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Merlin on the New York Senate primary’s and general……

Hello Dog!

New York’s Junior Kirsten Gillibrand leads Harold Ford Jr. in a new Statewide Survey. She also leads her likely Republican Opponent Bruce Blakeman unless former Governor George Pataki jumps into this Contest.

Marist Poll

New York Senate Special

Democratic Primary

Incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand  44 %
Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr.  27 %
Jonathan Tasini  5 %
Undecided  25 %

General Election

Former Governor George Pataki (R)  49 %
Incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)  43 %
Undecided  8 %

Incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)  52 %
Bruce Blakeman (R)  30 %
Undecided  18 %

Former Governor George Pataki (R)  52 %
Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D)  35 %
Undecided  13 %

Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D)  39 %
Bruce Blakeman (R)  35 %
Undecided  26 %

Full Results at http://maristpoll.marist.edu

Merlin’s Thought:

One thing seems clear: Harold Ford is a much, much weaker General Election Candidate then Senator Gillibrand.

Merlin

The Dog agree’s that right now the undeclared candidate Harold Ford Jr. trails the appointed Senator Gillibrand……But the Dog is worried that Pataki and old GOP retread could still be leading the Junior Senator from New York…..Ford is not out it..being only 17% behind….he can easliy make the democratic primary close by declaring and campaigning…as I mention in the 17th Amendment post…let the voters decide….The Dog is all for Harold Ford Jr. primarying Kirsten Gillibrand……may the best person win…and go on to knock Pataki out…….

February 1, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , , | 12 Comments

Merlin on the New York Senate primary's and general……

Hello Dog!

New York’s Junior Kirsten Gillibrand leads Harold Ford Jr. in a new Statewide Survey. She also leads her likely Republican Opponent Bruce Blakeman unless former Governor George Pataki jumps into this Contest.

Marist Poll

New York Senate Special

Democratic Primary

Incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand  44 %
Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr.  27 %
Jonathan Tasini  5 %
Undecided  25 %

General Election

Former Governor George Pataki (R)  49 %
Incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)  43 %
Undecided  8 %

Incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)  52 %
Bruce Blakeman (R)  30 %
Undecided  18 %

Former Governor George Pataki (R)  52 %
Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D)  35 %
Undecided  13 %

Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D)  39 %
Bruce Blakeman (R)  35 %
Undecided  26 %

Full Results at http://maristpoll.marist.edu

Merlin’s Thought:

One thing seems clear: Harold Ford is a much, much weaker General Election Candidate then Senator Gillibrand.

Merlin

The Dog agree’s that right now the undeclared candidate Harold Ford Jr. trails the appointed Senator Gillibrand……But the Dog is worried that Pataki and old GOP retread could still be leading the Junior Senator from New York…..Ford is not out it..being only 17% behind….he can easliy make the democratic primary close by declaring and campaigning…as I mention in the 17th Amendment post…let the voters decide….The Dog is all for Harold Ford Jr. primarying Kirsten Gillibrand……may the best person win…and go on to knock Pataki out…….

February 1, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , , | 12 Comments

Governor Paterson of NY to cut school budgets by 10%…he will be overruled…..and in hot water…..

Count on it…….

Well, I guess he’s in hot water already…with a huge whole in his budget…And trying economic times, huh?

While his aides wouldn’t comment Saturday night, Paterson on Buffalo’s WBEN-AM said Sunday morning that he plans to withhold $750 million in payments to a number of areas, including school districts, the property tax reduction program, local governments, human services and service providers.

Since the money has been authorized by the state legislature he’s gonna get sued… ( and districts will be forced to scramble to borrow, or make immediate cuts, forcing parents to scream at their local state representatives) and a judge IS gonna tell him to release the money…and there are going to be a lot of very angry New Yorker’s out there….and the media is going to roast him alive…..but he has a hole in his budget that needs fixing …and he’s not gonna be Governor after January 1st , 2011 (Andrew Cuomo will)…so he’s going for broke…..it’s not going to be fun to watch this play out….

But we will…….

December 13, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Politics, The Economy | , , | Leave a comment

From out in left field….How about a poll pitting Harold Ford Jr. against Kristen Gilibrand????

Seems a guy in New York got polled about Harold Ford Jr. running against Kristen Gilibrand  in the primary for the democratic New York Senate seat…..yea!…how about that??

Last time I heard Harold Ford Jr. was doing his thing in Tennesse…..

Here’s the link to thealbanyproject.com story…….

I wonder if someone is putting these guys on?……

Ah….I’ve done some checking around…..it might interest everyone to know two things …First of all, Ford’s wife is a New York public relations person for Carolina Herrara…Second, Ford is currently a visiting professor at New York University these days…..now I’d be willing to bet, he and his wife have diggs in New York City…making him a New Yorker these days…..well I’be darned…..now that would be a hell of race, huh?

Note: Carolyn McCarthy has come for Gilibrand …ONLY  IF SHE WINS THE DEMOCARTIC PRIMARY FOR SENATOR……does McCarthy know something we all don’t?

November 25, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Politics | , , , , , | 21 Comments

New Yorks don't really know or like Kirsten Gilibrand…..

That’s the result of a new Marist Poll, and I’m not surprised…Kirsten Gillibrand really doesn’t fit the mold…being from upstate, and  a hard blue-dog democrat, who is trying to come across a bit more to the left….

While the democrats outside New York City have been able to swallow the idea of her as the junior senator from the Empire State…a whole lot of people in New York City haven’t…..

If you’ve been here before you know that I believe Pataki and Rudy are has been as New York republicans…but both, yes both, currently out poll Gillibrand….

My solution…..Schumer won’t like it (he sold her to Paterson)…but she should be premiered…she doesn’t belong in the spot…..

November 23, 2009 Posted by | Government, Politics | , , , | 2 Comments

New Yorks don’t really know or like Kirsten Gilibrand…..

That’s the result of a new Marist Poll, and I’m not surprised…Kirsten Gillibrand really doesn’t fit the mold…being from upstate, and  a hard blue-dog democrat, who is trying to come across a bit more to the left….

While the democrats outside New York City have been able to swallow the idea of her as the junior senator from the Empire State…a whole lot of people in New York City haven’t…..

If you’ve been here before you know that I believe Pataki and Rudy are has been as New York republicans…but both, yes both, currently out poll Gillibrand….

My solution…..Schumer won’t like it (he sold her to Paterson)…but she should be premiered…she doesn’t belong in the spot…..

November 23, 2009 Posted by | Government, Politics | , , , | 2 Comments