The political football that is the renaming of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center after former Sen. Jim Buckley is inflating.
Earlier today we wrote about how two of the candidates vying for the GOP nomination to challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand were sniping over the issue, with lawyer Wendy Long accusing GOP chair Ed Cox of using the issue to buck the campaign of Congressman Bob Turner, and Mr. Turner’s spokesman Bill O’Reilly–who, it should be noted is related to Mr. Buckley–tweeting that Read More
What started out as a seemingly non-controversial measure to name the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center after former Senator James Buckley has turned into a political football.
For weeks now US Senate candidate Bob Turner has been pushing the measure in his current capacity as congressman from Queens, urging the senator he hopes to replace, Kirsten Gillibrand, to push the measure in the upper chamber. This morning, Ed Cox, the state GOP chairman, signed onto the effort.