Wednesday, February 01, 2006

King Opponent Emerging

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Nassau County Legislator Dave Mejias is emerging as the man to beat King this November.
Dave needs encouragement and would like to hear your thoughts. e-mail him at davemejias@aol.com and let him know we need him to defeat King.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Denenberg would be a much better choice. Word is he's thinking about it as well.

Anonymous said...

Word is Denenberg is thinking about it as well. He would be a much better choice.

Constant said...

Votes for Congress are imporportant, especially this year: Bush's replacmenet may come from this year's Congress. Get your friends to follow the Constitutional issues -- NSA hearings next week. Monday -- 06 Feb.

Anonymous said...

With re-election rates being in the high 90s and Peter King having $969,000 cash on hand, not to mention a lucrative Chairmanship of a committee which will broaden his fundraising base, it's a joke to think that someone will be able to mount a serious challenge.

Anonymous said...

The Joke is on US if we don't try our best!

TimJ said...

I do feel Mejias could really be a serious threat to King.

For starters from the looks of things $$$ won't be an issue. It seems like the national Dems are poised to throw $$$ this way if Mejias decides to run.

Also King is a conservative Republican in a district that has gotten more Democratic & liberal just like Long Island as a whole. After the last census king got favorable re-districting, however the GOP regristration advantage is close to what it was pre-redistricting.

George Bush factor. Bush won the district in 2004, first time a Republican won the district since 88 (though in 92 under the current lines Bush would have won, Clinton won narrowly under the old district lines) However, the only reason bush won here in 04 was 9/11. A factor that has gone completley out the window ever since Katrina (started before Katrina but reallt was impacted after it) Bush's popularity is low here as in the Iraq War. King's non-stop support for Bush is something Mejias will be able to capitailze on if he does run.

Abortion. The district is overwelmingly pro-choice, much like the rest of Long Island. While other factors were involved a major facotr in Dillon's defeat last year was his abortion views. Several pro-life Republican Incumbents have been defeated on Long Island over the past few years. The issue could especially become big if it becomes more of an issue in the courts if Altio takes the court rightward as expected (granted Congressman don't vote on court appointments, but the abortion issue could be a pretty big issue nonetheless.

Medicaid cuts/ Student Loan Cuts. With health insurance costs going through the roof, as well as student loan cosrs, the recent cuts to the programs recentley passed by Congress voted on Party lines could hurt King. It passed 216-214 on a party line basis (King voted for the cuts).

A strong Democratic campaign could really hammer home these issues, and if National $$$ comes from the Dems (& that seems likley if Mejias runs) they will be able to have the funds to get the message out. Combine that with the fact that many people don't exactly like King's tone with his consituents (bashing them whenever they disagree with him) as well as the fact that the state GOP is in shambles & a very strong top of the ticket for the Dems with Spitzer & Clinton who will win by a landslide (both statewide & in the district) and you have a really tough race for King. hard to say if he would lsoe or not, but he is clearly not at all safe (if Mejias runs) & BY FAR the most vulnerable of Long Island's congressioanl delegation.

TimJ said...

I do feel Mejias could really be a serious threat to King.

For starters from the looks of things $$$ won't be an issue. It seems like the national Dems are poised to throw $$$ this way if Mejias decides to run.

Also King is a conservative Republican in a district that has gotten more Democratic & liberal just like Long Island as a whole. After the last census king got favorable re-districting, however the GOP regristration advantage is close to what it was pre-redistricting.

Anonymous said...

Nope Mejias is out and Denenberg is indeed thinking hard about it.:
http://www.newsday.com/news/columnists/ny-lipols064616079feb06,0,4178278.column?coll=ny-rightrail-columnist

For those of us who want to see dems in NY do well i say one thing:

"GET YOUR FUCKING ACT TOGETHER NOW IN THE 3RD NY DEMOCRATIC PARTY!"

TimJ said...

Annoymous


Mejias is still up in the air. The article states he is delaying (afyerall thats what demur means) . Doesn't mean he is out, I think he would have mentioned either way if he has decided to run or not run, just taking longer to make the decision they he initially stated. At this point I woiuld say it will be either Mejias or Denenberg. Hard to say which one would be better, but both are far superior than Mathies or anyone else that has run against them (no disrespect to the others, but Mejias & Denenberg both have more expereince, much more well known & seem like they will have the ability to raise more $$4 & get more antional dem $$ than anyone else has against King

Anonymous said...

Dave Deneberg is defintely thinking about it. He really is the best candidate for the job. He won last election by 69% in a 3-2 Republican district. He has a very strong support base and his popularity spreads throughout the 3rd CD. As the hardest working legislator who really cares about his consituents and has a gift for negotiating, could you imagine what he would do in congress?

Anonymous said...

Give me a break. Election day is less than 10 months away. Any token that goes up against King is not going to win. First, any contender would need at least $1 million, that means raising $100,000 a month, highly unlikely. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is not going to support a challenger to King, the Chairman Rahm Emanuel is a personnal friend of King's, (remember impeachment)? Second, Nassau Democrats have no real desire to beat him. McCarthy and Israel helped him design the district he now represents when they redistricted a few years ago. You can talk all you want about beating King but unless someone with some real name recognition steps up to the plate and gets into the race not by the filing deadline but at least a year before, King is not going to be beat.

I gotta say though, Denenberg would be pretty funny. He is the one that beat King's good friend Eddie "Dip shit" Ward. But it's all just a dream.

Anonymous said...

Why do you not approve certain comments to this post?

J said...

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