Bob Turner Wants The Senate Primary Ballots Impounded

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Bob Turner (Photo: Facebook)

Political candidates generally impound ballots in elections where there is suspected voter fraud, Congressman Bob Turner’s campaign says they want the ballots in today’s three-way Republican Senate primary impounded just to be on the safe side of things. Mr. Turner’s campaign sent out a statement this evening announcing they have ordered the ballots impounded “to ensure the integrity of every vote in what may be shaping up as the lowest turnout in New York primary history.”

“The Turner campaign is committed to ensuring the integrity of every vote and impounding the ballots is the best way to achieve that for the good of all the campaigns,” campaign spokeswoman Jessica Proud said. “In the meantime, we are urging as many Republicans as possible to get to the polls before 9 p.m. to support the candidate of their choice.” Continue reading “Bob Turner Wants The Senate Primary Ballots Impounded”

Election Day: What Are You Watching, Pt. 2

ballot box Election Day: What Are You Watching, Pt. 2Voters head to the polls tomorrow to decide the Democratic and Republican nominees in key federal races across the state, and for those races in heavily Democratic districts, tomorrow’s election will effectively be coronations. For hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, our next congressional representatives will be determined Tuesday night.

My colleague David Freedlander has already weighed in with some thoughts, which you are more than encouraged to do as well by emailing him at dfreedlander [@] observer.com.

Here’s some of what I’m watching:

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Tweets From The Trail: ‘Why Nothing Happening In Comgress?’

Today, political types were focused on the “high” President Obama gets from campaigning, empty seats and the blood of Ronald Reagan. Here’s our roundup of the day’s best Tweets from the campaign trail.

Republican Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley thinks President Obama should focus on the business of government.

Our very own Colin Campbell noted empty seats at Congressman Jerry Nadler’s latest event.

Politico’s Roger Simon was disgusted by the purported auction of President Reagan’s blood.

RNC Research Director Joe Pounder was keeping a close eye on the Republican primary in Kentucky.

The goings on in Kentucky reminded Slate’s Dave Weigel of federal inmate Keith Judd’s improbable victory in West Virginia.

CNN: Newt Gingrich Plans To Drop Out Next Week

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Newt staring down a bronze statue of George Washington at the 2010 premiere of his documentary about Pope John Paul II "Nine Days That Shook The World." (Photo: Facebook)

According to CNN, Newt Gingrich plans to formally end his White House bid and endorse Mitt Romney at a campaign event in Washington D.C. next Tuesday. Prior to Mr. Romney’s five state primary sweep last night, Mr. Gingrich indicated he would “reassess” his campaign if he was unable to win the primary in Delaware, where he focused much of his energy in the past few weeks. Mr. Gingrich ended up losing that contest with just about 27 percent of the vote compared to 56 percent for Mr. Romney. Continue reading “CNN: Newt Gingrich Plans To Drop Out Next Week”

In Times Square, GOP Primary Has Drugs Instead of Drama

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A police officer bowling on his iPad at the polling place inside the Times Square Hotel.

Mitt Romney had already settled into his status as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee long before his five state primary sweep last night and his wide lead in Empire State polls made his victory in New York a foregone conclusion. However, The Politicker still decided to stop by our local polling place in Times Square to see the democratic process at work in a place where the stakes might have been low, but at least one of the constituents was high. Continue reading “In Times Square, GOP Primary Has Drugs Instead of Drama”

Newt Gingrich May Actually Be Ready To Call It Quits

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Delaware may be Newt Gingrich’s Waterloo. In an interview with NBC News, Mr. Gingrich revealed he will “reassess” his doomed presidential campaign depending on how he does in tonight’s Delaware primary.

“I think we need to take a deep look at what we are doing,” Mr. Gingrich said. “We will be in North Carolina tomorrow night and we will look and see what the results are.” Continue reading “Newt Gingrich May Actually Be Ready To Call It Quits”

Rick Santorum’s Campaign Manager Is Having Trouble Adjusting To Life Off The Trail

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Michael Biundo standing by his man, Rick Santorum, in 2011. (Photo: Facebook)

Witth his candidate officially no longer a contender in the presidential race, Rick Santorum’s campaign manager, Michael Biundo, headed back to his home in New Hampshire yesterday. After his first night off the campaign trail, Mr. Biundo is clearly having some trouble adjusting to the more relaxed schedule of normal life outside the election cycle.

“So… no reason to be up at 4:00am but yet here I am. :),” he wrote on his Facebook wall this morning. Continue reading “Rick Santorum’s Campaign Manager Is Having Trouble Adjusting To Life Off The Trail”