Today we have two winners from District 9 in New York after tallying the results from the special election. This is a seat that has had only 5 Republicans winning the opportunity to represent the citizens since 1865 when William A. Darling won this seat.
We can look at all the polling numbers to find out why a Republican took over a largely Democratic region and offer valuable insight to next years elections. This is New York a heavily populated liberal state, look they elected Weiner, Clinton and Charles Rangel to Congress in both the House and the Senate.
Weprin was a State Legislator who had campaign contributions of only 450 thousand dollars along with opposition from the start. His voting record in the State followed him to this election and many of those in the district did not approve of his stance on the issues important to them. We will discuss these issues in the next article in depth.
This wasn’t a referendum on the House seat but on the Obama Economy. The jobs Act is the newest version of “Let me spend more of your money because government knows better than you do.” This is 447 billion dollars on paper, yet it most likely will come in at 500 or 600 billion as all spending in Washington know no boundaries.
People are fed up with our government spending money they don’t have, and spending it without concern as to where it goes and how it is spent. These hard earned tax dollars need to be accounted for before the check is sign so the American Taxpayers feel they are getting value for their buck. Plan and simple, America citizens want their representatives to listen to what they believe is good for the nation and not be told by elected officials “We know better then you do!” The Republican winner is Bob Turner.
In Nevada Special election we had a Republican win by a huge margin to represent the wishes of the people. This election could only have one candidate from each party according to Ross Miller, Secretary of the State and the legal counsel who had to look into how the state must handle this first for Nevada.
Newly elected Congressmen Amodei wasn’t the best candidate but had political clout. While as a state legislator he voted for the largest tax increase in the history of the state. This is a Republican stronghold and from the results the citizens felt he was a better choice then any of the others on the ballot.
Mr. Amodei raised only 537 thousand dollars however had over a million spent from outside sources to help get the message out concerning his main competition, the Democratic challenger. Amodei had backing from RNC headquarters and ran a fine campaign expanding on the pitfalls of his opponent Kate Marshall. Kate received very little support.
The House picked up one seat after the election results were posted. They now can continue to work to find ways to cut the waste in spending reduce the size of the Federal government and most importantly listen to the taxpayers that got them there. The candidates and the taxpayers are the two winners in these elections.