If you are a registered Republican, you need to vote in the Tuesday, June 26, primary. In the new 21st Congressional District, formerly the New York 23rd, and the new 22nd, you have the choice of two real Republican candidates within each district.
It is very important to define what a real Republican is. In the past 30-plus years, the party has moved to the left on social issues with very little fiscal restraint, as proven by its allowing the deficit and debt to grow out of control with the exception from 1996-2000. That must have been a good thing because former President Bill Clinton takes credit for that as a major accomplishment in his administration. The rest of the time, so-called Republicans, aka RINOs (Republicans In Name Only), have gone along to get along, been bullied and intimidated to compromise, to always cross the aisle to the Democrats in fear of being called radical and extreme.
If you take a little time to read the 2008 Republican Party Platform, values the party is supposed to adhere to while vetting candidates running for elected office, youll find that Kellie Greene of Sackets Harbor (21st CD) and Mike Kicinski, Earlville (22nd CD), are the real Republicans and true conservatives, based on the values of the GOP platform.
Ive known Mike Kicinski while his town was part of the 23rd CD, while working on the Hoffman campaign. Ive known Kellie Greene for almost eight months. Both Kellie Greene and Mike Kicinski are real Republicans and true conservatives, both committed to represent we the people of their districts. They both have put principle over party and will stand and think on their own without being influenced with political correctness or winning the approval of the party establishment.
Kellie Greene and Mike Kicinski can both add 2 plus 2, and get 4, balance a checkbook, and will study and understand proposed legislation before voting. By doing so, that will truly be a radical and extreme departure from the culture in Washington, D.C. Thats a start, to point our great nation in the direction of productivity and prosperity by helping those capable and needing a hand up to become proud and happy citizens.
Ronald J. Deeley