Hanna 49% Arcuri 41%

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Arisian

Rockland, ME

#1 Jun 15, 2010
HaHa

Newark, NJ

#2 Jun 15, 2010
Are we reading the same article?? Cuz that's not what this one says.
Arisian

Rockland, ME

#3 Jun 15, 2010
Thanks for pointing out my error.

"The poll, conducted for NPR by Dem firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and GOP firm Public Opinion Strategies, shows just 41% of voters prefer the Dem candidate in Nov., while 49% favor the GOP candidate. More troubling for Dems, in the 30 most competitive Dem-held districts, voters favor the GOP candidate by a 48%-39% margin."

So it's actually Hanna 48%, Arcuri 39%.
New York

Homer, NY

#4 Jun 15, 2010
This will be a very close race come November for sure. And it will put CNY on the map nationally as it will gain national attention as the GOP is trying to regain the house this fall. It was pretty close two years ago and probably will be closer this time around. Hanna has the coin to finance his campaign. Arcuri, although he ticked off the white house by voting against the original health care bill, has the advantage of people forgetting about that in five months. I wouldn't be surprised if this race comes down to having to count absentee ballots.
Chief

Utica, NY

#5 Jun 15, 2010
Gee, who do you like in the Lakers-Celtics championship? This is all pre-mature. Let's see what happens when it happens.
sotrue

Crosby, TX

#6 Jun 15, 2010
Chief wrote:
Gee, who do you like in the Lakers-Celtics championship? This is all pre-mature. Let's see what happens when it happens.
That's very true. Four years ago at this time of year, Ray Meier looked like the solid winner for Congress and Arcuri was sort of struggling. Things turned around quickly. Now Hanna may have an edge,(although perhaps not as much as some people think) but the stories this week about the DA's Independence Party probe and Hanna's contribution to the party may make some possible supporters think twice. The things that hurt Arcuri: his health care vote (which pissed off some unions); the fact that he's an incumbent in an anti-incumbent year; and an office with a reputation for not returning calls. But Dems. have a very strong lineup for state offices--Cuomo, Schumer Gillibrand, and that may not hurt him. If the Conservative candidate stays on the ballot that may take some votes from Hanna. Any number of things can happen til November, and it ain't over til it's over.
we lose with either

Rome, NY

#8 Jun 16, 2010
sotrue wrote:
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That's very true. Four years ago at this time of year, Ray Meier looked like the solid winner for Congress and Arcuri was sort of struggling. Things turned around quickly. Now Hanna may have an edge,(although perhaps not as much as some people think) but the stories this week about the DA's Independence Party probe and Hanna's contribution to the party may make some possible supporters think twice. The things that hurt Arcuri: his health care vote (which pissed off some unions); the fact that he's an incumbent in an anti-incumbent year; and an office with a reputation for not returning calls. But Dems. have a very strong lineup for state offices--Cuomo, Schumer Gillibrand, and that may not hurt him. If the Conservative candidate stays on the ballot that may take some votes from Hanna. Any number of things can happen til November, and it ain't over til it's over.
It may appear premature but Arcuri is toast unless he can successful explain to Democrats why he voted against the health care bill. He's widely considered a DINO and now doesn't have a base of support.

In any event, the people lose because neither are good candidates.
Just saying

Syracuse, NY

#9 Jun 16, 2010
we lose with either wrote:
<quoted text>It may appear premature but Arcuri is toast unless he can successful explain to Democrats why he voted against the health care bill. He's widely considered a DINO and now doesn't have a base of support.
In any event, the people lose because neither are good candidates.
So if neither are a good choice as you say, why not try to find someone else to run? Or run for it yourself. I'm so tired of peoples constant whinning....if you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Get involved! Have a voice other than bit##ing.

I'd much rather give Mr. Hanna a chance than have Mike for ONE MORE term! He has shown his true colors. If Mr. Hanna turns out to be just as bad as Mike (and I can't imagine anyone as bad) then in 2 years, get someone else to run. But please people, start getting involved! That's the only way to change the mess we're in all over this country!

Since: Jun 10

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#10 Jun 16, 2010
It would be helpful if Hanna said where he stood on the issues. He seems to be relying on his personal story again and not being Arcuri. The voter deserves more.
Just saying

Syracuse, NY

#11 Jun 16, 2010
Roark wrote:
It would be helpful if Hanna said where he stood on the issues. He seems to be relying on his personal story again and not being Arcuri. The voter deserves more.
Other than newpaper reports, have you taken the time to go listen to Mr. Hanna? Did you listen to him debate Mike 2 years ago? He said it all then, and his stance on the issues has not changed. Go to Richard Hanna's web site if you're not sure where he stands. If you have an opportunity, go listen to him speak. Just from listening to him and Mike Arcuri, there is no question that Mr. Hanna has it all over Mike. Mike still has that "Utica" accent that just grates on your nerves! "Ya know,,,Look,,,Let me tell you somthin" How did he EVER become DA?
whose first

Rome, NY

#12 Jun 16, 2010
Just saying wrote:
<quoted text>
So if neither are a good choice as you say, why not try to find someone else to run? Or run for it yourself. I'm so tired of peoples constant whinning....if you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Get involved! Have a voice other than bit##ing.
I'd much rather give Mr. Hanna a chance than have Mike for ONE MORE term! He has shown his true colors. If Mr. Hanna turns out to be just as bad as Mike (and I can't imagine anyone as bad) then in 2 years, get someone else to run. But please people, start getting involved! That's the only way to change the mess we're in all over this country!
I wish I had the resources to run and make a difference but I don't. I work the swing shift at a local manufacturing firm (if you can still call it that). Mr Hanna doesn't have a history of helping people or being on the right side of issues. We need an intelligent, hard working candidate with a history of helping others. I admit I'm not that person, but that's who i want to represent me!
Umm

Cooperstown, NY

#13 Jun 16, 2010
whose first wrote:
<quoted text>I wish I had the resources to run and make a difference but I don't. I work the swing shift at a local manufacturing firm (if you can still call it that). Mr Hanna doesn't have a history of helping people or being on the right side of issues. We need an intelligent, hard working candidate with a history of helping others. I admit I'm not that person, but that's who i want to represent me!
What do you mean "Hanna doesn't have a history of helping people"?
Please read the following and be informed before making these types of statements.

Richard has donated his time, leadership and personal resources to numerous civic, charitable, religious and philanthropic causes. His unwavering support has been recognized by his peers through various awards.

In cooperation with The Women’s Fund of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., Richard founded “Annie’s Fund.” The fund was created to help women make positive changes at critical points in their lives. Since 2004, Annie’s Fund has awarded 146 grants to women in need.

Richard served for 10 years, from 1994 to 2004, on the board of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., including two years as the board chairman. He was the 2007 recipient of the foundation’s Rosamond Childs Award for Community Philanthropy. The award honors the memory of the foundation’s first and largest benefactor and is presented to a donor who exemplifies her philanthropic spirit. Richard was the first living person to receive the award.

“The Foundation is deeply honored to present The Rosamond Childs Award for Community Philanthropy to Richard L. Hanna in recognition of his exceptional generosity as well as the compassion, leadership and humility he exemplifies. Richard’s philanthropy has addressed nearly every aspect of human need and care, as well as education and the arts. We thank him today for his selfless commitment to others,” the award stated.

Longtime state Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito applauded the achievement. State Sen. Joseph Griffo presented a resolution in honor of the award.

In addition, Richard has also received several honors from the Jewish Community Federation; the “Good Samaritan Award” from the Samaritan Counseling Center; the Corporate Service Award” from the Resource Center of Independent Living; and the YWCA of the Mohawk Valley honored Richard for being “A Champion of Women for Close to Three Decades.”

Richard has also assisted dozens of nonprofits and community philanthropic agencies including: St. Elizabeth Medical Center, East Utica Youth Ministry, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, Oneida County Historical Society, United Way, Habitat for Humanity of Otsego County, Blessed Sacrament Church, Foothills Girl Scouts Council, Friends of Bassett Hospital, The House of the Good Shepherd, Stevens-Swan Humane Society and Hospice, to name a few.

He is a past board member of the Otsego County Industrial Development Agency and the Utica Zoological Society. Richard currently serves on the Utica Public Library Board as well as the Resource Center for Independent Living Foundation Board.

“"Beau-Se'ant”

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Since: Jan 09

Manchester

#14 Jun 16, 2010
This is why the DA's office has been enlisted in trying to dredge up any bit of dirt they can on Hanna... by all measures an honest, hard-working businessman.

All the more reason to vote Hanna... AND SEND THESE CORRUPT POLITICIANS BACK INTO THE PRIVATE WORLD.
Hillbilly Jihad

Montréal, Canada

#15 Jun 16, 2010
Templar,

Tax eating parasites like Arcuri,McNamara,Destito,Picent e,Griffo...would not be able to survive in the non-parasitical world!
The Last Templar wrote:
This is why the DA's office has been enlisted in trying to dredge up any bit of dirt they can on Hanna... by all measures an honest, hard-working businessman.
All the more reason to vote Hanna... AND SEND THESE CORRUPT POLITICIANS BACK INTO THE PRIVATE WORLD.
Truth Dig

United States

#16 Jun 16, 2010
Come on, the Independence Party "endorsement" is laughable. How much weght do those people carry? Why would he "donate" $5,000 to buy that endorsement? What was he thinking?
Good Democrat

Rockland, ME

#17 Jun 18, 2010
Hillbilly Jihad wrote:
Templar,
Tax eating parasites like Arcuri,McNamara,Destito,Picent e,Griffo...would not be able to survive in the non-parasitical world!
<quoted text>
It's Democrats like Arcuri, Roefaro, and Destito that are giving their all to make life better for the people of Utica.
Casual Observer

Albany, NY

#18 Jun 18, 2010
By the way: for those interested in why Arcuri voted 'no' on the healthcare bill... it was well known in D.C. that Pelosi 'released' Arcuri to vote against the bill once she gathered enough votes to carry it.

Here's how it works...

This was taken straight from the playbook. Obviously appearances are a mroe valuable political reality than actual substance. Once enough votes from "safe" seats are gathered you can release members whose seats are in danger of being loss to vote with the political will of the home district. However, the process was being held up because members from "safe" seats were holding out to get more earmarks than had initially been expected.
Truth Dig

United States

#19 Jun 18, 2010
Casual Observer wrote:
By the way: for those interested in why Arcuri voted 'no' on the healthcare bill... it was well known in D.C. that Pelosi 'released' Arcuri to vote against the bill once she gathered enough votes to carry it.
Here's how it works...
This was taken straight from the playbook. Obviously appearances are a mroe valuable political reality than actual substance. Once enough votes from "safe" seats are gathered you can release members whose seats are in danger of being loss to vote with the political will of the home district. However, the process was being held up because members from "safe" seats were holding out to get more earmarks than had initially been expected.
This is unbelievable. The guy can't win. If he would have voted for the health care bill, people would have labled him a radical socialist/communist/Nazi/Maois t thug, hell bent on eliminating private property and advocating concentration camps for conservatives. He votes against the bill, and he's still no good, a phony who really WANTED to vote for the bill, so we'll pretend that he did vote and crucify him for it anyway.
I recall a couple of debates from last time around between Hanna and Arcuri. Hanna wasn't all that different from Arcuri on most issues discussed. He did say he wanted lower taxes and less regulation. Which appears to have no downside. I'm sure the tax cuts he's in love with will do wonders for the federal deficit that his supporters are obsessed with. And when has any major corporation taken advantage of a lack of regulation to abuse the public and cause catastrophic harm to the country?
Good Democrat

Rockland, ME

#20 Jun 18, 2010
Mike has always done what's right because he truly cares about the area. He's made a lot of sacrifices to represent us and people should be more appreciative of his efforts.
Casual Observer

Albany, NY

#21 Jun 19, 2010
Good Democrat wrote:
Mike has always done what's right because he truly cares about the area. He's made a lot of sacrifices to represent us and people should be more appreciative of his efforts.
Ha, that's great.

However, let the results speak for themselves.

By the way, is this Angelo? Shouldn't you be trying to pass of luxury furniture on facebook or something?

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