Dan Chmielewski

With Updates: NY23 goes Blue; Hoffman Concedes to Owens

New York’s North Country, a moderate Republican district since the 19th century, has a new Democratic Congressional representative.  Bill Owens, endorsed this weekend by the conservative Watertown Daily Times, has been elected to Congress.  Read about it here. This election is a noted defeat for conservatives like Sarah Palin, Dick Armey, Fred Thompson and our…

NY Times: GOP “Stalinists” Invade Upstate NY for NY23 Congressional Race; Right wing leaning Watertown Times Endorses Democrat Owens

As I noted in a post Friday, I used to live in NY23, a sprawling district in Upstate NY that’s been Republican since the 19th century; but while Republican, the area is hardly conservative.  Its’ very moderate and often difficult to tell Democrats and Republicans apart.  These are good people; salt of the earth types…

Bill Hunt’s Fundraiser Features Guest Speaker Now Under FBI Investigation

Conservatives and those with anti-Latino/anti-illegal immigrant leanings love Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his aggresisve treatment of illegal immigrants.  And Sheriff Joe is coming to Orange County next Thursday for a fundraiser for candidate Bill Hunt. There’s only one small problem. Arpaio is under FBI investigation for using the power of his office…

The Special Election in NY CD-23

Does it snow in Mexico? If you live in Mexico, NY, in the heart of New York’s CD-23, yes it does.  A lot.  Lake effect snow. That cold, wet, heavy heart attack snow than can drop three feet in 24 hours. So why are we writing about Upstate NY and the special election in CD23…

Gavin Newsom Drops Out

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has dropped out of the race for Governor, leaving no declared Democratic Party candidate for Governor.  Here is his statement: It is with great regret I announce today that I am withdrawing from the race for governor of California. With a young family and responsibilities at city hall, I have…

OC’s Scariest Bloggers

It’s time for All Hallow’s Eve and another rendition of OC’s Scariest Bloggers; this is an informal list we talk about at Drinking Liberally and we’re expanding it a bit to include regular commenters. We’ll count it down… #10  Adam Probolsky— A blogger for both Red County and Flash Report and the winner of the…

Rep. Campbell Backs House Resolution Honoring Tea Baggers

Congressman John Campbell has lent his name to another important piece of legislation that has no impact on our daily lives or solves any of the big problems America faces, but does play to his conservative base fo teabaggers. Campbell is one of the sponsors of House Resolution HR870 which is a non-binding resolution: “Expressing gratitude…