Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Three Republicans Running for US Senate

There are three Republican candidates who can be considered top challengers for the Republican Party nomination to take on incumbent Democratic US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand this fall.

Joe DioGuardi was a Congressman from downstate and his daughter was an American Idol judge. He's got almost a million dollars in the bank to challenge Gillibrand, but it's going to take a lot more than that to even make it out of the Republican primary. He's got some solid conservative backing though. Below is a nice 2-minute video of Joe made by a grassroots supporter.

Former Wall Street hand David Malpass just got into the race. He has the endorsement of former Presidential candidate and flat-tax proponent Steve Forbes. Malpass also worked for the Joint Economic Committee in Congress, for President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush. Malpass announced he has raised over a million dollars for the seat.

Bruce Blakeman has been in the race for a few months now and has the most name ID because of his run for State Comptroller in 1998. Blakeman was also a former Nassau County Legislator and former commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He has former Senator Al D'Amato and he has hired some top tier fundraising consultants earlier this month.


  1. I could handle Blakeman or DioGuardi. I'll pass on Malpass.

  2. I don't know enough about any of the three just yet. This is a perfect opportunity for a three way primary for each of these guys to educate the GOP about themselves and their stances on important issues.

  3. Go Joe!!!! Please fan him on facebook "Joe DioGuardi For US Senate" and on Twitter ""

  4. Buggs, where have you gone? The press is all over the impressive Doheny fundraising numbers, and our favorite rabbit has gone into a Hoffman induced hibernation.

  5. I'm not sure any of these gentlemen can energize the base, entice the moderate Democrats and excite the Tea Party which is what will need to happen in order to beat Gillibrand. Where's the something fresh? something new? something appealing?something red, white and blue? No disrespect, but this looks like the historical GOP presentation and now is the time to do something which completely sets fire to the grassroots.

    By the way, Doheny's fundraising numbers are not as amazing as they appear. Dollars do not translate into votes. An excited electorate translates into votes and this is where Hoffman excels. He doesn't have to impress with numbers right now. His supporters are already in place and just waiting for the side show to stop and the real game to begin.