Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Schreibman Wins

Not a big surprise:
Former Ulster County Democratic Chairman Julian Schreibman on Tuesday defeated Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner in the Democratic primary in New York’s 19th Congressional District.

The Associated Press declared Schreibman the winner at 11:02 p.m., and numbers compiled by the Freeman confirmed the result.

Schreibman will face U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, in the November election.
What I find most interesting about the returns is that so few people are actually involved in the choosing of candidates:
With all precincts reporting in Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Schoharie, Rensselaer, Otsego, Montgomery and Broome counties, and most precincts reporting in Columbia and Delawarecounties, Schreibman led by a tally of 5,457-3,939, or roughly 58-42 percent.
Fewer than 10,000 votes in a district with approximately 700,000 residents.

In other news, Wendy Long's voluntary November ass-whooping has now been officially confirmed:
Wendy Long, who promoted her conservative credentials on her way to a convincing win in New York’s Republican Senate primary, now faces a broader and more liberal electorate as she takes on Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand.

Long, a New York City attorney, defeated U.S. Rep. Bob Turner and Nassau County comptroller George Maragos in a primary election Tuesday notable for low turnout.
Long doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell against Gillibrand.

And, not to be too partisan, one of the most corrupt Democrats in the House managed to keep his nose in the trough for another term:
The 2012 Democratic primary for the House of Representatives was billed as a tough fight for Rep. Charles Rangel, thanks to demographic changes and the shadows of an ethic scandal. And when the dust cleared, it was apparent that it had been.

Rangel only narrowly defeated his closest challenger, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat on Tuesday. With about 85 percent of the votes tallied, he had about 45 percent of the vote in unofficial results, a rare dip below a majority for Rangel.

Even in 2010, when he was in the midst of an ethics investigation, he easily outdistanced his nearest rival, winning more than twice the number of votes.
Rangle has been there so long, I think everyone in his district probably owes him a personal favor. My guess is he'll leave office feet first.


  1. Pathetic that the crook Rangel gets another shot at professional thievery!
    Schreibman will get his clock cleaned by a TRUE PUBLIC SERVANT, Congressman Chris Gibson !!!
    He is head and shoulders above the slob who just retired,, Mo the wife-beater,,
    Schreibman cant carry Cong Gibson's M-16,,,,
    Dems dont like Schreibman, so he will not motivate the base, neither will Obama, soooo, Gibson will trounce him!
    Pathetic turnout, but as one who tried to get out the vote, NO ONE CARED ! Sad,,,

  2. Turnout was horrible. Only 1 out of 13 registered Democrats in the district bothered to vote for Tyner or Schreibman. Part of it was timing in June, and part of it was lack of interest in either of these two.

    I have to agree that Gibson is the prohibitive favorite against Julian. There's a lot of D's who will support Gibson from what I'm hearing.

  3. Gibson returns his military pension while drawing a congressional salary. Mo took his NYS assembly pension and more, Larkin takes his military pension also. So it is obvious that Gibson is a cut above the average public servant and will play well in his new district.

    1. Gibson is a very unusual animal for today's GOP. The fact that he has a doctorate, alone, would make him suspect in many conservative circles.

      I still won't vote for him, but his presence in Congress won't make me feel like fleeing to another state -- which is progress of a sort.