Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sarah Palin and Jim Tedisco

Many of you received today a message from "sarahPAC" (, Sarah Palin's political action committee. (If you didn't, you can sign up there to receive e-mail alerts.)

Today's e-mail outlined the PAC's purpose: to provide financial (and other) support for candidates who share Gov. Palin's values of smaller government, individual liberty, respect for our nation's diversity, and economic opportunity. It also indicated that Gov. Palin will be campaigning in the lower-48 soon.

One important race Gov. Palin presumably will be focusing on is the effort by Republican Assembly leader Jim Tedisco to win the open seat in NY's 20th congressional district. This is the seat formerly held by Kirsten Gillibrand, who was appointed to Hillary Clinton's old Senate seat.

The 20th CD is in the Albany-Saratoga Springs-Hudson Valley area, and Tedisco is ahead in independent polls. He gained national recognition when he led the fight against former Gov. Spitzer's bizarre plan to give drivers licenses to illegal alines. The election will be on March 31.

If Tedisco wins this formerly Democratic seat, it will be seen as a defeat for Barack Obama and his far-left policies. Thus, it's a contest that matters to all of us. Find out about Jim at his web site (

If you can make a small contribution, please do so.

As I suggested earlier, Sarah's interests dovetail with Jim's. There's a strong possibility she will campaign for him soon in the 20th. I hope everyone will visit and the Tedisco web site. The process of taking back the country and of making the American Dream a reality (instead of a fading vision) has begun. The congressional race in NY's 20th District, far away for most of us, is one that will help determine our nation's future.

(Please pass this on to your political allies. Thanks for your help.)

- Steve Maloney

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