Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Dan Gage Wastes Oxygen

And I yawn. Anyways, let me weigh in on today's story of the fundraising race.

1) Fundraising is mostly insider baseball, no one reading this article probably had their minds changed or will even remember it a week from now.

2) Walsh tried to stick Dan Maffei as an outsider all last year, and the bad news is it didn't work, Jim Walsh lost his home County. The good news is, they are trying to use an ineffective line of attack.

3) It's actually quite appropriate Dan Maffei is raising money outside of the district. There is a County Executive's race going on, he shouldn't be draining monetary resources from the Democrats. I suspect that is why he announced when he did, it allows him to tap his national network of fundraising and stay out of raising locally.


At 10:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good points, Watcher. Furthermore, the point about his family - as someone said yesterday - is ridiculous!
1) Either Dan is not from here OR his family is local
2) Apparently every donor in the 25th district is now "family"!
3) Dan Maffei's family grew from Italian immigrants to Syracuse 4 generations ago. His immediate family comes from modest means. He is the child of public servants - an Onondaga county civl servant and a Syracuse city schools psychologist. Those who were able to contribute are primarily local, self-made entrepreneurs (recall the plating factory on Burnet avenue). To suggest that every single member of the Maffei family fronted $4600 is patently untrue and ridiculous.

At 11:57 AM, Blogger The Watcher said...

The truth is not an affliction Dan Gage has.


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