We’re debating about whether we should support a third party run for the 26th Congressional seat, vacated in disgrace by Chris Lee… We had hoped the Erie County GOP would hold off on endorsing heir apparent Jane Corwin, fully well aware that their “endorsement process” was just a sham for propriety, as the seat was clearly being sold to the highest bidder. A perfect example of our crumbling Democracy in action. But no, desperately determined to hang onto the control they have over mediocrity, and shameful and unnecessary compromise, Young Nick Langworthy, EC GOP Chair, needed to sharpen his teeth at the expense of the heavily overburdened and genuinely oppressed taxpayers and citizens of Western New York, and prematurely endorse, despite the fact that the governor hasn’t even called for a Special Election yet. KUDOS to the Democrat Party, for waiting for the guvnuh’s call, before they endorse.
We should have vetted sooner – they made no secret of their schedule and we should have acted quickly. We must learn from this. We do not support 3rd party candidates … We have consistently stated we work within the 2 party system …
We do not want to be disruptive to process … At a Republican meeting Saturday that had 145 committeman in attendance, only 5 raised their hands to support another candidate other than Corwin. To say she had strong support there is an understatement – Langworthy as well has been championing Corwin for 2 years so this was not a surprise.
It’s something to consider.
[Corwin’s] Pro-abort, anti-2nd Amendment [stand], hiring illegals doesn’t sit well with me if it turns out to be true. The Dems should be applauded for refusing to endorse until the governor calls a special election. The Repubs did this to nullify the TP, as they always have, their stripes haven’t changed. If Corwin loses to a 3rd party split, my sense is, that’s the price the GOP pays for trying to make the TEA Party of no effect. Maybe they’ll think twice next time. Next election’s only two year’s away, and what’s the harm? We have a solid Majority, no?
And from a member: “I support [a] 3rd party. Teach those f***ers a lesson.”
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