Congressman Bob Turner’s Senate campaign is sure the Keystone XL oil pipeline is a winner.
In addition to hosting their first public event at a gas station and previously pumping the gas price issue, they’ve been repeatedly pushing the issue in the last fourteen hours alone.
Yesterday evening, they blasted out a press release cheering President Barack Obama’s decision to fast-track the approval process for the pipeline’s extension to the Gulf Coast (which is part, but not all, of what many Republican political figures would like to see), and attacking incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for voting against the overall project.
“The most left-wing senator in America, Kirsten Gillibrand, is once again showing that she is out of the American mainstream,” Mr. Turner’s campaign spokeswoman, Jessica Proud, said in the statement. “Even President Obama is now forced to concede that Keystone makes sense. How does Kirsten Gillibrand reconcile her vote?”
This morning, Mr. Turner’s campaign was out with another statement, announcing, “So sure is the Turner campaign that Ms. Gillibrand will reverse course on the pipeline, that it is offering a free tank of gas (up to 20 gallons) to the New Yorker who can mostly closely guess the exact day, hour, and minute of Ms. Gillibrand’s change of mind.”
“As sure as the sun will set today and rise tomorrow, Kirsten Gillibrand will change her position on the Keystone XL Pipeline,” Ms. Proud said in this morning’s release.
Mr. Turner is currently in a competitive Republican primary with Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos and attorney Wendy Long. They face the voters on June 26th.