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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)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:15am 8/21/2014 at 11:15am
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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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Martha Robertson campaign’s bizarre fixation on Tom Reed’s weight (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 15, 2014 at 5:16pm 8/15/2014 at 5:16pm

I posted the other day how top-tier Democratic challenger Martha Robertson was using old photos of incumbent Republican Tom Reed, showing him to be very overweight, even though he now is thin after gastric bypass surgery in early 2013.

The image of the overweight Reed was featured prominently in Robertson’s first television...

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Dem challenger Martha Robertson plays fat card on incumbent Tom Reed (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 1:00pm 8/12/2014 at 1:00pm

Tom Reed used to be heavy.

Very heavy.

Then he had gastric bypass surgery in February 2013, and now he’s quite lean:

It’s not hard to find photos of the thin Tom Reed:

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Obamacare supporter Martha Robertson has just 2% chance of winning (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 8, 2014 at 5:00pm 8/8/2014 at 5:00pm

Recently the Cook Political Report moved my home district NY-23 from Lean Republican to Likely Republican, leading us to ask, Is “Red-to-Blue” Dem challenger Martha Robertson knocked out?

More evidence of Robertson’s problems comes from The Washington Post’s Election Lab / Monkey Cage blog, which gives Robertson just a 2% chance...

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Is “Red-to-Blue” Dem challenger Martha Robertson knocked out? (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 7:00am 8/2/2014 at 7:00am

I know, don’t count your chickens.

But …

I’ve been following the moribund and hapless campaign of Martha Robertson in my home NY-23 District since last September, when I exposed a false fundraising solicitation that GOP operatives were caught trying to take down the Robertson website.

In what would become a precursor to a...

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Martha Robertson raising money, but still in hiding (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 12:43pm 7/16/2014 at 12:43pm

Recent fundraising filings show that Democrat challenger Martha Robertson has raised a fair amount of money in her challenge to incumbent Tom Reed in my home district NY-23. Robertson is a DCCC “red to blue” designee, so it’s not surprising that money is flowing to her.

But Robertson is not spending...

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Martha Robertson just cut-and-pasting DCCC talking points (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 5:48pm 7/2/2014 at 5:48pm

Martha Robertson is the Emily’s List-backed, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) “Red to Blue” Democratic challenger in NY-23, my home district.

The “red-to-blue” designation means she’s considered at the top tier of Democratic candidates who might flip a current Republican seat. So she will be showered with national money.

We have been ...

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Fact Check: Mostly true that Martha Robertson “Out of This World” (#NY23)

http://youtu.be/0tUs8NPvJ8A
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 10:38am 7/1/2014 at 10:38am
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Martha Robertson is the Emily’s List-backed, DCCC “Red to Blue” Democratic challenger in NY-23, my home district.

We have been following the r...

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Martha Robertson has no explanation for mangling VA scandal facts (#NY23)

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/5151700
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 4:00pm 6/5/2014 at 4:00pm
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I reported on Tuesday how Martha Robertson (Dem challenger NY-23) inaccurately blames VA scandal on underfunding.

The short version is that Robertson, challenging Tom Reed in my home district NY-23, repeated already discredited talking points about the VA scandal supposedly being the result of underfunding.  A simple Google search would have revealed a...

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Martha Robertson’s hiding act becomes campaign issue in #NY23

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 3:03pm 6/4/2014 at 3:03pm
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I’ve covered many campaigns over the past several years here at Legal Insurrection.

The campaign of Martha Robertson, challenging incumbent Republican Tom Reed, is one of the most bizarre so far.

They are completely non-responsive. Even when I write to them or call seeking a statement so I c...

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Martha Robertson (Dem challenger NY-23) inaccurately blames VA scandal on underfunding

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 4:49pm 6/3/2014 at 4:49pm
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Martha Robertson, the Emily’s List-backed, DCCC “red to blue” challenger to Republican Tom Reed in NY-23, is a big supporter of...

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Dem candidate under fire for false fundraising e-mail sends another false fundraising e-mail

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 31, 2014 at 2:00pm 3/31/2014 at 2:00pm

Despite Legal Insurrection’s best efforts, Democrat congressional candidate Martha Robertson (NY-23) has repeatedly been unwilling, or more likely unable to produce evidence that GOP operatives hacked her website several months ago.  As that...

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NY-23 Dem challenger doubles-down on Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 11:45am 3/23/2014 at 11:45am

Martha Robertson is the Emily’s List-backed, DCCC “Red to Blue” candidate in my home district of NY-23. She is challenging Republican Tom Reed.

Robertson is a long-time, strong supporter of single payer. For years she appeared at public events arguing for single payer. She even advocated for Obamacare as a stepping stone,...

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Martha Robertson dodges my questions about fundraising

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 9:30pm 3/19/2014 at 9:30pm

Martha Robertson, the Emily’s List-backed and “Red to Blue” designated Democratic challenger in my home district of NY-23, also has been endorsed by J Street.

J Street is the controversial group which received funding

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Martha Robertson’s fundraising scandal just won’t go away in NY-23 race

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 14, 2014 at 11:35am 3/14/2014 at 11:35am

Democrat Martha Robertson, the Emily’s List-backed, “Red to Blue” challenger in NY-23 just can’t seem to escape local news coverage of her apparently false fundraising claim that GOP operatives were “caught” trying to take down her website during a critical fundraising period.

Legal Insurrection broke the story in early October 2013, and...

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Star Dem Candidate: “the very most important issue is climate change”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 1:25pm 3/13/2014 at 1:25pm
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Martha Robertson is the Emily’s List-backed, “Red to Blue” designated challenger to Republican Tom Reed in my home NY-23 District.

She is a Democratic star candidate, and money is pouring into the somewhat competitive District at a furious pace.

But is Robertson just another Alex S...

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