NY-23 2014  (Page 1)

National Dems to Ithaca Liberals: We’re just not that into you anymore (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 7:30pm 7/9/2015 at 7:30pm

The last two Democratic congressional nominees in my home district NY-23, which stretches along the “Southern Tier,” have been Ithaca-area liberals.

Nate Shinagawa ran a credible campaign in 2012, and lost by almost exactly the party difference in the district, which is R+3. Democrats had high hopes for Martha Robertson in 2014,...

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Case study: Electoral crushing of star Democratic challenger (#NY23)

http://ithacavoice.com/2014/11/initial-results-look-bad-martha-robertson-race-rep-reed/
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 7, 2014 at 1:00pm 11/7/2014 at 1:00pm
http://ithacavoice.com/2014/11/initial-results-look-bad-martha-robertson-race-rep-reed/

There have been few electoral races in which Legal Insurrection played a more decisive role than in the congressional race in my home district NY-23 this cycle.

Martha Robertson was challenging incumbent Republican Tom Reed, who won the district in 2012 by about 4 points. Reed was considered vulnerable.

Robertson was the promising...

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Debate crowd laughter may signal death knell for Democratic “War on Women” theme (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:00pm 10/26/2014 at 3:00pm

The video of Martha Robertson, the Democratic challenger being laughed at when she lobbed a contrived “War Against Woman” accusation at incumbent Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23), has gone viral.

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Martha Robertson “not ready for prime time” after War Against Women debate attack (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 24, 2014 at 6:00pm 10/24/2014 at 6:00pm

We covered last night the debate between Democratic challenger Martha Robertson and incumbent Republican Tom Reed.

The “highlight” of the debate was the crowd laughing loudly when Robertson claimed Reed was “part...

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Debate crowd loudly laughs at “War Against Women” charge by female Dem challenger (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:56pm 10/23/2014 at 8:56pm

Democrat Martha Robertson has had so many self-inflicted troubles in her campaign against incumbent Republican Tom Reed in NY-23, it’s hard to catalog them all.

Robertson has been written off by the DCCC and every major nonpartison national analyst, a long comedown from the heady days when she was considered a prime...

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Sabato: Martha Robertson all but done (#NY23)(Update: Cook Too)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 12:29pm 10/16/2014 at 12:29pm

I can’t remember the last time a non-partisan major national analyst gave Democrat Martha Robertson much chance of winning in my home NY-23 District against incumbent Republican Tom Reed.

Maybe early this year, when Robertson was the fresh face of the Democratic Party, the darling of Emily’s List, and a coveted Democratic...

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Martha Robertson gets a little PAC help, a very little (#NY23)

http://youtu.be/DzaUTtecAxY
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6:07pm 10/13/2014 at 6:07pm
http://youtu.be/DzaUTtecAxY

Martha Robertson, once one of the brightest lights in the Democratic theater, long ago lost her shine as a candidate challenging Republican Tom Reed.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had reserved $465,000 of airtime for the last two weeks of the election, in the hope that Robertson would be competitive.

She’s not competitive,...

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NY Daily News: Martha Robertson’s chances have “collapsed” (#NY23)(Update: DCCC pulls air time)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 6, 2014 at 1:00pm 10/6/2014 at 1:00pm

It isn’t over until the votes are counted, and miracles can happen, but it isn’t looking good for Martha Robertson, the Democratic challenger to Rep. Tom Reed in my home NY-23 district.

Once up a time, Robertson was a lead Democratic prospect to turn a seat from

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Sierra Club endorsement boomerangs on Martha Robertson (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 3, 2014 at 5:50pm 10/3/2014 at 5:50pm

Democrat Martha Robertson, whose struggling campaign to unseat incumbent Tom Reed has struggled (and then some), didn’t need any more problems than she already had.

But the Sierra Club, which has endorsed Robertson, just created more problems by suing...

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Time for @DCCC to abandon Martha Robertson? (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:30am 9/29/2014 at 11:30am

The campaign of Martha Robertson, the Democratic challenger in my home district of NY-23, really should have been on the list of the Worst Campaigns of 2014.

While Robertson started out with strong support from Emily’s List and was a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee “Red-to-Blue” designee, literally nothing has gone right with...

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Martha Robertson rigged student media rules at Cornell speech (#NY23)

http://youtu.be/2_KHmUW5Tv8
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:30pm 9/25/2014 at 6:30pm
http://youtu.be/2_KHmUW5Tv8

Remember my post a week ago about Martha Robertson’s visit to Cornell and the accompanying media lockdown enforced by the Cornell Democrats?

Video and audio recording were not permitted, according to an announcement just before Robertson started her speech.

I attended but did not record because of those rules and how watchful Cornell Democrats...

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AARP slams Martha Robertson over attack ad (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 6:17pm 9/24/2014 at 6:17pm

It just never stops with the Martha Robertson campaign and its TV ads in NY-23, my home district.

Robertson’s “fat shaming” ads mocking incumbent Tom Reed gained national attention, for all the wrong reasons.

Her ads also suffered bad truthfulness ratings.

Now AARP is calling out Robertson for improperly using AARP’s name in her...

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Martha Robertson gives Cornell speech in media lockdown mode (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:45am 9/19/2014 at 11:45am

The Democratic challenger for New York’s 23rd district, Martha Robertson, spoke briefly about her election campaign against incumbent Republican Tom Reed at a Cornell Democrats event Wednesday evening.

Speaking for 30 minutes to a crowd of about 40 students, Robertson, Cornell Class of 1975, mainly stuck to her autobiography and her major talking points.

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Democrat’s fat shaming ads backfire in key House race (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7:00am 9/5/2014 at 7:00am

Media coverage of Martha Robertson’s fat shaming ads against Congressman Tom Reed in the swing NY-23 district continues to grow.

The ads, which deliberately use old photos of Reed when he was very heavy, have received coverage from national outlets such as Buzzfeed and national Fox News.

In addition, local WETN and Capital...

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Martha Robertson: “Close your eyes” if don’t like her fat shaming attack ads (#NY23)

http://albany.twcnews.com/content/politics/capital_tonight_interviews/764136/martha-robertson-08-26-14/
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8:00pm 8/27/2014 at 8:00pm
http://albany.twcnews.com/content/politics/capital_tonight_interviews/764136/martha-robertson-08-26-14/

It never ceases to amaze me how some politicians insist on digging when they are in a hole, rather than simply saying “Sorry”.

Democratic challenger Martha Robertson in my home district of NY-23 showed that quality last fall through the spring, when she refused to apologize for sending a fundraising email falsely...

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Dem Martha Robertson wins all-important Bowzer endorsement (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3:28pm 8/26/2014 at 3:28pm

None of the political analysts gives Dem challenger Martha Robertson much of a chance of defeating incumbent Tom Reed, although given all the money flowing to her from national Dems, I don’t count her out.

That said, she has run a pretty bizarre campaign, including the “fat shaming” tactic used on Reed,...

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“Fat Shaming” becomes big issue in key congressional race (#NY23)

http://www.mytwintiers.com/story/d/story/republicans-claim-robertson-fat-shaming-reed-with/55514/gKeceoroN0aKL7Mek9eXJA#.U_UyYlwqEOA.twitter
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:15am 8/21/2014 at 11:15am
http://www.mytwintiers.com/story/d/story/republicans-claim-robertson-fat-shaming-reed-with/55514/gKeceoroN0aKL7Mek9eXJA#.U_UyYlwqEOA.twitter

Martha Robertson is the Democratic challenger to Republican Tom Reed in the key NY-23 swing congressional district in upstate New York. Robertson is a “Red-to-Blue” DCCC designee, meaning that they rate her as one of the top prospects to flip a Republican seat.

But the campaign has not been going well for...

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