6/29/16, "Conservative Party Chair: Trump Could Turn NY Around," Newsmax, John Gizzi
"New York Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long predicts that Donald Trump would make his state “very competitive” in the fall.
“He’s running extremely well in Suffolk and Nassau Counties and
upstate,” Long told me, citing “privilege polling” he had recently seen.
“There’s a revolution against politics as usual taking place and, while
winning New York is difficult for any Republican, Donald Trump is
making it competitive.
"In so doing, he can change the dynamics of the election this November.”
Long underscored that support for Trump was “overwhelming” among the party’s 287-member state committee.
With New York one of the five states in which candidates can appear on
multiple ballot lines and have all of their votes counted in an
aggregate total, the Conservatives are expected to officially “cross
endorse” Trump at their state committee’s September meeting.
The state is also eyeing two important Republican primary contests for
open U.S. House seats: the 19th District, in which former State
Assembly Minority Leader John Faso rolled up nearly 70 percent of the
vote, and the 22nd District, in which State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney
emerged the winner in a three-candidate race with 42 percent of the
Long was a pivotal player in the wins of Faso and Tenney, both of whom
are stalwart conservatives. With Long’s strong encouragement, the
Conservative Party gave its fall ballot line to Faso and Tenney.
“And in both races, this sent a clear message to rank and file
Republicans as to who was the real conservative in the primary,” Long
told us, “You might call our endorsement the ‘Good Housekeeping Seal of
Approval” of conservatism.”
Agreeing that both Faso and Tenney would succeed two far more moderate
GOP U.S. Representatives (retiring Reps. Chris Gibson and Richard Hanna
respectively), Long said that “the primary wins of John and Claudia
gives us an opportunity to hold these open seats with Republicans who
are far more conservative than the outgoing congressmen.
"The election of both would be a clear upgrade for conservatism.”"
"John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax."
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
NY State Conservative Party Chair Mike Long says support for Trump is 'overwhelming' among party's 287 member committee. Trump polling 'extremely well' in Nassau, Suffolk, and upstate, Trump making NY State competitive for Republicans-Newsmax, 6/29/16
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