NY-26: Powers, Davis

14 Mar

The Niagara County Democratic Committee has endorsed Jon Powers in his race to defeat Tom Reynolds in New York’s 26th Congressional District. Powers said, “I am thrilled to have the support of Niagara County Democrats. Niagara County is the key county for any Democrat running in this district and their support is a huge boost to my campaign.”

Powers now holds the endorsement of five of the seven counties in his district. “We can market him very well,” said Niagara County Democratic Chairman Dan Rivera, “Labor has really taken a liking to this guy and we want to try something new to solve this problem and the problem is Tom Reynolds.”

In response, Bob McCarthy spoke with Jack Davis. Here’s how that went:

[Davis] said he will ask all of the counties that have endorsed Powers to reconsider.

“These are people who fall for a pretty face and a war record,” Davis said. “Four or five of those counties have new chairmen and don’t know what they’re talking about.”

He called Powers a “good salesman” but said he brings to the table extensive business experience, a stand against most free trade agreements and illegal immigration, as well as $2 million of his own money pledged to the campaign.

“All these people just want the job,” he said. “I don’t need a job. I already have a job.”

Well, he’s added “illegal immigration” to his one-issue platform. Unfortunately for Jack, “illegal immigration” isn’t really a massive concern in Western New York. We’re losing people; not gaining people who shouldn’t be here.

Davis’ $2 million didn’t buy him the election in 2004, and it couldn’t get him over the top in 2006, either. I have a prediction . He’s going to keep his job in 2008. For him to denigrate Powers by calling him a “pretty face with a war record” is, well, reprehensible.

Davis, Kryzan, and Powers go before the ECDC on Saturday.

2 Responses to “NY-26: Powers, Davis”

  1. Mike March 14, 2008 at 3:16 pm #

    I’m really sorry that Powers was endorsed by Niagara County Democratic Chairman Dan Rivera, might as well chalk up the loss right now.

  2. Jackson Smiles March 23, 2008 at 11:30 am #

    Mike… I’m sorry that Davis has an 0-2 record and Kryzan was the only Democrat to give $$ to Reynolds.

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