Author: Gerard Kassar

Chairman Kassar’s weekly wrap-up discusses the first days of the Biden Administration, AG James’ attack on the NYPD and Gov. Cuomo’s short-sighted budget.

Biden Presidency Embracing America Last

It took less than 12 hours for President Biden cancel over 40,000 working class jobs when he halted all work on the Keystone XL pipeline. He followed up that decision to eliminate jobs immediately by re-joining the disastrous Paris Accord which unfairly, and unjustly hurts America.

With the stroke of a pen, President Biden fired an estimated 42,000 American workers who were either employed directly or indirectly to the project. The layoffs will result in over $1.5 billion dollars in lost wages.

Additionally, President Biden did the environment no favors. It is environmentally more friendly for oil to pass through pipes, resulting in 42% less emissions, rather than be transported by rail which increase emissions by nearly 50%. To make matters worse, the cost of a barrel of oil increases between $5 and $10, causing more financial burden on you, the consumer.

That was followed up by his decision to rejoin the Paris Accord which will undoubtedly lead to more American jobs lost while putting an unfair burden on the United States.

Finally, President Biden ordered deportations be halted for 100 days and to open travel from states considered as terrorist hot spots. Caravans are already forming from South America and thousands are heading towards America, during a pandemic, looking to take advantage of the United States and their newly implemented plan to grant undocumented travelers’ entry.

This is just the tip of the iceberg and the ultimate example of elections having consequences.

Attorney General James Attacks NYPD

New York Attorney General Leticia James joined forces with rioters earlier this week when she introduced a lawsuit against the NYPD for responding with force to a destructive mob hellbent on doing damage to city and private property.

Eleven New York City police offers were injured in what James called “peaceful protests.” Conveniently, this summer Attorney General James was MIA as rioters and looters were costing the city of New York tens of millions of dollars.

With early murder rates and shooting victims already outpacing 2020’s dangerous numbers, the NYPD are the only ones serving this city to seem to have any interest in keeping it safe. This attack is asinine and unconscionable.

While thousands have left New York City, leaving the city as an impasse that even Governor Cuomo believes could take 5 years to recover from, it remains unclear to me just how bad the situation here needs to get before voters open their eyes. As a lifelong New Yorker, I can assure you todays inhabitants don’t want to experience the city the way I did in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Ignorance is bliss until the “not in my backyard” crowd experiences it in their backyard.

Cuomo’s Short Sided Budget

 Governor Cuomo made it very clear earlier this week that if New York does not receive a federal bailout to the tune of $15 billion, he will sue the federal government then take the states shortcomings and reckless spending out on the taxpayer by way of massive tax hikes.

The new tax rate for top earner would be nearly 11% in New York State, a number that will surely lead to high earners once again packing their bag and heading for friendlier tax pastures. These individuals have a right to save and provide for their families without being the Governors personal piggy bang.

As Senate Minority Rob Ortt stated earlier this week, New York’s overtaxing and reckless spending far predate the financial complications brought on by COVID. “This is poor financial management and poor governing” the Minority Leader said after the budget proposal was released.

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay echoed Senator Ortt’s thoughts on twitter “Yesterday was not a budget presentation. It was the same finger-pointing rhetoric we have heard for months. Federal help is necessary but threatening legal action if your demands aren’t met is far from a reliable strategy.”

New York has been wildly spending money they don’t have since day 1 of the Cuomo administration, never once stopping to consider the situation the state would be in during a time of crisis. The Governors inability to responsibly plan for our state’s future has put us in a deficit it could take a decade to recover from.

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Chairman Kassar’s weekly wrap up discusses the Impeachment sham, our legislative agenda and the minority conferences legislative agendas.

Impeachment Sham

With just days remaining in his term, President Trump was impeached in the House of Representatives in another stunt that was both a waste of time and counterproductive for America.

At a time in which tensions are high, a rushed impeachment with no due process and no trial, just a rushed vote by a Democratic majority, is shameful and set’s a dangerous precedence moving forward.

I want to thank six of our New York Representatives for voting no on the sham impeachment. I had the opportunity to speak with Congressmembers Stefanik, Zeldin, Malliotakis, Jacobs, Garbarino, and Reed. They were thoughtful and clear on why they were voting no. I applaud their transparency and willingness to discuss their rationale.

However, the State Conservative Party is disappointed that one New York Representative did vote with Nancy Pelosi to impeach the President. We consider Congressman John Katko’s actions to be ill-informed. It does nothing to bridge the divide, but it does everything to further aggravate it.

2021 Legislative Agenda

The Executive Committee of the New York State Conservative Party met last weekend in Brooklyn to finalize our legislative agenda.

Amongst the big-ticket items are repealing the criminal justice reforms passed by State Democrats in 2019, ending cashless bail, preventing defunding of the police, opposing the legalization of recreational cannabis, and vigorously defending New York taxpayers against the massive tax increases being proposed by the State Legislature.

As we finalize our agenda in the coming days, I look forward to going into more depth on what you can expect from us in 2021.

 Minority Conference Legislative Agenda

For the third consecutive year, State Democrats will control both chambers of the State House in Albany and will surely be looking to expand on their progressive agenda.

The State Legislature that brought us dangerous criminal justice reform, looks to expand on that and continue to give criminals, often repeat offenders, just as many rights as those who abide by the law daily. Additionally, Albany Democrats have made it no secret that they will work to raise taxes, including massive tax increases on the wealthy who continue to leave New York State in droves.

Last week, the Republican Senate released its agenda, “Resetting New York.” Minority Leader Senator Rob Ortt has promised Republicans will oppose all tax increases and will introduce a hostile amendment every day that the Governor continues to hold increased executive powers granted to him by the legislature last year.

In their efforts to get the economy moving in the right direction, The Assembly Minority has also set their agenda called “Jump-Start New York: A Plan for Economic Recovery.” Assembly Republicans are also looking to decrease the Governors powers and increase local authorities’ powers during times of crisis. Additionally, they want to implement the “NY Business Emergency Relief Act of 2021” to direct unallocated funds to business relief purposes.

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Chairman Kassar discusses the new Congress, NY’s fumbled vaccine rollout, and NY’s shocking new legislative bill.

117th Congress

On Sunday the 117th Congress took their oaths of office and officially became United State Representatives.

At the moment our New York State delegation has grown by one member when Nicole Malliotakis was sworn in as New York’s Representative from the 11th district. Soon, I expect our number to grow again when Claudia Tenney’s victory is certified.

I want to congratulate our re-elected incumbents Rep. Elise Stefanik, Rep Lee Zeldin, Rep. John Katko, Rep. Tom Reed, Rep. Chris Jacobs, and newly elected Rep. Andrew Garbarino who was elected to replace the retiring Rep. Peter King.

I look forward to the future with our new slate of Representatives. Their futures are bright and they are eager to work on behalf of their districts.

Additionally, New York State Conservative Party staffer John Seravalli has joined the staff of Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis in Washington D.C. John will be traveling between New York City and D.C. and will continue as an active member of the party and State Executive Committee. Please feel free to continue to reach out to him at any time.

Finally, I would be remise if I didn’t comment on Wednesday’s terrible events that transpired at the U.S. Capitol, a not only historical complex, but a complex in which was holding our New York delegation and staff members.

As our executive director noted in Thursday’s daily update, “…what happened was wrong.  When an election is lost, by whatever means, we examine how we lost, we hold our head high and we do not destroy all the good we have done.  We are no longer kids in school playgrounds fighting about who dropped the ball.  We must be the adult and demand that cooler heads prevail; we cannot criticize Antifa and the rioting that occurred all summer long, then let our anger react in a similar way, albeit, I do believe that some from Antifa were at the rally and edged on the crowd in Washington, DC.

I understand the frustration that people have; I understand how being out of work for 10 long months (and no real end in sight) can create resentment against a government who has forgotten that “We the People” run the greatest experiment in democracy.  I understand that the politics of playing with people’s lives has caused many to lash out in anger, but, unbridled anger will not resolve the serious conflicts America is facing within.

We must regain the dream that our Founding Fathers believed in.  We must remember our history and acknowledge, while not perfect, we have corrected our mistakes.  Erasing our history, or not knowing it, can allow some of the same mistakes to be made again.  We must focus on the generosity of Americans; those who serve to protect our way of life; those that give to those who need; those that create jobs for others to earn a living; those who worship God, not the statism that seeks to replace Him and we must refocus on the golden rule:  treat others the way you want to be treated.”

Governor Cuomo Fumbles Vaccine Rollout

 Governor Cuomo is running out of people to blame for his failures, but I don’t believe that will stop him from passing the buck on his inability to do his job.

Earlier this spring, in typical Cuomo fashion, he made President Trump the scapegoat saying they didn’t have enough ventilators or hospital rooms. Weeks later we would learn ventilators went unused and hospital rooms unutilized.

Now we learn of the 630,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccination delivered to New York State, less than a third had actually been administered according to a report issued last week.  A chapter that is surely to be left out of the Governors next book.

Conservative/Republican Assemblyman Michael Lawler said on twitter this week: It’s very simple: @NYGovCuomo asked for and was given complete control of the pandemic response back in March of last year. He therefore is completely responsible for the consequences of his decisions: nursing home deaths and the failed vaccine distribution.”

The facts remain that the Governor has been given a free pass from the very beginning and continues to be absolved of all responsibility, no matter how much he has failed. While the Governor profited from tragedy, businesses and livelihoods were stripped from working class New Yorker’s. While he received an Emmy, businesses received orders to close. While he looked for more fame allowing nearly 7,000 people in an NFL stadium, he wouldn’t allow you to have 10 paying customers in your restaurant.

The Trump Administration in conjunction with pharmaceutical companies worked in record time to produce a vaccine. The Cuomo Administration had one job, administer it to New Yorker’s. He has failed to even do that.

Shocking Assembly Bill A416

 Earlier this week Democratic Assemblyman Nick Perry introduced a bill so shocking I had to read the text twice.

Below is text directly from the Bill:

2.UPON DETERMINING BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE THAT THE HEALTH OF OTHERS IS OR MAY BE ENDANGERED BY A CASE, CONTACT  OR CARRIER, OR SUSPECTED  CASE, CONTACT OR CARRIER OF A CONTAGIOUS DISEASE THAT, IN THE OPINION OF THE GOVERNOR, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE  COMMISSIONER, MAY POSE AN IMMINENT AND SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH RESULTING IN SEVERE MORBIDITY OR HIGH MORTALITY, THE GOVERNOR OR HIS OR HER DELEGEE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE COMMISSIONER OR THE HEADS OF LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, MAY ORDER THE REMOVAL AND/OR DETENTION OF SUCH A PERSON OR OF A GROUP OF SUCH PERSONS BY ISSUING A SINGLE ORDER, IDENTIFYING SUCH PERSONS EITHER BY NAME OR BY A REASONABLY SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF THE INDIVIDUALS OR GROUP BEING DETAINED. SUCH PERSON OR GROUP OF PERSONS SHALL BE DETAINED IN A MEDICAL FACILITY OR OTHER APPROPRIATE FACILITY OR PREMISES  DESIGNATED BY THE GOVERNOR OR HIS OR HER DELEGEE AND COMPLYING WITH SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION.

Yes, you read it right. New York Democrats want to give the Governor the right to forcibly remove you and place you in the “appropriate” facility.

As we continue to operate under one party control in New York State, the legislation coming out of Albany continues to expand the Governors powers and put New Yorker’s at risk of financial ruin or stripping us of basic rights. I fear this is only the tip of the iceberg and implore you to pay attention to the legislation and rhetoric coming out of Albany.

As we continue to lead the country in out migration, we are on pace to set New York back a generation. It is time we get serious about the challenges facing us and put an end to this assault on our basic rights.

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Chairman Kassar’s weekly wrap-up discusses Religious Freedom, the 22nd Congressional District, President Trump’s Conservative vote and George J. Marlin’s book about Mario Cuomo.

A Win for Religious Freedom

Last week the United States Supreme Court handed in a 5-4 decision striking down Governor Cuomo’s order limiting religious gatherings to 10 and 25 people.

“I have said from the beginning the restrictions imposed by Governor Cuomo were an overreach that did not take into account the size of our churches or the safety protocols that have kept parishioners safe,” said Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn.

Other Catholic and Orthodox Jewish leaders from around the state including the Brooklyn Diocese and Agudath Israel played big roles in pushing back against their religious freedoms being infringed upon by a power-hungry tyrant.

Governor Cuomo could do nothing but accuse the court of partisanship after the decision, claiming it was due to the three Justices nominated by President Donald Trump and their ideology.

The decision bruised Governor Cuomo’s ego which has grown larger and larger over the course of the past 8 months.

Earlier this year Jason McGuire, Livingston County Conservative Party Chairman and Executive Director of New Yorker’s for Constitutional Freedom, led the charge in urging the Governor to work with faith leaders and come to an agreement that would safely open churches.

The Supreme Court ensured religious rights will not be infringed upon.

Updating New York’s 22nd Congressional District

 Claudia Tenney continues to maintain a lead of 12 votes in a race that has been covered in a cloud of confusion with new twists and turns seemingly every day.

First it was a head scratching case of missing Post-it notes. The sticky notes “fell” off a stack of disputed ballots, making it unclear whether the ballots had already been counted. Next, the Chenango County Board of Elections found 55 “mislaid” ballots. 11 of the ballots were immediately thrown out due to registration issues leaving 44 to be added to the count. It is believed the remaining 44 ballots will break in Tenney’s direction as it appears those ballots were cast by a majority of Republicans.

While I do not expect any new updates until Monday, I do want to thank Madison County Conservative Party Chairman and attorney Chris Kendall who has been working with the Tenney campaign to ensure recount efforts are being properly handled and every legal vote is being counted.

I am confident we will have good news to report in the coming days, but I remain concerned with how the Oneida and Chenango Counties Board of Elections have handled the process. Carelessness and lack of transparency has the voters of the 22nd District unknowing who their representative will be more than a month after election day.

These issues must be corrected and the Board of Elections in both counties must take the steps necessary to ensure these issues do not happen again in the future.

President Trump closing in on 300,000 Conservative Party votes

 I am proud to announce as it currently stands, President Trump has received 295,697 votes on the Conservative Party line, the second most votes for President in the history of the party trailing only Richard Nixon in 1972.

President Trump’s 2016 effort was previously the second highest. He now holds the 2nd and 3rd most votes in party history.

I want to thank everyone who voted on the Conservative Party line and everyone who continues to be a friend of the party. With your help we continue to play a major role in races all over the state. Our party line is actively sought year after year from the North Country on down to Long Island. Candidates know the importance of being on row C and what it means to their chances.

I look forward to continuing our fight in 2021.

Mario Cuomo: The Myth and The Man

I was pleased to be joined by George Marlin last night to discuss his new book. George, through an immense amount of research and first-hand accounts, relives the Mario Cuomo era and offers true insight into politics in the 1970’s and 1980’s. I highly recommend the book to those interested in an important chapter in New York State and national political history.

You can watch the interview in its entirety on our Facebook page.

You can purchase a signed copy here.

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Chairman Kassar’s Weekly Wrap Up discusses 2020 Election Update, Facebook Live interview on Dec. 3rd and Thanksgiving

2020 Election Update

President Trump’s legal defense team updated us yesterday on their ongoing investigation in what they believe to be widespread voter fraud.

“There’s not a singular vote fraud in one state. This pattern repeats itself in a number of states, almost exactly the same pattern,” campaign attorney Rudy Giuliani said.

“It suggests there was a plan from a centralized place to execute these various acts of voter fraud, specifically focused on big cities, and specifically focused on big cities controlled by Democrats,” he continued.

Giuliani maintains hundreds of thousands of mail-in-ballots were not inspected for irregularities before being counted in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia.

Additionally, questions continue to surround the Dominion Voting System software used to count votes. The Trump campaign alleges the system could have erroneously counted thousands upon thousands of votes for Biden that were meant for the President.

As we continue to await further information and evidence from the investigation, it is clear we are not doing enough to protect the integrity of our elections. We must demand transparency and allegations that Republican inspectors were not permitted to monitor the absentee ballot count is indeed troubling.

Live on Facebook with George Marlin

I will be speaking with George Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00pm on Facebook Live to discuss his new book Mario Cuomo: The Myth and the Man.

The former head of the New York Port Authority, Marlin has been heavily involved with the state’s Conservative Party, including being the Party’s candidate for mayor of New York City in 1993.

He writes his newest book with an intimate knowledge of the Cuomo family and how they operated, and continue to operate, politically in New York.

Details on how to get a signed copy of the book will be provided during the live interview on December 3rd.

Happy Thanksgiving

It may be difficult to understand how important the first Thanksgiving was for the pilgrims considering all that they had endured. Regardless, On June 20, 1676 the council of Charlestown, Massachusetts gathered to discuss the best options to express their gratitude. They would instruct the town clerk to proclaim June 29 as a day of Thanksgiving.

Though the first Thanksgiving can be traced back to 1621 when Colonists declared a day of thanks after their crops were saved by rainfall, the first official proclamation came in 1676 in Charlestown.

Nonetheless, they had much to mourn, but knew they had much to be thankful for. They had survived a rough voyage across the Atlantic, infectious diseases and exposure to the brutally cold New England winters.  Within their original plantation, half of the 102 people who had set sail passed, yet they still gathered and were thankful.

As you visit with family and friends next week, it is my hope that you will find satisfaction and gratitude for everything we still have through all the troubles we have recently endured. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the many abundance of blessings around us. A time to reflect on what God has provided for us, and a time to reflect on the many meaningful relationships we have with our loved ones.

I wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and look forward to continuing our good work into the future.

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Chairman Kassar’s weekly wrap-up discusses the continuing ballot audits, Congresswoman-elect Malliotakis, George J. Marlin’s new book and Cuomo’s downsizing Thanksgiving.

Ballot Audits

 Ten days have passed since election day and there are still many questions to be answered. It appears we will get closer to at least one answer as Georgia begins to recount almost 5 million ballots.

The state has not voted for a Democrat since 1992, but Joe Biden holds a lead of just over 14,000 votes. In an unusual development, the vote counting in Atlanta’s State Farm Arena was halted due to a “burst pipe.” Officials have not been able to produce any proof that a work order was issued for the “burst pipe.” However, arena officials have called the incident “highly exaggerated” and called the issue a “slow leak” that they quickly managed.

The audits in Georgia will begin Friday morning and are required to be completed by November 18th.

In Pennsylvania a judge ordered the votes of those who failed to submit proof of identification before the November 9th deadline be disqualified, a win for the Trump campaign. However, Biden’s lead in the state is currently outside the minimum needed to call for an automatic recount.

In Arizona the votes continued to be counted. As of this writing we do not know if the separation between the two candidates will call for a recount.

An interesting development in the last 48 hours is the questioning of the Dominion voting machines that were reportedly used in multiple states, including the battleground state of Pennsylvania. The President and his team have made claims that the machines may have deleted more than two million of his votes.

The situation in many states remains fluid with the proper officials continuning to gather information and the Trump campaign investigating claims of voter fraud around the country.

Malliotakis Flips Rose

 Max Rose officially conceded the race in New York’s 11th Congressional District to Nicole Malliotakis on Thursday putting an end to their three-day absentee ballot counting expedition that was not wielding the results he needed or hoped for.

With a lead of more than 37,000 votes, this race was all but settled on election night. Yesterday, what we knew all along, became official.

Nicole becomes the only Conservative/Republican to represent any part of New York City in Congress.

Running as the law and order candidate with the backing of every police union in the city, Nicole’s message of supporting the police against violent mobs and preserving the integrity of Staten Island and South Brooklyn, resonated to voters.

Outmatched dollar-to-dollar by the incumbent Max Rose, with Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Leadership Fund pouring millions and millions more into the district, Nicole and her team outworked their opponent at every step.

In a race that is ultimately expected to be decided by ten to fifteen thousand votes, the Conservative Party is approaching nearly 11,000 votes in the district.

Congratulations Congresswoman-elect Nicole Malliotakis!

Mario Cuomo: The Myth and The Man by George Marlin

 George J. Marlin sets the record straight on Mario Cuomo.

In the book, Marlin traces Cuomo’s political rise and documents how and why he abandoned his public opposition to abortion to be elected New York’s chief executive.

Marlin describes the protracted conflict between Cuomo and his church on abortion and refutes the governor’s claim that his “position on abortion is absolutely theologically sound.”

He critiques Cuomo’s famous 1984 Democratic convention speech as nothing more than the usual high-toned partisan liberal bromides that offered little, if anything, that hadn’t been touted by his party for half a century.

The book also uncovers New York State’s fiscal, economic, and social decline during Cuomo’s 12 years as governor. It explains why voters repudiated Cuomo’s version of a welfare state when he sought a fourth term in 1994 and why, in the words of his son, Governor Andrew Cuomo, his father was “more accomplished as a speech-giver than as a governor.”

Next week our email list will be sent more information on how to get a signed copy directly from the Conservative Party.

King Cuomo Cancels Thanksgiving

 Andrew Cuomo has limited gatherings to no more than 10 people. No, not in restaurants, not in bars or taverns, not in catering halls. He has put a limit on how many people you can have in your own personal residence.

“I’ll be having more than 10 ppl at my house on Thanksgiving,” Staten Island Councilman Joe Borelli said in a tweet Wednesday. “Some family will come from (gasp!) New Jersey. Kids will see their grandparents, cousins will play in the yard, sis in law will bring strawberry rhubarb pie, & a turkey will be overcooked” he continued.

This new mandate from the Governor was issued along with ordering bars and restaurants to be closed by 10pm starting tonight and ordering all gyms closed.

Beyond attempting to put ridiculous restrictions on how many family members you can have over for the Holidays, the Governor seems hell bent on ensuring hundreds of more businesses shutter their doors for good throughout New York City.

The Governor remains drunk on power and completely unapologetic for contributing to the deaths of thousands and thousands of senior citizens.

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Chairman Kassar discusses our maintaining status as a legal party and election results so far.

Conservative Party Meets Threshold

 There have been 256,584 votes cast on the Conservative Party line as of this writing with 1.3 million votes left to be counted. We have far surpassed the number needed to remain a political party. In fact, we are potentially headed towards record breaking numbers on our party line.

The party has worked hard the last two years to prove our worth and staying power. We are once again playing a major role in the election and re-election of candidates from Long Island, to the North Country and over to the Finger Lakes.

I want to thank our county chairs and their committees for all their hard work this election season. As we approach 300,000 votes for the President, we have much to be proud of.

I intend to keep us moving full steam ahead and continuing to play a major part in electing conservative minded candidates across New York State.

Presidential Election

 The President and his legal team have begun to challenge the results in a handful of states where nefarious actions seem to be taking place.

We have heard individual accounts of irregularities in Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia that are concerning. As the proper authorities investigate and look into allegations it is important that our process remain transparent.

It is unconscionable to me that Republican poll monitors in Pennsylvania have not been granted access to polling sites to oversee the voting process and counting. This is, at the very least, an abuse of power and unlawful. What’s going on in these poll sites that they don’t want Republicans to see? Who knows, but the state parties and Trump campaign are taking the proper steps to make sure all legal votes are counted.

The situation is fluid and changing by the hour. We may not know the results for a few more days, but we must demand a clean and fair election process.

There is still a path to re-election for the President and it is imperative, no matter who the winner ultimately is, that we get to the bottom of fraud allegations to ensure the will of the people is done.

Congressional Races

 New York Conservative/Republicans had a good night as two seats were flipped by two incredible female candidates, a trend we saw nationally.

Nicole Malliotakis flipped New York’s 11th district, while Claudia Tenney flipped the 22nd districts in dramatic fashion. Both races were considered “toss ups” nationally.

Additionally, Andrew Garbarino held the seat of the retiring Peter King and we kept every other Conservative/Republican seat in the state.

I want to congratulate Lee Zeldin, Elise Stefanik, Tom Reed, Chris Jacobs, and John Katko on their wins. We have an incredibly hardworking slate of Representatives and we’re excited to be adding three great new members in Malliotakis, Garbarino, and Tenney.

I also want to congratulate Chele Farley in the 18th district and George Santos in the 3rd district, and Liz Joy in the 20th district who all ran incredible races against large odds and did outstanding jobs.  The Farley and Santos races will come down to the counting of paper ballots. Regardless, I look forward to seeing what’s next for them.

New York Senate and Assembly Seats

 Democrats failed to win any State House across the country while losing control of two. Here in New York, that trend continued, while not at the level needed to flip the Senate, we made very meaningful gains.

We made significant movement and prevented the Democrats from gaining a super majority. As it stands, we are currently ahead in 7 races that would be flips, but we are still awaiting the absentee ballot results which will be another 4 or 5 days. I am confident that we will ultimately see gains in the State Senate.

We also made gains in the Assembly. We currently have the lead in 11 seats, but like the Senate races, we are waiting for absentee results. I am confident we will flip between 4 and 6 seats. We have continued to chip away at the Assembly Democrats super majority.

I am encouraged by these results and believe we can continue to elect more good candidates in next year’s local city, town and village races. 2022 is also right around the corner and the Presidents numbers show we can do very well in statewide races. I look forward to building on this momentum.

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Chairman Kassar discusses Sen. Buckley’s historic win, 2020 Election, the importance of this election and casting your vote on Row C.

 

The 50th Anniversary of James L. Buckley’s election as a United States Senator

Fifty years ago, the still emerging New York State Conservative Party shocked the political world when James L. Buckley ran only on the Conservative Party line and won a seat in the U.S. Senate! The pundits scoffed at the idea, but, James Buckley, with his charisma and common-sense ideas, ignited a conservative movement in New York that brought together the young, the old, the rich and the working man, that quite frankly, has been difficult to duplicate.  A lot has changed in the 50 years that have passed since the excitement of the Buckley win; but this is certain, the principles, values, and dedication that ignited that movement are still as strong as ever within the membership of the Conservative Party and those who support the conservative cause in this deep blue state that seems, on the surface, to have lost its ability to unite and reestablish what brought so many to the hope of Ellis Island.  Lady Liberty’s torch still burns bright; but today, too many believe its flame comes from government, not the hard work of its citizens.

James L. Buckley’s appeal to the youth had a lot to do with the times; he challenged the establishment – yes it was liberal then also —  his appeal to the working class was his staunch support of reducing taxes and spending as well as restraints on regulations and bureaucracy.  Sen. Buckley was unashamed to stand up for life, for being a conservationist before it was fashionable, and he had a plan to win in Vietnam and to do it quickly.  James L. Buckley was and will always be dedicated to the American citizenry and in some ways like President Trump, who has the same remarkable ability to unite those who revere the United States of America.

We thank Judge Buckley (D. C. Circuit Court of Appeals) for taking up the cause in 1970; we thank him for believing in the Conservative Party.  We salute his statesmanship and celebrate the 50th anniversary of his election to the United States Senate and for being an example for all to emulate.

Election 2020

With just four days remaining, President Trump could be on the path to a familiar looking victory.

While the President is tirelessly traveling the United States campaigning vigorously in battleground states, Joe Biden spends very little time outside of his Delaware home. The candidates schedule the last few weeks are just another indicator that Joe Biden is not physically fit to be this country’s Commander-in-Chief.

President Trump often does 4-5 public rallies per day, speaking to crowds of thousands. Biden does 4-5 public rallies per week, speaking to crowds of dozens, sometimes tens.

What does this mean? We won’t know until late November 3, but what we do know is the momentum and enthusiasm is squarely with President Trump; much like it was in the final days in 2016.

There are pockets of very good news, particularly in the swing state of Florida where it’s biggest county, Miami-Dade is having an unexpected strong showing of Republicans voting. Hillary Clinton won the county by 29 points in 2016, but still lost the state to then candidate Donald Trump. Now, the President looks poised to cut into that advantage which would be a huge development in the must win state of Florida.

The Most Important Election of Our Lifetime

You’ve heard it before, but in 2020 it is true, now more than ever.  There are two philosophical differences on the ballot.

The first is a message of doom and gloom. Government forced shutdowns of the economy. It makes it tougher for corporations, the job creators, to do business, it aims to defund, and in some cases, disband the police. It aims to tax you for their agendas, such as the multi trillion-dollar Green New Deal. It aims to pack the Supreme Court, all because they lost the 2016 election and thus had no ability to fill vacancies. Instead, Democrats want to add Justices. It wants Puerto Rico and D.C. statehood for nothing more than to add 4 democratic Senators and additional House of Representative members. Remember, Democrats didn’t care about Puerto Rico in the 1990’s when the Clinton administration stripped the U.S. Territory of their ability to offer incentive to pharmaceutical companies to do business on the Island. Puerto Rico remains in a recession to this day. It aims to eliminate fracking, ban oil, and strip America of our energy independence, and it aims to have us rejoin trade deals that shipped Rust Belt jobs to Mexico and China.

The other is a message of hope. A message that the cure can’t be worse than the sickness itself. It lets Americans safely get back to work to provide for their families. It aims to keep both small and big business alive and thriving, something they could not survive if forced to close again. It gets children safely back to school. It keeps manufacturing jobs in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. It keeps the farming industry alive and well in Wisconsin, and it tells Floridians that the atrocities faced just 90 miles south in Cuba, will never happen in the Sunshine State or anywhere else. It is a message of law and order that protects every citizens of this country, but doesn’t kowtow to a violent mob looking to loot and destroy businesses.

There are two very different choices on the ballot. I strongly encourage you to choose the policies that have worked to bring jobs back, lowers the unemployment rate to historic lows and made the American economy the envy of the world.

VOTE ROW C

Shortly after I took over as State Chairman, Governor Cuomo, angry with the Working Families Party moved to change state law, making it more difficult for third parties to exist. The Governor and legislature tripled the minimum number of votes required to maintain legal party status.

We are a party with a proud history, we have elected a U.S. Senator on our line alone and we continue to be the margin of victory for candidates around the state of New York. We are a small party, but we play a major role in getting conservative republicans elected.

We took the Governor to court and won the right to continue as a party, but under the new rules we must get between 160,000 to 170,000 votes cast on our Conservative Party line for President.

In 2016, the party received 292,392 votes on the Conservative line. This year we hope to surpass 300,000, sending a clear message to Governor Cuomo that New Yorker’s want a choice.

Please remember to grab a family member, friend or neighbor and vote for President Trump on the Conservative Party line.

EXCLUSIVE: NY Post’s ‘Smoking Gun’ Hunter Biden Email 100% Authentic, Forensic Analysis Concludes

BREAKING: Hunter Biden under criminal investigation according to FBI.

Democrats’ Lurch Into Socialism Is Driving Young Cuban American Support For Trump.

EXCLUSIVE: Hunter E-Mails Request ‘Formal Meetings With Dad’ To Secure Billion-Dollar Deals

Add Florida to list of swing states where early voting data favors a Trump victory

Chairman Kassar’s weekly wrap-up discusses the final 2020 Presidential Debate and shines the candidate spotlight on Congressman Zeldin, Congresswoman Stefanik and Congressman Jacobs.

The Final 2020 Presidential Debate

With eleven days to go, and early voting already in progress, the last presidential debate took place last night.  The moderator, Kristen Welker, had more control of the debate, and to her credit, threw some hard balls to the former Vice President, however, there was little follow up when he deflected the questions and responded with unrelated answers.

Unfortunately, Joe Biden has a long history of embellishing the truth and even creating events that aren’t even close to being true.  Why he wasn’t pressed into answering the allegations that continue to dodge him regarding Hunter Biden’s business deals is beyond comprehension.  Voters have the right to know, if the man who looks right into the TV camera saying how you should trust his integrity, knowing how many times he stretched the truth in the past to serve his own agenda, what he knew and how involved he was with Hunter’s business arrangements, especially with Tony Bobulinsk pre-debate revelation.

President Trump consistently reminded viewers how he is looking out for America’s citizens.  He has done more for the middle class, minority communities and those sent to prison under Joe Biden’s signature, draconian crime bill.  Donald J. Trump is looking to get people back to work, has fast tracked COVID-19 remedies and a vaccine, is looking out for those employed in fracking and the oil industry, and will not rescind his tax cuts that let the working class keep more of their own money.  As Thomas Sowell once said, “I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you’ve earned, but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money.”

The 2020 elections are trending toward record breaking numbers; it is my hope that people voting have all the facts.  The debate last evening was helpful, but more certainly must be learned about what Tony Bobulinsk knows, before it is too late.

Candidate Spotlight on Congressman Lee Zeldin, 1st Congressional District.

 Lieutenant Colonel Lee Zeldin is a native of Suffolk County, who served his country in the US Army completing ROTC; Lt. Col. Zeldin served in different capacities, including as a Military Intelligence Officer, Prosecutor, and Military Magistrate. In the summer of 2006, while assigned to the Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division, Lee deployed to Iraq with an infantry battalion of fellow paratroopers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He currently serves in the Army Reserve.

In 2008, Congressman Zeldin opened a successful law practice (he received his law degree from Albany Law School and was at the time the youngest attorney at age 23) in Smithtown, New York, which he operated full time until he was elected to the New York State Senate in 2010, representing New York’s 3rd Senate District. As a State Senator, Congressman Zeldin led the successful effort to repeal the MTA Payroll Tax for 80 percent of employers, a job killing tax that was hurting New York’s small businesses. He also created the PFC Joseph Dwyer Program, a peer to peer counseling program for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); the program started in Suffolk County and quickly expanded across the state.  After serving 4 years in the NYS Senate, Zeldin was elected to Congress in 2014 where he quickly became a leading advocate for Veterans and first responders and a strong voice for the quality of education, repairing our nation’s infrastructure, improving healthcare in America, and safeguarding our environment.

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Candidate Spotlight on Elise Stefanik, 21st Congressional District

Elise M. Stefanik was born and raised in Upstate New York. Prior to serving in Congress, Elise worked at her family’s Upstate New York small business. Growing up in her family’s small business, she learned, lived, and understands the values of hard work, perseverance, challenges, and risks that go along with building, operating and growing small businesses in the North Country.  Elise graduated with Honors from Harvard University and currently serves on the Senior Advisory Committee of Harvard’s Institute of Politics.

Prior to her election to Congress, Elise served in the West Wing of the White House (2006-2009) as part of President George W. Bush’s Domestic Policy Council Staff and the Chief of Staff’s office where she assisted in overseeing the policy development process on all economic and domestic policy issues.  When elected to Congress in 2014, Ms. Stefanik was the youngest representative elected, and is still the youngest Republican woman serving in Congress. Since elected, Elise has worked tirelessly on behalf of her district’s hardworking families, farmers, students, seniors, service members, military families and veterans.  Congresswoman is an outspoken defender of President Trump and was a staunch defender of President Trump during the Impeachment Hearings.

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Candidate Spotlight on Chris Jacobs, 27th Congressional District

Chris Jacobs is a conservative reformer, small businessman and was a New York State Senator representing Erie County in Western New York prior to his election to Congress in a special election held in June of 2020. First elected to the Senate in 2016 and re-elected in November of 2018, Chris has been a strong voice for Western New York, fighting against policies driven by New York City political interests that are harmful to the region. He has also been a strong advocate for government reform. The first piece of legislation Chris introduced in the Senate was term limits for all state elected officials.

Jacobs first job after college (Boston University) was working in Washington DC for former Buffalo Congressman and Buffalo Bills Quarterback Jack Kemp.  In 1994, Jacobs returned home to Western New York to start the BISON Scholarship Fund, a charity that raised donations to help send children to private and religious schools; he was also small business owner.  Jacobs founded Avalon Development in 2002, which has redeveloped many vacant and historic buildings in Western New York.

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Trump and Biden clash over Hunter corruption claims at final debate.

Hunter Biden’s ex-biz partner links Joe Biden to China deal: ‘A political or influence investment’

Joe Biden is lying: His Ukraine policy created a conflict of interest that diplomats warned about.

Media goes to bat for Joe Biden after final debate.

The Media Skips Its Own Scoop.

New Stanford Study Suggests Biden’s Agenda Will Devastate the Economy.

Chairman Kassar’s weekly wrap-up discusses the Biden Bombshell, Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Senate Hearing and shines the candidate spotlight on Dennis Dunne, Peter Oberacker and John Cummings.

Hunter Biden Bombshell

 The New York Post released scathing E-mails on Wednesday providing damming evidence linking Presidential candidate Joe Biden to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy company.

Hunter Biden introduced his father, who at the time was Vice President of the United States, to the executive not even one year before Biden pressured the Ukrainian Government to stop an investigation into the energy company.

“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the email says.

Hunter Biden joined the board at Burisma, the energy company in question, at a $50,000 a month salary. Although Biden has no experience in the energy field.

The bombshell report directly contradicts Joe Biden claiming he never had any conversation with his son regarding his overseas business dealings.

Just hours after the story on the pay-to-play scheme between Hunter Biden and the Ukraine, more emails were released that show another disturbing connection, this time with China.

Hunter Biden sought to make deals in China in which he stated would be “interesting for me and my family.”

The information was obtained off a water damaged MacBook Pro that was dropped off for service at a repair shop in Delaware, but the work was never paid for and the device was never retrieved. After discovering what was on the laptop, the shop owner contacted the feds and made them aware of the files on the computer.

This story continues to develop as the hours pass and new information is released, but the pay-to-play scheme between the Biden family and at least two foreign governments had been established with credible evidence. Now, Joe Biden must be held accountable and must answer. The American people deserve to know just how deep the waters of corruption and foreign influence run within the Biden family.

Amy Coney Barrett Hearing

We are one step closer to confirmation for Judge Coney Barrett as the hearings ended on Capitol Hill Thursday with the Judge performing admirably and showing why she was nominated by President Trump.

Senate Democrats threw everything they could at the Judge, but she proved to be too smart, too seasoned, and ready for the moment. Every question thrown her way, in an attempt to smear her, was answered with style and grace by the future Justice.

The Republicans on the Judiciary Committee have called for a vote on October 22, and all signs point to Amy Coney Barrett being confirmed to a seat on the bench of the highest court in the land.

“We have the votes,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.

Senator Lindsey Graham, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, should be commended for how well run the hearings were. In fact, one Democratic Senator from California voiced her pleasure with Senator Graham. “This has been one of the best set of hearings that I’ve participated in,” Dianne Feinstein told Graham, “Thank you for your fairness and the opportunity of going back and forth. It leaves one with a lot of hopes” she continued.

Candidate Spotlight Dennis Dunne Senate District 6

Dennis Dunne is a proud veteran who served our nation in Vietnam and still fights for us as a Hempstead Town Councilman today. Dennis is a tax-cutter and problem solver, and you can rest assured as a Senator in Albany, Dennis will work to repeal extreme Democrat criminal reforms. No stranger to defending our country and he’s still fighting for taxpayers like us.

Dennis’ opponent supported “Bail Reform,” and the extreme law that lets accused rapists and other violent criminals have access to the homes of victims and their phone numbers. These policies set forth by state Democrats have already proven to be both dangerous and deadly.

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Candidate Spotlight Peter Oberacker Senate District 51

From Peter’s early days working in their family business, to building a successful business, and becoming an effective and productive elected official, it can certainly be said he knows what hard work is all about. Peter Oberacker grew up in a family of sausage makers, working in the family’s local market since age 8. Over his life and career, he has become a successful business builder, community leader, and family man. In 2015, Peter was elected to the Otsego County Board of Representatives and quickly showed his effectiveness delivering for his constituents and becoming a respected leader across the county.

Peter chairs the Public Works Committee, is Vice-Chair of the Administration Committee, Human Services, Negotiations, and Inter-Governmental Affairs committees. Prior to his election to the County Board, Peter served as Maryland Town Supervisor and as a town board member.

During his time in both county and town government, Peter has never produced a budget that raised taxes and has consistently supported staying under the tax cap. He has been a leader in focusing on infrastructure improvement and developing effective programs for updating public work fleets in a cost-effective manner.

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Candidate Spotlight John Cummings 14th Congressional District

John was raised in the Parkchester section of the Bronx and followed in his father’s footsteps when he was sworn into the NYPD in January of 1983. Upon graduation from the NYC Police Academy, he was assigned to Neighborhood Stabilization Unit 7, in the South Bronx. Following 6 months there, John was assigned to the 46th precinct, where he remained for 2 years. He was then assigned to the NYPD Harbor Unit, where he served first as an operations coordinator in the Bronx, and then as a member of the Harbor George unit in College Point, Queens. After suffering an injury in the line of duty, he retired with multiple commendations for bravery and excellence.

John emphatically denounces Socialism and believes it is antithetical to every one of our founding principles. Principles that have made us the envy of the world for over 230 years and the destination of generations of people looking for the freedoms that were consistently denied them by royalty, authoritarians, dictators, and terrorists.

John is all that stands in the way of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her mission to bring socialism to New York City.

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Ilhan Omar Funnels 70 Percent of Campaign Expenditures to Husband’s company.

Giuliani: You’ve Only Seen Five Percent of What’s on Hunter Biden’s Hard Drive

Orthodox Jews show overwhelming support for Trump in new poll

New: Tucker Carlson Announces More Hunter Biden Emails, Further Corruption Exposed

President Trump Eviscerates Liberal Talking Points During NBC Town Hall

CHAIRMAN KASSAR’S WEEKLY WRAP-UP DISCUSSES THE VP DEBATE, MORE LOCKDOWNS, AND SHINES THE CANDIDATE SPOTLIGHT ON CHARLES MISSICK, DAVE CATALFAMO AND VITO BRUNO.

VP Pence Delivers

 Vice President Mike Pence delivered a masterful performance Wednesday as he took the Biden-Harris ticket to task on their records in government and flip- flopping agendas.

Pence was firing on all cylinders from beginning to end, articulately making his case as to why President Trump has earned the right to a second term.

Harris, who successfully managed to avoid questions all night, did make some very noticeable gaffs, and worked hard to move the conversation away from her record as Attorney General in California; a record that saw her lock up African Americans in disproportionate numbers for small offenses.

She also gave a revisionist version of history saying President Abraham Lincoln did not appoint a new Justice to the Supreme Court in an election year citing his desire to wait until American’s had voted. The Senator is aware of the truth; she either was comfortable lying or misleading, neither of which are acceptable. President Lincoln did not send a nominee forward in October in 1864 for one simple reason, Congress was not in session. He sent the nominee forward in December when they returned. The nominee was indeed confirmed that same day. A shameful rewriting of history from the VP candidate.

Perhaps the biggest moments of the night were her refusing to answer if she would pack the Supreme Court and contradicting herself, and Joe Biden, about their position on fracking. Both have said they will do away with fracking and Biden’s campaign website goes into detail on their support of the Green New Deal, which of course also calls for the banning of fracking.

Kamala Harris made two things clear. First and foremost, she and Joe Biden should sit down and discuss their platform, something they seem to have not done. Second, their policies are costly for Americans, they will result in higher taxes and job loss. Their agenda is simply not achievable without sweeping tax increases.

As for Vice President Pence, he proved to be cool, calm, and collected. Educated on the issues, strong on foreign policy, and ready to lead. Mike Pence delivered a vision for America, a vision for 4 more years.

  Governor Cuomo, Mayor De Blasio Singles Out Communities

The Governor and Mayor have closed schools and non-essential businesses within 9 zip codes throughout Brooklyn and Queens as corona virus cases have spiked in clusters.

While it is imperative New Yorker’s continue to adhere to safety guidelines, it is not reasonable to close entire zip codes. A cluster within a zip code could only be a matter of blocks, shutting down a business a mile away, but in the same zip code, is a lazy attempt to fix a problem, one that will also not stand up in court.

It also troubles me to see Brooklyn and Queens, as well as Hudson Valley towns, being singled out with these closures. Make no mistake, there have been many other instances in which safety guidelines were violated around the city, but in those cases Mayor de Blasio encouraged the gatherings and demonstrations. A stark contrast to the directives they have given to Brooklyn, Queens, and Rockland.

Bishop DiMarzio, Shepherd of the Brooklyn Diocese, announced Thursday they have filed a lawsuit against the state of New York in Federal Court saying their First Amendment rights have been violated. “The State has completely disregarded the fact that our safety protocols have worked and it is an insult to once again penalize all those who have made the safe return to Church work. We vehemently disagree with the capacity limits being placed on us,” Bishop DiMarzio said in a statement

Elected officials within South Brooklyn’s very prominent Jewish communities also voiced their frustrations and concerns.

“We are appalled by Governor Cuomo’s words and actions today,” Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, Councilmembers Chaim Deutsche and Kalman Yeger said Tuesday in a joint statement. “He has chosen to pursue a scientifically and constitutionally questionable shutdown of our communities. His administrations utter lack of coordination and communication with local officials has been an ongoing issue since the start of the pandemic, and particularly recently as we face this uptick,” they continued.

Considering the lengths he went through to protect violent protestors as they violated every guideline the Mayor himself put in place, this is an egregious overstepping of authority to attack livelihoods and religious freedoms.

“New Yorkers have a right to be concerned by Governor Cuomo’s announcement that, due to an increase in COVID cases, neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens will once again have non-essential business shuttered, schools closed and the use of houses of worship greatly restricted. Our city, its businesses and its people cannot afford another lockdown,” Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said. “Businesses and recently reopened restaurants will close permanently and more people will flee our city. Many community and religious leaders, educators and small business owners have spoken out against this heightened level of enforcement and feel the heavy-handed actions of Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio are uncalled for; I stand with them,” she continued.

The zones created defy all common sense and logic. This will turn into a constitutional nightmare for the Governor and Mayor, and a return nightmare for business owners, many of whom barely survived the first shutdown only to be shuttered again. For months, we have been told follow the science, perhaps it is time they take their own advice.

Candidate Spotlight Charles Missick

 A veteran, attorney, and small business owner/winemaker. A husband, father, and a firm believer in the value and dignity of meaningful work and getting your hands dirty, Charles Missick has dedicated his life to his family and will dedicate himself to New York’s 55th Senate District.

Charles believes it is important that we embrace the values that made this country great. From a focus on safe neighborhoods and raising strong families, to reinvesting in our manufacturing base and building the things our nation needs. Charles wants New York to know it is important that we aren’t merely limited liability citizens, but wholly invested in this great state. The future doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to the children, and we owe it to them to leave a rich, vibrant inheritance.

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Candidate Spotlight Dave Catalfamo

 A proud lifelong resident of Upstate New York, Dave Catalfamo understands firsthand the issues that matter to our community and knows how to deliver results. He is running for NY’s 113th Assembly District to rebuild New York’s economy, restore balance to state government and be a powerful, effective voice for Saratoga and Washington Counties.

Dave grew up in Niverville, New York, one of four siblings. The oldest son of a single mom, Dave watched his mom struggle at times and occasionally need assistance, but she always instilled in her children the value of hard work and integrity. That helped shape Dave’s passion for jobs and drew him to service–first in the United States Army Reserves, then to New York State as a senior official in Governor Pataki’s Administration, and now to the greater Saratoga community. He has dedicated his life both in the public and private sector to helping create jobs and grow the economy.

Dave understands the importance of tourism to Upstate NY’s economy. As head of the world renowned ILOVENY campaign he led the effort to reinvigorate the brand, which reached new heights after 9/11. He served as the Governor’s liaison to the Olympic Regional Development Authority, where he helped to lead the successful effort to bring the Goodwill Games to Lake Placid and facilitated transformational investments to revive the Olympic facilities that continue to serve as a key generator of New York State tourism.

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 Candidate Spotlight Vito Bruno

 Vito Bruno is running for State Senate in South Brooklyn to fight for working and middle-class families that are being ignored in favor of special interests. Bruno believes education, seniors, a reliable transit system, and infrastructure must be our top priorities, not the dangerous bail reform laws passed by the politicians in Albany.

  A successful business entrepreneur and renowned music industry impresario, Vito is an independent leader beholden to no one, he loves Brooklyn and will go to Albany to fight for us. The 22nd Senate District is comprised of several Brooklyn neighborhoods including Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Gravesend, Marine Park and Gerritsen Beach.

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Biden Says He Will Announce Position on Court Packing ‘When the Election Is Over’

 Uh Oh, Joe: Even PA Voters Know You’re Full of Crap When It Comes to Fracking

 Poll: 56% Americans Say They Are Better Off Now Under Trump Than Four Years Ago Under Obama-Biden

Mail-in ballots in Westmoreland County delayed, voters confused and frustrated

NY Dem Organized for Group That Protested Terror Leader’s Death

Chairman Kassar’s weekly wrap-up discusses the debate, Judge Barrett’s nomination, the Party’s reorganization, and shines the candidate spotlight on Michael Lawler and John Lemondes.

The New York State Conservative Party wishes President Trump and the First Lady a speedy recovery. They will be in our thoughts and prayers.

 Trump Goes 2 on 1 in First Debate

President Trump had more than just Joe Biden to worry about in the first debate as moderator Chris Wallace made himself a key player, and at times, even a surrogate of Joe Biden.

Wallace repeatedly let Biden off the hook on many key issues such as his plan to raise individual and corporate taxes, as well as whether or not he would pack the Supreme Court, a topic he allowed Biden to ignore all together.

President Trump, however, was pressed on every issue and even forced to answer recycled questions from a 2016 debate also moderated by Chris Wallace.

At times it felt like the debate was between the President and Wallace as Joe Biden snickered in the corner. We heard very little from Biden, and what we did hear, spells potential trouble if elected.

Doubling down on his support for Obamacare, raising taxes, and chasing jobs out of America with an increase in corporate taxes, and referring to Antifa as an “idea” and refusing to acknowledge the destruction they’ve caused nationwide is a dangerous direction we cannot afford to go.

Amy Coney Barrett Officially Nominated to Fill Court Vacancy

 Last weekend, President Trump officially nominated 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to become the next Justice on the United States Supreme Court.

Barrett is a highly qualified, highly respected proven conservative. Her belief in faith and the law is what we should be looking for in a new Justice.

Democrats are looking to discredit her in any way possible attacking her Catholic faith and conservative record. One activist even went as far to call her a “white colonizer” for adopting two children from Haiti.   An absolutely disgusting charge.

While Senate Democrats will do anything they can to obstruct the President from doing his job, the constitution is clear and the President is elected for a term of four years. It is his duty, as well as the Senates, to confirm a 9th Justice to the Supreme Court.

Conservative Delegates Meet in Orange County

 I want to thank the Conservative Party State Committee from around the state for trusting in me to lead the party for another two-year term.

It has been a busy year and a half. We have made tremendous strides digitally, we have expanded our presence throughout the state, nominated an impressive slate of candidates, and most importantly sued Andrew Cuomo and won. The Governor attempted to rule as a dictator and abolish third parties, but with the help of many party leaders, we fought back and won. The Conservative Party is here to stay.

In addition, the following officers were also elected to two-year terms, Shaun Marie Levine (Albany County) as the Executive Vice-Chairman, Howard Lim, Jr. (Westchester County) as Secretary and Frances T. Vella-Marrone (Kings County) as Treasurer.

Our state leadership is as follows:

Eight State Vice-Chairmen, Daniel F. Donovan, Jr. (Nassau County), Hugh Fox (Westchester County), Thomas M. Long (Queens County), Ralph C. Lorigo (Erie County), James F. Quinn, Jr.  (Wayne County), Gregory S. Rigby (Cayuga County), Allen Roth (New York County) and Frank Tinari (Suffolk County), and seven Regional Vice-Chairmen were also elected.  The Regional Vice-Chairs are:  In the Capital District – Brian Gardner (Columbia County), in the Northern Region — Henry “Hank” Ford (St. Lawrence County), in the North Central Region — H. Leonard Schick (Oswego County), in the South-Central Region – James M. Thomas (Broome County), in the Mid-Western Region — Jason McGuire (Livingston County), in the Western Region — Arthur Munger (Genesee County) and in the Hudson Valley – William Beckmann (Rockland County).

The Officers above also serve as the officers of the State Executive Committee.

The following are At-Large Members of the State Executive Committee:  Vincent Arcuri (Queens County), Stuart Avrick (New York County), James J. Barrett, Jr. (Schenectady County), Carol Birkholtz (Warren County), Ross Brady (Kings County),  Michael Buttino (Greene County), Thomas M. Casey (Queens County), David M. Curcio (Richmond County), Chung Dick (Kings County), Louis DeCicco (Chemung County),  John P. DeLessio (Orange County),  John E. Flynn, (Suffolk County), Robert  Fois (Westchester County), Edward J. Gaddy (Ulster County), Michael Garlock (Wayne County), John J. Hayes (Ulster County), Eileen Johnson (Kings County), Christopher J. Kendall (Madison County), Jim M. Kerr (New York County), Paul Kosowski (Nassau County), Edward A. Magilton (Sullivan County),  Charles R. Mancabelli (Onondaga County),  James Maxwell (Putnam County), Donald S. Mazzullo (Monroe County),  Patrick McManus (Bronx County), Donald Minichino (Dutchess County), Christopher Mistron (Nassau County), Scott D. Nasca (Monroe County), Dimitry Edward Naemit (Rockland County), Reid W. Robbins (Ontario County), Laura A. Schreiner (Suffolk County),  John Seravalli (New York County), Michael E. Torres (Suffolk County),  Robert E. White (Franklin County),  Anna M. Wilcox (Chautauqua County), and Robert Zordan (Saratoga County).

The Members of the State Executive Committee serve as the governing body when the full state committee is not convened.  All members serve a two-year term.  The Members of the State Executive Committee appointed Ralph C. Lorigo, Esq. as Party Counsel, Eileen Johnson as the Assistant Secretary, Shaun Marie Levine as the Executive Director and Michael R. Long as Chairman Emeritus, for a term coterminous with the elected members.

Candidate Spotlight Mike Lawler

 Mike Lawler is a lifelong Rockland County resident and graduate of Suffern High School. In 2009, Mike earned a degree in Business Administration, with a double major in Accounting and Finance, from Manhattan College, where he was named the Valedictorian of his graduating class.

Mike currently serves as Deputy Town Supervisor in Orangetown under Supervisor Teresa Kenny and previously worked in the Westchester County Executive’s Office as an advisor to Rob Astorino, where he dealt with issues ranging from the county budget to public policy and community outreach initiatives. In addition, Mike previously served as Executive Director of the State Republican Party, helping elect candidates to federal, state, and local office.

Mike is also a successful small businessman who founded his own government affairs and public relations firm.

Mike represents a real opportunity to flip an Assembly seat and continue to chip away at the Democrats super majority.

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Candidate Spotlight John Lemondes

 After graduating from Liverpool High, John studied agriculture at Penn State University, and was commissioned in the U.S. Army. Over a nearly 27-year career serving us in the Army, John deployed overseas numerous times including Iraq and Afghanistan and retired in 2014 as a Colonel.

Returning home, John, Martha, and family began farming 488 acres in LaFayette.  He has turned longtime fallow, overgrown land to fertile productivity.

While working as a Defense and National Security consultant the past few years, the farm continued to grow, and Ellys Acres now hosts a growing flock of sheep and lambs, hay and forage, and John is looking at his 3000-maple tree sugar bush with an eye to maple syrup production.

John is a leader in the farming community as well – – he is President of the Farmer Veteran Coalition of New York State – – and is active nationally with the American Sheep Industry Association. He was also appointed to the Board of Directors of the Onondaga County Soil & Water Conservation District by the County Executive, and is a member of NYS Farm Bureau.

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 Voter Registration Data in Battleground States Shows Huge Boost for GOP

NYC business owner: ‘Explosion’ of trash another struggle to deal with.

 New York Times publishes pro-China Hong Kong councilwoman: ‘Like it or not, Hong Kong is part of China’

 Biden deflects yet again on court packing questions: ‘I’m not going to play Trump’s game’