the broadcast of a concert from Cincinnati unexpectedly ended. The reason was not technical difficulties. “We are sorry, indeed,” intoned a deep-voiced announcer as NBC interrupted, “but due to prior commitments, we are unable to stay for the final moments of this excellent performance.”

“No one can explain why,” said Liz Player, founding executive director and artistic director of the Harlem Chamber Players, who will perform a performance of the play that was discontinued at Riverside Church tonight ahead of the June 19 holiday. “There are people who surmise there must have been racist objections” from listeners because the piece – “The Ordering of Moses” – was written by a black composer. “But there is no proof,” she told me. “These are just suspicions.

The composer was R. Nathaniel Dett, whom author and critic Joseph Horowitz described as part of the “substrate of American classical music that quietly coexisted with the glamour” of white conductors like Arturo Toscanini and star performers like Vladimir Horowitz.

Why the Cincinnati May Festival show ended the way it did may well remain a mystery. James Conlon, the music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from 1979 to 2016, told me that “there doesn’t seem to be any other explanation” than complaints that Dett was black. But like Player, Conlon said there was “no definitive authority” for that conclusion.

Tammy Kernodle, a musicologist who was associate editor of the Encyclopedia of African American Music, was familiar with the piece but not the story that the broadcast was cut due to listener objections. “I can’t believe it, and I’ll tell you why,” she told me. “There was too much music by black composers and black musicians played on the radio in the 1930s.” And it’s possible that representation in Cincinnati may have fallen behind, a no-no in the time-conscious broadcasting world.

Player noted that Dett’s oratorio told the biblical story of Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt after a series of plagues. “I hope this will be a foreshadowing of our own exit from the pandemic,” she told me. “I love that Dett takes the witty ‘Go Down, Moses,’ which is also a message of black liberation, and weaves it throughout the oratorio.”

Dear Diary:

I was going down the service elevator in my building with Mike, the elevator operator.

Suddenly he stopped at one of the lower floors.

When the door opened, he held out his hand.

An older woman standing there reached out her hand, holding a jar she apparently couldn’t open.

Mike took the jar, opened it and returned it with a smile.

“Thank you,” she said.

He closed the door and we continued down.

—Anne Osman

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PDP forms committee to select vice-presidential candidate https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/pdp-forms-committee-to-select-vice-presidential-candidate/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 13:31:11 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/pdp-forms-committee-to-select-vice-presidential-candidate/ Ologunagba said the establishment of the presidential candidate selection committee by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) was in line with Part VI, Paragraph 14 of the PDP Election Guidelines. According to him, the chief Tom Ikimi will be the chairman of the committee, while Dr. Akilu Indabawa would serve as secretary and Mr. Sunday […]]]>

Ologunagba said the establishment of the presidential candidate selection committee by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) was in line with Part VI, Paragraph 14 of the PDP Election Guidelines.

According to him, the chief Tom Ikimi will be the chairman of the committee, while Dr. Akilu Indabawa would serve as secretary and Mr. Sunday omobo as administrative secretary.

The other members approved to serve on the committee were the captain. Idris WadaChief Osita Chidoka, Binta Bello, Chief Mutiat Adedoja, Austin Opara, Prof. Aisha MadawakiMrs Ayotunde George-OlogunChief Chidiebelu Mofus, and Fidelis Tapgun.

Ologunagba said the exercise would be held at the PDP National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja on Thursday at 10 a.m.

NAN recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had warned political parties that its candidate nomination portal for the 2023 general elections would automatically close at 6 p.m. on June 17 for national elections and at 6 p.m. on July 15 for national elections.

The commission also said that presidential and gubernatorial nominees must be accompanied by the names of their running mates (i.e., vice-presidential and assistant gubernatorial nominees) without whom the nomination would be invalid.

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University of Kansas athletic administrator running for Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/university-of-kansas-athletic-administrator-running-for-democratic-nomination-for-u-s-senate/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 14:13:22 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/university-of-kansas-athletic-administrator-running-for-democratic-nomination-for-u-s-senate/ TOPEKA — Paul Buskirk felt called 16 years ago to extend his contributions to public service by campaigning for the governorship of Kansas. He put the idea to the test by talking to a handful of close friends. The reaction was mixed. Some were in disbelief. Others found it wonderful. The next step was to […]]]>

TOPEKA — Paul Buskirk felt called 16 years ago to extend his contributions to public service by campaigning for the governorship of Kansas.

He put the idea to the test by talking to a handful of close friends. The reaction was mixed. Some were in disbelief. Others found it wonderful. The next step was to seek his wife’s approval. He called her with a pitch outlining how a political novice in Lawrence should face incumbent Governor Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat who had dealt with electoral politics since her youth in Ohio.

“I said, ‘Lauren, that’s what I think. What do you think’?” said Buskirk. “There was this long pause on the other end of the phone. She said, ‘Hmm, I love Kathleen Sebelius. I don’t think I could vote for you. This campaign fizzled out and went down. crushed and burned very quickly.

Sixteen years later, Buskirk responded to his political impulses by seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. Senate. There are six Democrats and two Republicans vying — not Sebelius — for the seat held by U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, the Kansas Republican.

Buskirk, director of academic support at the University of Kansas athletics department, said his family members have always been involved in service, whether as a teacher, doctor, pastor or as a another way. The timing of his 2022 quest feels better on a personal level, he said. Another layer of motivation appeared on May 2 when Politico reported that a conservative majority on the United States Supreme Court was set to overturn Roe v. Wade and overturn 50 years of legal precedent on abortion rights.

“The world changed a bit and turned around on May 2,” he said.

He said he would not try to change voters’ minds on abortion, but that he wanted the Senate to seriously consider the critical child welfare issues raised by the possible overthrow of Roe and the eventual passage on August 2 of an amendment to the Kansas Constitution declaring nothing in the state’s bill of rights granted a woman the right to an abortion.

In a politically divisive atmosphere, Buskirk said, the interests of children born into unstable families should be at the forefront of public debate on abortion.

“Maybe the mother is not prepared to be able to take care of this child. Maybe she didn’t really want the child. We so need to talk more about adoption services,” Buskirk said.

Buskirk joined a field of candidates with six Democrats, including Mike Andra of Wichita, Mark Holland of Kansas City, Kansas, Robert Klingenberg of Salina, Michael Soetaert of Alta Vista and Paul Wiesner of Overland Park. On the GOP side of the ledger, Manhattan’s Moran is running in the primary against Derby’s Joan Farr. Farr, who previously ran for governor against Sam Brownback, is running for the U.S. Senate simultaneously from Kansas and Oklahoma.

Buskirk said he had never met Moran, but saw the senator as someone with “character integrity.” He also said Moran had made some “disturbing” decisions over the past two years.

Buskirk grew up in Nebraska and Colorado before moving to Derby. He enrolled at KU to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He added a master’s degree in counseling psychology. During his graduate studies, he was involved in academic support services for KU students. He stayed and worked in education for 33 years.

“I work with our 500 student-athletes who come to the University of Kansas,” Buskirk said. “If you come to Kansas, we will give you every opportunity to succeed in athletics and in studies. So the student makes the choice, he comes to Kansas, the coaches take care of the athletic part, then they give us the rest of the responsibility.

He said he was alarmed by the violence perpetrated against children in schools across the country. He said the Senate must rise to the challenge of mental illnesses that plague children and young adults. It is not the whole response to violence, he said, but part of the response to a national emergency.

The constitutional right to bear arms was developed when men and women owned guns that required a little gunpowder, a lead bullet and a striking rod to reload, he said. The law is expected to reflect the realities of gun technology allowing an 18-year-old to legally buy a military-style assault weapon and walk into a Texas elementary school to slaughter 19 fourth-graders and two teachers, he said.

“I don’t think savvy founders would have a problem saying, ‘You want to buy a gun?’ Cool. Extend background time on checks.’ I’m pretty sure the same founders would say if somebody has mental health issues, I’m not sure they want them carrying a gun,” Buskirk said.

Buskirk said he did not agree with former President Donald Trump’s claims that the 2020 election won by President Joe Biden was tainted with corruption. He said people clinging to unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about voter fraud were likely just angry about a Democrat being elected.

The actions of local, state and federal government agencies to thwart the COVID-19 pandemic have been denounced by people opposed to limits on mass gatherings, vaccination programs or mask-wearing as an intrusion on individual freedoms. Buskirk does not fall into this camp.

“It is the government’s obligation to be intrusive when the well-being of the population is at risk. I think that’s the role we expect of them… to save us. Maybe not always perfect, but don’t just sit around and do nothing,” he said.

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