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Saturday, October 21, 2006

NY-03, NY-19: New York Times Endorses Mejias & Hall

Posted by DavidNYC

Cognizant of all the ususal disclaimers about endorsements, let me just say that this is a nice bit of news for both Dave Mejias and John Hall. The Times often likes to endorse Republican incumbents for irritating, silly reasons (seniority, "thoughtfulness," etc.), so it's nice to see they've taken the right side in both of these races. Because the Times produces separate local editions for both Westchester and Long Island, these endorsements should help boost both candidates' name rec.

No links yet, but some excerpts from each below the fold.


Mr. Mejias is one of the few bright bulbs in the low-watt Nassau Legislature. He helped to create a bill of rights for domestic workers in Nassau, requiring that employers give them written statement of their rights under federal and state law. He has a good environmental record, particularly in efforts to preserve open space, and has been an important ally of County Executive Thomas Suozzi in restoring fiscal discipline to Nassau government. He promises to be a refreshing change in the Third District, and we endorse him.


The New York Times has endorsed John Hall for US Congress in the 19th District and calls him “a lawmaker of energy, steady conviction and clear principles” and “the obvious choice” in an editorial that will be published in the paper’s Westchester section tomorrow, Sunday, October 22.

The 500-plus word editorial endorsement in the Times notes that Hall, who has been “politically engaged for decades,” emerged from the Democratic primary race with “a resounding victory,” thanks to an “ambitious and coherent” platform that “calls for universal health coverage, a return to fiscal discipline and a full-bore national effort to achieve energy independence.”

Posted at 04:43 PM in 2006 Elections - House, New York | Technorati

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This is a very important development which indicates that Hall and Mejias have a shot at these races. I believe the Times endorsed both King and Kelly tepidly in their previous campaigns...

Watch out for the Times-Herald Record in Orange County (right-leaning, but moderate). If they endorse Hall, it's all over for Sue Kelly.

I guess Newsday would make an endorsement for NY-3; not sure how they lean politically in relation to the Times

Posted by: dpinzow [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 21, 2006 05:29 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Any News on the 4th in CT?

Posted by: Democraticavenger [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 21, 2006 05:38 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

There's a diary on Kos from "DemFromCT" noting that the NYT will also endorse Courtney CT-02 & Murphy CT-05..."NY Times To Endorse Chris Murphy (CT-05) and Joe Courtney ". Blue Jersey is evidently reporting that Stender NJ-07 will also be endorsed. Johnson-R had gotten the NYT endorsement in the past.
Not confirmed as it is coming tomorrow, the Hartford Courant may be poised to endorse the Dem Senate & all the Congressional Candidates.

Posted by: Predictor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 21, 2006 07:50 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

dpinzow: My memory is that "Newsday" is quite Gop & conservative. You mean the Middletown paper is also???..LOL.
I've always believed that alot of these newspaper endorsements were strongly slanted towards who they think will win, so your comment on Meijas & Hall is in sync with that thought.
Afer all, why else would the San Francisco Chronicle endorse Shwarzenegger-R & Poizner-R, LOL.

Posted by: Predictor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 21, 2006 07:59 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Well, bust my buttons, there is an acutal post about John Hall here. Glad to see it.

Posted by: Lizzy [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 21, 2006 10:22 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Very good news! The Times-Herald Record endorsed Hall for Congress...


Posted by: dpinzow [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 22, 2006 11:44 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I take a break for the extended weekend (fri-sun) and all this positive news comes out from the NY-19 race.

Geez, good job Hall and Mejias.
We just need to keep the GOTV effort up and were inline to get a great NY dem majority.

Help Hall at his site:

-- MrMacMan

Posted by: MrMacMan [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 23, 2006 01:30 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment