NY-23 2014  (Page 2)

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
http://youtu.be/0tUs8NPvJ8A

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
http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/5151700

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

http://youtu.be/zRwGF3almnA
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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

http://youtu.be/Ke4h_H27tDk
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 4:49pm 6/3/2014 at 4:49pm
http://youtu.be/Ke4h_H27tDk

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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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”

http://vimeo.com/12621351
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 1:25pm 3/13/2014 at 1:25pm
http://vimeo.com/12621351

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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Martha Robertson, under fundraising cloud, named to “Red to Blue” list in NY-23

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 3, 2014 at 8:54pm 3/3/2014 at 8:54pm

Martha Robertson’s fundraising cloud just won’t go away in her challenge to Republican Tom Reed in NY-23.

Robertson raised funds based on the claim that GOP operatives were caught trying...

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False fundraising solicitation dogs Dem hopeful in NY-23

http://www.mytwintiers.com/story/d/story/tompkins-co-gop-files-complaint-with-board-of-elec/20531/bB0vDE7ax0yNGKwMsaNQMQ
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 8:28pm 3/2/2014 at 8:28pm
http://www.mytwintiers.com/story/d/story/tompkins-co-gop-files-complaint-with-board-of-elec/20531/bB0vDE7ax0yNGKwMsaNQMQ

In early October, 2013, Legal Insurrection broke the story of a claim by Martha Robertson, the Emily’s List-backed Democratic challenger in NY-23, that GOP operatives were caught trying to take down her website during a crucial fundraising period last fall.

The District is a key priority for both parties, and money is...

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NY-23 Dem candidate breaks promise on hacking fundraising solicitation

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

Ever since Legal Insurrection broke the story that NY-23 Democratic challenger Martha Robertson sent a fundraising email claiming that “GOP Ops” had been “caught” trying to take down her website, Robertson has been on the defensive.

The Robertson campaign has never provided any proof that GOP operatives attempted to hack her website and eventually was...

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