The western New York district had once been thought to be a Republican lock, but G.O.P. assemblywoman Jane Corwin has slipped in recent polling as independent candidate Jack Davis has remained put up a fierce fight.
Now Democrats are circling the wagons for Hochul, with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announcing plans to campaign for her in the coming days.
Today a reader passes along the follow invite for a fundraiser for Hochul which brings together Manhattan members of Congress Carolyn Maloney and Jerry Nadler alongside City Comptroller John Liu, the first time, as far as I know, that this particular threesome has spearheaded a fundraising effort.
The event will be at the home of Democratic activist James Simon and $250 gets you in the door. The fundraiser comes on the heels of another one for Hochul hosted by Maloney last month
You Are Cordially Invited to Join a Reception in Support of
Democratic Nominee for NY-26 Special Election
The Special election is for the open seat created by the resignation of Republican Christopher Lee and will be held in May. Kathy is a progressive, pro-choice candidate. She is running in a 3-way race against a self-funding tea party candidate who will likely split votes with her Republican opponent.
For more information, visit www.kathyhochul.com.
Friday, May 13, 2011
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
At the home of
200 West End Avenue at West 70th Street, 3rd Floor
With Special Guests
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
Congressman Jerrold Nadler
NYC Comptroller John C. Liu
□Chair: $2500 □Vice Chair: $1000 □Patron: $500 □Friend: $250
Please make checks payable to ‘Kathy Hochul For Congress’
P.O. Box 64, Buffalo, N.Y. 14231
or contribute online at
Please RSVP to Walter Swett at 212-862-4990 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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