Mike Madigan Press Releases, NY-26

Contact: Jul Thompson
June 2, 2012

Mike Madigan Receives Erie County GOP Endorsement

Cheektowaga NY June 2, 2012:  The Erie County Republican Party has endorsed Mike Madigan for New York’s 26th Congressional District.  The newly reapportioned district includes the city of Niagara Falls, the Tonawandas, Grand Island, Amherst, Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Lackawanna and West Seneca.

Mike Madigan is a Grand Island businessman and Vice-President of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of New York. In addition to the Republican line, he will also be on the Conservative and Independent lines on November’s ballot.


Media Contact: Jul Thompson
June 25, 2012

Madigan to seek Federal Elections Commission (FEC) Inquiry.

BUFFALO, NY: Mike Madigan is seeking clarification on Representative Higgins’ attempted claim for de minimis personal use of a campaign leased vehicle, as reported with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).  The vehicle in question was leased, as per the FEC, on August 2, 2011 from West Herr Chevrolet for a $4,010.00 deposit, and a monthly payment of $536.92. The claim has many of the same characteristics of a case involving Representative Meeks (D-NY), who in 2001, sought and received FEC approval for a vehicle. However, FEC required a mileage log be kept, to ensure the vehicle was not being used in excess of 5% for personal use and Representative Meeks was fined $63,000 by the FEC in 2008 for charges related to improper vehicle use.

Of the six candidates seeking the three seats in the newly formed NY-25, NY-26 & NY-27, Representative Higgins is the only one claiming a car lease on FEC documents.

Mike Madigan is Republican, Conservative and the Independence endorsed Congressional Candidate for the newly formed New York District 26. This district includes parts of former districts NY-26, NY-27 and NY-28.


Contact: Jul Thompson
August 5, 2012

Higgins’ Definition of Growth
Questioned by Madigan

Unemployment rises and economy stalls
as Higgins Seeks Higher Taxes!

The Bush tax cuts set off a record 46 consecutive month boom in job increases and GDP growth following the 2000-2003 recession.

However, on Wednesday, following his vote to eliminate the Bush tax cuts, The Buffalo News reports that Representative Brian Higgins noted that the Bush tax cuts “were supposed to boost the economy and pay for themselves, but instead they appeared to do the opposite.  The GOP approach ‘is all political posturing, and it’s nonsensical,’ he said.”

Based on the data showing job creation and a record 46 month economic boom following the approval of the Bush tax cuts, a period of growth never before seen in U.S. history, one must ask how Brian Higgins defines a boost to the economy.

Contrast the results following the Bush tax cuts with the results following the 2009 $800 billion stimulus package, which is now marked by a record 41 months of unemployment above 8%.  The U.S. has never before experienced a sustained rate of unemployment above 8% for 41 months.  What makes this even more disturbing is the fact that current projections suggest that unemployment above 8% will continue over the next 12 months and may even be the “new normal.”

Higgins’ solution to the current economic crisis is to increase taxes and spending.  On Wednesday, Higgins voted for massive tax increases that would go into effect in January 2013.  Earlier this year Higgins proposed doubling down on the failed 2009 stimulus by introducing a second program, mirroring the original failed program, that will cost over $1.2 trillion dollars.

When Higgins refers to economic growth, is he referring to private sector prosperity, or is his definition based on taxpayer-provided funding from the federal government?  Is his “healthy” economy somehow defined within the boundaries of government programs? The constituents of the NY 26th Congressional District deserve an answer to these questions prior to the November elections.

Mike Madigan is the Republican, Conservative and Independent candidate for the newly reapportioned Congressional District 26, which includes the city of Niagara Falls, the Tonawandas, Grand Island, Amherst, all of Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Lackawanna and West Seneca.



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2 Responses to Mike Madigan Press Releases, NY-26

  1. TEANewYork says:

    These are just Madigan PR’s that weren’t previously posted on TEANewYork’s blog…

  2. Aware Voter says:

    The questions raised about campaign contributions to Brian Higgins are valid.
    1st – In 2011 Brian Higgins is happy to announce that Man O’ Trees(David Pfeiffer) will be the contractor paid to restore Gallagher Beach.
    2nd – In 2012 Brian Higgins is supportive of efforts by NFTA to sell the small boat harbor AND Gallagher Beach to Bear Development (aka /David Pfeiffer/Man O Trees).
    3rd – Not only was Man O’ Trees the largest contributor ($17,500), but add the following:
    David Pfeiffer – $16,500 since 2007
    Susan Sell (Davids live in girlfriend) – $9,800 since 2010
    Eric White (Davids business partner) – $5,000

    Add these contributions to the moneys donated by these organizations and people to Byron Brown and Tim Kennedy, along with the fact that David Pfeiffer owns property on the waterfront and also a construction company that performs work on the waterfront and it makes for an interesting story that someone needs to look into in some depth.

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