Malpass nets Freedomworks endorsement

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David Malpass received the endorsement of the tea party-linked FreedomWorks political action committee in his bid to challenge U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

The Republican and former Reagan and Bush administration official said he was honored to receive the Washington-based group’s backing.

“FreedomWorks represents hundreds of thousands of Americans that are deeply concerned with the direction of our country and want to elect new representatives that will put us back on track,” Malpass said in a statement. “New Yorkers cannot afford Kirsten Gillibrand. We need to replace Washington’s tax and spend political insiders with new leaders who will work to reduce spending, cut taxes and protect our freedoms. I’m honored that FreedomWorks has recognized my deep commitment to these principles and I’m proud to have their support in my campaign.”

FreedomWorks, which is headed by former GOP Rep. Dick Armey of Texas, organizes conservative activists around the country. The group participated in and helped organize many of the tea party protests over the last year and a half.

Malpass will face former Rep. Joe DioGuardi and former Nassau County Legislator Bruce Blakeman in a primary.

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  1. Why Freedomworks? Malpass isn’t a real Conservative, he isn’t even a real politician. He’s a waste of space in this primary, he should step aside so DioGuardi can show himself as the true Conservative and lay waste to Bruce Blakeman’s record of incompetence (remember, Blakeman is a man that couldn’t even pull off being elected to serve as Comptroller! Hw could he possibly beat Gilly in the Senate race?)

  2. Malpass ………… , he isn’t even a real politician.

    Good! I’m sick and tired of the politicians!

    We need to look at the issues and past records and stop the blame game.