Friday, April 21, 2006
Democrats are also targeting seats held by Republicans Sherwood Boehlert, Randy Kuhl, Tom Reynolds, James Walsh, and Sue Kelly, said Representative Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He said Democrats may have an advantage because of a flagging economy in upstate New York, and will be helped by the candidates at the top of the ticket.
``Hillary Clinton and Eliot Spitzer are get-out-the-vote magnets for the Democrats,'' Emanuel said in an interview.
But it's not just the top of the ticket that is putting Sue in jeopardy. It's her record of consistently voting in lock-step with President Bush, Tom DeLay and other hard-line Republican leaders. It's her votes to slash $12 billion from student loan programs, to change the bankruptcy laws in favor of the large banks and credit card companies who repeatedly fund her campaign and the long list of other votes she's taken over the past 11 years. While Sue may have started out as a moderate back in 1994, each time there's a close vote, Sue consistently votes with her party, even when it's out of sync with the voters in her district.
It's time for her to go.