NEW YORK – Chuck Schumer was first elected to represent New York in the United States Senate in 1998; he is up for re-election again on November 2, 2010. Mr. Schumer is a career politician; he has never held a job outside of political office, and has never lost an election. This year, New Yorkers have a chance to change that unbroken winning streak for him.
Jay Townsend is running against Chuck Schumer for United States Senate on the Republican line of the ballot. Mr. Townsend is a successful small businessman, specializing in market research, who lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. He is a family man who entered the political arena because he is disgusted by what our state has become and the way our country is being run. Mr. Townsend is running to fight against the corruption and quid pro quo that is endemic in New York politics and that of our nation.
The mainstream media would have you believe that Chuck Schumer was running unopposed, as they have barely even mentioned Mr. Townsend’s campaign at all, and Mr. Schumer seems to think so as well because he doesn’t appear to be actively campaigning to keep his job. Schumer can’t be bothered with the concerns of the “chattering classes” who are worried about Washington’s irresponsible spending and runaway debt, he says Americans don’t care about wasteful pork spending using our tax dollars. Chuck Schumer is too busy thinking about what’s good for Chuck Schumer (as he eyes Harry Reid’s job) to waste his energy fighting for the people of the State of New York or for the well being of the United States of America. On November 2, 2010, Election Day, New Yorkers will have a once in six year chance to tell Chuck Schumer that our concerns do matter, that we do care about wasteful spending and that we want a representative who actually wants to represent us and not just his own best interests.
Jay Townsend is running to be our next United States Senator from New York because he too is tired of Chuck Schumer’s arrogance and disregard for New Yorkers and Americans. If New Yorkers have finally had enough of “more of the same” from Chuck Schumer (who follows in lockstep with the Obama administration’s agenda regardless of how destructive many of those policies are for New York State), then they will try something different and elect Jay Townsend to represent them instead.
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