New York Republicans Vow To Rebound

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New York Republicans lost seats in state and federal offices on Election Day.

Republicans in January will hold six of the state’s 27 seats in the U.S. House, down from the eight seats they won two years ago.

In the state Senate, Republicans are on the verge of losing their 33-29 seat majority. Democrats believe they are poised to pick up as many as four seats, but two races are too close to call.

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand appears to have broken a state record on Tuesday. She received 72 percent of the vote against Republican Wendy Long. Sen. Charles Schumer held the record: 71 percent of the vote in 2004.

State GOP chairman Ed Cox sees hope, however, Gannett’s Albany Bureau reported.

“For all the ups and downs, we as a party now, not only are we competitive, but in the up years we do very well and the down years our losses are limited,” Cox said.

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Cox said he was confident that Republicans would maintain the Senate majority.

In many of the competitive campaigns across New York, Democrats knocked their Republican opponents for being pro-life and linking them to the conservative stances of Republican leaders across the country.

Women’s rights groups campaigned and spent money in key races for Congress and state Legislature.

“Our advocates’ enthusiasm during this campaign season was over the top,” M. Tracey Brooks, president of Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York, said in a statement after Tuesday’s elections. “They are angry at attempts by House leaders to cut access to cancer screenings, birth control and safe, legal abortion, so they turned their anger into action.”

Some Republicans said the party in New York didn’t do enough to counter Democrats’ claims.

“Here in New York state, Republicans have not crafted a coherent, philosophical issue agenda to counter the prevailing Democrat Party orthodoxy,” said John Faso, a former Assembly Republican minority who lost races for state comptroller in 2002 and governor in 2006.

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  1. just the facts on

    the problem with new york republicans which ed cox fails to note and has done nothing
    about is that the conservative party in new york and the independence party both are
    permitted to cross endorse major party candidates..this is a practice only allowed in
    six states, new york being one of the six..the end result is that the republicans are really
    divided into two parties republicans and conservatives so that means that mike long and
    his party have a veto over who the republicans select to run and that also means that
    it is virtually impossible to select a candidate who can appeal to democrats in any meaningful
    way..note that in westchester nan hayworth an incumbant lost…robert castelli an incumbant
    lost..bob cohen got beaten badly 55-45, and there are virtually no republicans holding
    office other than a couple of county legislators and rob astorino…so ed cox is simply
    treading water..what the state needs is a republican chair who can tell the conservative
    party to get lost so they have to run their own candidates and then as the liberal party
    did lose the line with less than 50,000 votes in a gubenatorial election..otherwise there
    will not be a viable republican party in new york state

  2. Lets not forget that

    (An ancient Maya text has emerged from the jungles of Guatemala confirming the so-called “end date” of the Maya calendar, Dec. 21, 2012.)

    So it may not matter who controls the NY State Senate come January.

    Before there was the “Oracle of Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    http://www.VJMachiavelli.blogspot.com
    Power to the People who “VOTE”

  3. Dems and Rhinos said the very same things about the Republican Party when Carter was elected. How did that cardigan sweater work out for you?

  4. Ssmart New Yrkrs on

    The GOP has been shellacked Nov 6 and had better offer better than lies, ancient ideas, disdain, denial, racist slogans (ie “taking back our country”) and divisive signs appearing on utility poles in Mt Pleasant reading DONT BELIEVE THE LIBERAL MEDIA if they hope to matter in the future.

    Same for statewide Republicans who endorsed Romney and actually attended the “convention” of black suits and drones in Tampa such as Astorino and Pataki and their underlings.

  5. When Obama is impeached, you can put up “Please Don’t Impeach the President” signs all over Mount Pleasant.