This is why NY Dems want to stop Stephanie Miner

I told you last week that NY Dems are challenging the forty-one thousand signatures Stephanie Miner got for her Independent run for Governor in November’s election.

Miner, the former Democrat mayor of Syracuse, decided last year not to primary Governor Andrew Cuomo. Which, frankly, surprised me at the time. I knew Miner’s aspirations were for higher office.

So when she announced in June that she would in fact run for Governor, but as an Independent candidate, I wasn’t surprised in the least.

But NY Dems are not taking it at all well.

Miner is a well-known Democrat in the state. And running against Cuomo in the general election is sure to cut into his electoral advantage over Republican Marc Molinaro.

And, trust me.

Cuomo going to need every advantage he can get.

Check out this tweet from Molinaro:

Ouch. That’s a squeaker that is.

I said last week:

I don’t doubt that a lot of New York Democrats would love nothing more than to have someone other than Andrew Cuomo to vote for come November.

And if that happens, the Republican candidate – Marc Molinaro – could slip in and win this thing.

Suddenly I got a chill of excitement down my spine.

And that excitement is precisely why the Cuomo Machine is furious.

Something tells me Marc Molinaro is well aware of the opportunity that Miner’s independent candidacy presents him.

Cuomo’s persistent problems with corruption, pay-to-play and systemic failure are exceedingly bothersome to Republican voters in the state. Those who haven’t been driven out by crippling taxes, over-regulation and a stagnant job market anyway.

But the truth is, lots of Democrats aren’t particularly thrilled with Cuomo either – though, to be fair, probably not because of his corruption or horrible tax and spend policies.

Their problem with Cuomo is that he’s a phony progressive who believes in nothing.

And though he might easily beat back the challenge from whack-job Cynthia Nixon, the fact that she’s challenging him at all only shows that Democrats in the state are losing faith in our feckless governor.

In that respect, Miner may offer Democrat voters the perfect alternative to Cuomo.

You see the problem?

Splitting the Democrat vote when polling between Cuomo and Molinaro is so close could indeed spell disaster for the Cuomo princeling.

Non-Democrat voters in New York often feel as if their vote is a waste. There’s no stopping the Cuomo Machine.

But the way things are shaping up right now, those voters may actually see that this time the stars are aligning in our favor.

And this November, the impregnable Cuomo Machine may be about as impregnable as a sandcastle at high tide.

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5 thoughts on “This is why NY Dems want to stop Stephanie Miner

  • September 7, 2018 at 11:41 am
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    non democrat voters in virginia have the same problem,,,,,but we don’t allow challenges to any to split vote unless it’s Republican…so rigged here our votes are useless

  • September 7, 2018 at 4:57 pm
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    Yay! Close enough to snatch him bald-headed! Good luck, Marc!

  • September 7, 2018 at 8:24 pm
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    Besides NY, remember that we MUST keep Ted Cruz in the Senate. He is being out-moneyed 3-1 in TX. That goofball Beto O’Rourke is being heavily funded by J Street & other left wing organizations.

    Please donate to Ted’s campaign!

  • September 8, 2018 at 8:46 am
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    While it is enjoyable to watch the democrats fight among themselves the gritty reality of New York population statistics is hard to deny. Cuomo is a crude thuggish politician that has the warmth of a Velociraptor. Nixon is somewhere, out there, up in the clouds; drifting….drifting….promising….. and a nuisance more than a challenger. Miner has enough name recognition to pull several thousand, if not hundreds of thousands of votes from Cuomo. Whether this would be enough to tip the scales to Molinaro depends mostly how much ‘face time’ Molinaro can get and how charming he can be to the voters. Molinaro is faced with overcoming the bias of our population being urban oriented due to population centers including NYC and other cities in the state. Getting those traditionally democratic centers to swing to the right will not be easy.

    Generally, when elections with incumbents are involved, the results depend on whether the incumbent has done something (or not) that would stain their record enough to warrant the voters seeking an alternative. I have not seen a lot of publicity for Molinaro where I live but I am in a rural area that is likely to support him for the most part. I have no idea how he is doing in the urban areas.

    Political races are like the Miss America pageant except that there is no bathing suit competition. The candidates all have their talents and reputations to get them attention. Then comes the questions and answers. How many times have you seen a front runner lose when they try to answer a simple question and they spew something so jumbled up and full of obviously confused talking points that they lose. Things in the NY governor’s race will depend on whether or not Cuomo shoots himself in the foot or not. It’s his to lose.

  • September 9, 2018 at 9:09 am
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    Interesting results are taking place in California with single digit gaps.

    Could the voters finally be getting fed up.

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