Tag Archives: Kirsten Gillibrand

Long vs. Gillibrand

29 Jun

HT Marquil at EmpireWire.com

Gillibrand and Higgins for Hochul

22 May

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins at a GOTV rally for Kathy Hochul at the UAW hall in Amherst on Saturday:


After the rally was over, after the crowds had gone, after all the other cameras and media had left, and as I was chatting with some Higgins and Tim Kennedy staffers, I caught Brian Higgins speaking with voters about Hochul.

Hochul’s GOTV Begins

21 May

Today at 2:30 pm in Williamsville, United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and United States Congressman Brian Higgins will be campaigning with Erie County Clerk and candidate for US Congress from NY-26, Kathy Hochul.

Yesterday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo – one of the most popular politicians in New York State – endorsed Hochul.


Also, if you’re lucky, you might catch Bowser from Sha-na-na campaigning for Hochul. (Bowser, who is only slightly less culturally relevant to contemporary Americans than Pat Boone. Also, Boone hasn’t actually deigned to come here to campaign for Corwin.)

A Senator from Upstate

5 Oct


Above is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand‘s campaign’s second ad of the season.  As the first upstate Senator in nearly 40 years, she’s pretty in-tune with the mass volume of economic fail that’s befallen areas north of Poughkeepsie and west of the Hudson in the past several decades.

While in Congress, Gillibrand helped pass new tax deductions that allow middle class families to deduct up to $1,000 in property taxes and sponsored legislation to allow families to deduct 100 percent of their property taxes. She has continued this work in the US Senate.

Senator Gillibrand has made job creation or number one priority, launching an innovation agenda to foster new new high tech opportunities and passing legislation that will help small businesses gain access to the loans they need to grow. This year, Senator Gillibrand wrote the Upstate Works Act, new legislation (S.3787) to provide targeted support for a broad range of sector’s in the economy in – providing new capital for small business, retooling New York’s manufacturers to produce clean, domestic energy, providing tax credits for family farms to diversify their production, and creating new worker training opportunities for students and working adults to prepare for the jobs of the future.

And to stop the outsourcing that has devastated Upstate New York’s economy for decades, Senator Gillibrand voted in August to end tax subsidies for corporations that ship American jobs overseas and reward companies that create jobs right here at home.