[img_assist|nid=85|title=Kieran Lalor and Fred Thompson.|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=250|height=188]Congressional challenger Kieran Lalor thought this was going to be an easier campaign.
He's a Republican Iraq War veteran running in a Hudson Valley district that voted for George W. Bush over John Kerry 53-45, and he's challenging incumbent freshman Democrat John Hall who, in 2006, ousted a Republican incumbent withRead More
Other Republicans are picking up the argument Roger Stone made to me when he refuted Democratic claim that the investigations into Eliot Spitzer are just like Whitewater.
Democratic members of congress Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney have been the latest to push the analogy, scolding the Republicans for being political and urging Read More
The Forward has a nice piece this week on how U.S. Rep. John Hall, rocker-turned-Congressman in the Hudson Valley, anchored his narrow victory over Republican Sue Kelly last year by winning the burgeoning Kiryas Joel compound of Orthodox Jews to his side, over a water-rights issue.
Good reporting. The Forward notes that Read More
So about that scintillating rumor – the one picked up and held firmly at arm’s length last week by super-sub Andrew Rice — about Westchester native and former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer running for the Sue Kelly seat in 2008…
Fleischer wishes to put the speculation to rest Read More
A fun rumor that’s been bouncing around for the last day or so says that Ari Fleischer, the former White House Press Secretary, is considering a run for Congress. Fleischer comes from the Westchester County district long represented by Republican Sue Kelly. But Kelly went down in November, narrowly losing to Democrat John Hall, a Read More
It’s freshman orientation week in Washington, when all the newly elected Representatives get to meet the party leaders and get intensive training on how to put a staff and congressional office together.
The freshman get to bring along one person — a sort of chief-of-staff-in-training, to help out and learn the ropes. John Hall Read More
Here is one of the graphs MoveOn.org just sent out.
On the left is the number of phone calls their supporters made to voters on behalf of Democratic challenger John Hall in his race against Rep. Sue Kelly.
On the right is the margin by which Hall won.
Message: MoveOn put Hall and other Read More
Ed Bradley of 60 minutes died.
Tuesday’s congressional elections were a major coup for “those who pushed for a fearless, genuinely oppositional Dem posture on national security issues early in the cycle,” says Greg Sargent.
Taking credit for Republican Rep. Sue Kelly’s loss: Richard French and Stephen Read More
The village of Kiryas Joel is claiming credit for John Hall’s victory in the 19th Congressional District over Sue Kelly .
From Ari Felberman, the government relations coordinator for the village:
“Numbers don’t lie. The numbers are very clear, there was a chunk of votes taken out of one column and put into the Read More
Republican Rep. Sue Kelly’s is sending out the attack-bots.
In an automated call that has been going out to Westchester voters today, an anonymous male speaker connects the support of Kiryas Joel for Democratic challenger John Hall to a commitment to a “mammoth, new 13-mile pipeline” they wanted.
“There’s a reason why KJ Read More