Fair campaign group rules for and against Lowey

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The Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee issued a mixed ruling in a complaint by former congressional candidate Jim Russell, who ran against Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey in the 18th Congressional District.

Russell complained to the group that Lowey had a mailer delivered to registered Republicans that appeared to be from the Westchester Republican Party, which disowned Russell during the campaign for his past controversial statements.

Russell’s first complaint was that the words “Lowey for Congress” were not readable.

The committee ruled that while the words were upside down, it appeared right-side up relative to the printed recipients address and it was written in 12-point font, an average size for documents.

Russell’s second complaint was that Lowey misled the public when her mailing stated that Russell lost the Westchester County Republicans’ endorsement.

The committee ruled that the mailing did not contain inaccurate or misleading statements.

Russell’s third complaint was that a Lowey mailing intentionally distorted facts and caused voter confusion as to whether Russell’s name would be on the ballot.

The committee ruled that Lowey committed an unfair campaign practice, even though in their opinion her mailing did not distort facts. The committee noted that the mailing might have caused confusion among voters receiving the mailing.

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  1. What about the phone calls that her campaign made calling Jim Russell and “anti-semite” and other smears? Lowey’s “push” polls are a disgrace. Lowey is an unfair and dirty Democrat.

    Are those fair campaign practices?

    I say Westchester residents immediately gather petitions to recall 73-year-old Nita Lowey (who, by the way, needed help to get out of her car!) I think Lowey is starting to suffer from dementia.

  2. arealrepublican on

    Russell was, is and always will be a loser. Because God has a great sense of humor, Jimmy may want to be wary that one day the ultimate justice may be delivered to him when his daughter professes her taste in men trends toward deep, sweet dark chocolate, his son announces to the world that he wants a lance bass tattoo on his a– (or perhaps that he wants lance bass to tattoo his a–) and he learns the truth why his wife really loves Ellen DeGeneres. That would be great.

    Russell is a deluded dude who BROKE the law repeatedly by failing to report to the FEC his fundraising and expenditures (big, big support from pizza boys, according to him). Your 15 minutes are up Jim. Good riddance.

  3. just the facts on

    Russell is like the vaudeville player who won’t leave
    the stage even though his act is being booed…they
    need to use the hook to get him off…russel’s brand
    of white supremecy nonsense is something that is totally
    unacceptable …he looks down on the black race according
    to his own writings and believes that separation of the
    races is the natural order of things..he also apparently
    believes that pure europeans are being re judeoized what
    does that mean jim? don’t believe that jews are really
    from europe?..and finally jim believes that when the
    US and england fought the nazi’s it was fratricide…now
    that means that the nazi’s were the “brothers” of the
    white western populations doesn’tit jim..fighting against
    whom? …and russell when confronted during the campaign
    with his writings and his references to all of this never
    ever once denied it..never ever once said he didn’t believe
    it..and to those who defend russell you ought to be ashamed
    of yourself…you are not republicans and you are not
    conservatives…you are malcontents who simply harbor
    racist and anti semitic views which you would love to
    be mainstream but fortunately they never ever will

  4. Quote, “russel’s brand of white supremecy nonsense is something that is totally unacceptable …he looks down on the black race according to his own writings and believes that separation of the races is the natural order of things..he also apparently believes that pure europeans are being re judeoized what does that mean jim?”

    Did you finish high school? I read Mr. Russell’s essay. I challenge you to show me where it states the words “white supremacy” or the word “Nazi”. What exactly are you talking about? Are you making this stuff up? You’ve lost all credibility and sound idiotic.

    Let me point out that the American Jewish Committee (AJC), of which Nita Lowey is a member of, discusses “Jewish Continuity and Intermarriage” and the importance of maintaining jewish identity. Read it for yourself on their website http://1dl.us/df7

    Further, “Family, synagogue, youth activities, and school are the primary vehicles of securing Jewish continuity. Funding and initiatives should be targeted to those institutions that can help Jews religiously and spiritually, strengthen Jewish families, and enhance Jewish knowledge. All Jewish institutions should be challenged to broaden their Jewish content and self-image, as has taken place, for example, in recent years at the American Jewish Committee through study programs, seminars, and Judaic literacy institutes,” http://1dl.us/df8

    According to Alan Dershowitz and Elliot Abrams, “… the great conundrum for the coming decades is ‘continuity.’ Despite signs of vigor among the more observant, the Jewish community as a whole is simply failing to propagate itself. Jews today are more likely to marry non-Jews than coreligionists, and even those who stay within the fold are opting against large families, giving Jews an abysmally low birth rate.”

    It isn’t racist when Jews promote Jewish identity and culture? Make up your mind. You can’t have it both ways.