NY-20: Sweeney funded by War Profiteers!

Maybe there's a reason why John Sweeney wants to "stay the course" in Iraq.
Once again, Sweeney's position on the Iraq War, just like most of Sweeney's other positions can be summed up with one word - MONEY. This year alone, Sweeney has taken $20,000 from the defense industry, including from major contributions from BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin. Besides this, Halliburton was a major contributor to Sweeney during the 2003-2004 cycle.

It's time to get rid of a corrupt, right wing congressman who is a rubber stamp for the defense industry!

I was orignially going to wait until right before the election to post this diary, but since moveon.org will launch a new series of ads tommorow on Sweeney in relation to this topic, I thought I would post this diary to coincide with the new ads

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NY-20: Gillibrand in striking distance of Sweeney!

A new internal poll released by Kirsten Gillibrand's campaign shows that John Sweeney's earlier 19 point advantage has now eroded away to only an 8 point advantage. You may view the results of the new poll here.

What I find significant about this poll is that it was conducted during August 29-31 AFTER the airing of the moveon.org "red handed" ad campaign had begun, while the earlier Siena Poll that showed Sweeney with a 19 point lead was conducted BEFORE the airing of the moveon.org ad campaign.

What's even more significant about the poll though, is that without mentioning Gillibrand or Sweeney's names, it shows that more voters in the 20th Congressional District would lean towards electing a Democratic congressional candidate (44%) than a Republican congressional candidate (36%). This is very good news considering that this is a district where enrolled Republicans account for 43% of the electorate, while Democrats only account for 25% of voters.

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NY-20: Please add Kirsten Gillibrand to Netroots Challengers!

A great opportunity for a Democratic pickup is being overlooked by the progressive blogosphere.

We need your help! John Sweeney, the corrupt right-wing Republican incumbent has currently raised about $450,000 more than progressive Democratic challenger Kirsten Gillibrand. Already his attack machine is out in full force with a vicious new ad. The only way we'll be able to be able to successfully counteract his smears and attacks is by matching (or perhaps beating) his fundraising totals.

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NY-20: New Activist Group Formed to Expose Sweeney's Record

I just received word that a new online activist group, Expose Sweeney, has been formed at Yahoo groups. The purpose of new group will be for progressive activists to help share their knowledge/research of the troubled record of Representative John E. Sweeney (R-NY-20) with one another so it can more effectively be exposed to the public. You may send an e-mail to ExposeSweeney-subscribe@yahoogroups.com in order to be added to the group's membership list.

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