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Governor Paterson to visit Brentwood in support of Phil Ramos

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Since: Aug 08

Brentwood, NY

#1 Aug 29, 2008
Governor David Paterson will be making his first visit as the governor of New York State to lend a hand to Assemblyman Phil Ramos.

The event will be held:

Friday, September 5
2-5 p.m.
Long Island Portuguese American Center
17 3rd Avenue
Chosen One Obama

Charlotte, NC

#2 Aug 29, 2008
What about me! I'll be there also since my campaign is now sinking with the just announced VP pick. Will you have someone in the audience who would interpret for me?

New York, NY

#3 Aug 29, 2008
Patterson will be in Brentwood for the 2nd time. First time was in the solar cafe'. Ramos along with many other politicians were there.
Chosen One Obama

Charlotte, NC

#4 Aug 29, 2008
is this considered an overseas trip?

Long Beach, NY

#5 Aug 31, 2008
Will Paterson be helping Ramos destroy more of Cabrera's campaign signs? Or is he going to help Ramos run another "housing forum" for Central American real estate?

Maybe someone should tell Paterson to visit to learn the truth and avoid embarrassment.

Long Beach, NY

#6 Sep 3, 2008
Everybody should gather outside this place with signs asking Paterson why he supports this anti-American criminal
mike d

Long Beach, NY

#7 Sep 5, 2008
With the numbers Ramos is polling, I'm surprised they are wasting an appearance by the governor. Ramos has no chance of winning.

Nyack, NY

#8 Sep 6, 2008
Governor Paterson finally comes to Brentwood and people have to pay to get in to see him -- that's pretty cheesy. And he's supporting the incompetent incumbent absentee assemblyman -- that's pretty sleazy. How stupid of Israel, Nolan and Foley to put themselves in the middle of this. For six years, Phil Ramos has chosen not to represent a district he was handed on a silver platter; now he isnít man enough to stand up alone and face the people whose trust and confidence he has betrayed. Ramos didnít even carry his own nominating petitions nor has he gone door-to-door to speak with constituents. Most voters have never met him.

While Phil Ramos has lots of money and the support of Albany Democrats, the Brentwood Democratic club is working feverishly for his Democratic opponent, Waldo Cabrera. An army of volunteers, a lot of them political novices, are phonebanking and going door-to-door for Waldo. Members of the county committee, under great pressure to support Ramos, are quietly making phone calls for Waldo. Other politicians, including those publicly listed as endorsing Ramos, are sending their own supporters to walk for and phone bank for Waldo. At a recent streetfair in Central Islip, Ramos was ignored while a line formed of people using their cellphones to take a photo with Waldo.

Last evening, a brief campaign stop at Pathmark in Brentwood turned into a three and a half hour meet and greet as storm-prepping .shoppers stopped to shake hands with and talk with Waldo; they took over 1,500 pieces of literature, over 200 posters, and every lawn sign and button Waldo had..

Apparently this upset Ramos because three more of Waldo's billboards were destroyed last evening. Including the 11 damaged in one night last week, this brings to 15 the number of 4x8 Waldo signs that have been vandalized; that's $5,000 in damages to signs on private property.

Waldo doesn't stoop to such thuggery or let himself be distracted from the issues -- he simply came up with a creative solution to the sign problem and continued to meet with voters.

Waldo has been holding Ramos accountable for his Albany alliances that bring nothing to the 6th AD, for his failure to provide constituent service, for his failure to propose legislation, for his frequent, campaign dollar-funded trips to Central America, for his facilitation of a housing fair in the 6th AD that resulted in $1.3 million in property sales in El Salvador, and for his attempt to withhold Suffolk's sales tax revenue in order to force his agenda on the Suffolk County legislature.

For months now, Newsday has tried to trivialize Waldo and his candidacy but the people of the 6th Assembly district aren't buying that spin. On Tuesday, September 9th, the people of Central Islip, Islandia, Hauppauge, North Bay Shore, Bay Shore, Islip, Islip Terrace, and Brentwood will go to the polls and send Waldo Cabrera to Albany.

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