Thursday, November 09, 2006

Let's Count All The Votes

You probably all know that Dan Maffei has yet to concede the race, and he shouldn't there are still votes to count. While Dan does trail by less than 4,000 votes there are over 13,000 absentee and provisional ballots still to count.


At 3:20 PM, Blogger TLB said...

I hope to see this blog continue to hold Walsh accountable and help bring the Democrats back into power in CNY.

The next redistrecting is circa 2009-2010, after that point perhaps Wayne county will not be part of the 25th any longer.

Walsh is going to be on the out-list in the House. We shall see how much pork he can still brag about in two years.

Bottom line is Walsh and his pals will be happy to hold onto power in CNY forever. It's people like the folks on this blog who fight back and hold them in check.

So I hope the Walsh watch continues watching Walsh, and hounds the man, and heckles the Sub Standard, and in general keeps up the fight so we'll be even more prepared for the next round.

At 3:49 PM, Anonymous kml said...

Well, I gotta say that I sure as hell am not giving up on Dan yet. There is still a possibility and I'm going to cling to that for just a bit longer.

I want to sincerely thank this blog for the wealth of information. I have come to rely heavily on this site during the past however many months.

Thank you and I hope that this place will still be around when Walsh is finally kicked to the curb.

At 5:41 PM, Blogger TLB said...

2 years is not even that far off.

The tragedy would be if Walsh is not made accountable, and this Maffei year was a one time thing.

At 5:52 PM, Anonymous Mal said...

I would take this one step further: Dan needs to stay in the public eye, be active in local issues, and run again in 2008. I did not just support Dan because he was "Not Walsh" or "Not Bush" but because I believe in him and I believe he will make a strong member of Congress. In 2 years, Walsh will have to stand for election again (no matter how much the thought offends him) and at that time his "I was looking at the back of my pin this morning and saw the number 90" routine will not hold. Dan should be there and I will be there too, standing behing my choice for the 25th Congressional District.

At 11:25 AM, Anonymous eastsyr said...

Please don't shut this blog down. There really needs to be a coordination of progressive grassroots in Syracuse and right now this is a great resource for that.

At 12:17 PM, Blogger TLB said...

Syracuse needs to keep poking at Walsh and this is a good forum for that. I don't know any others.

Also people should feel free not to be anonymous. I put my name on this blog. I am not worried that a gang of Republicans is going to show up at my door for posts supporting Democrats. I think the anonymity is a form of fear that is similar to people not voting for change. People need to get over that.

Other comunities around the country suceeded in pulling off upsets and now they are going to see change. Syracuse needs change.

I suggest people to pick up the torch on this blog and keep it humming. If the Watcher is not going to do it someone else should. Someone who lives in the region and has good connections. Two years is NOT long.

At 12:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job Guys.

At 3:24 PM, Anonymous kml said...

Message from Dan:

"Dear Friends,

Although we still do not know the final result of this campaign, and will not know until every vote is counted, I wanted to take the time now to thank you for all that you have done to bring Democracy back to the 25th district.

To the many people who have given their time, their hard-earned money and their blood, sweat and tears, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. There are many things, large and small, of which I will probably never be aware, that you the volunteers and supporters have done. This campaign drew in over a thousand volunteers, as well as donors who had never before given to a political campaign. It is because of this amazing effort that we were able to challenge an eighteen year incumbent who won last time with 91% of the vote.

I am so grateful to all of you who voted, and who gave your time and money to this campaign. In the coming days, as all the votes are counted, I will keep you apprised of the situation as we know it. Until then, I hope that you know how proud I am of the work that all of you have done.

Thank you.

Dan Maffei"

Amen Mr. Maffei. Amen


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