As Debate Is Planned, 13th Congressional Race Brings Thousands of Readers to Atlas
It would appear our little poll on the GOP primary in the 13th Congressional is receiving some decent attention.
Within just over a couple of days, well over three thousand viewers have come to to view the 13th Congressional coverage and over 350 of you have voted so far. The poll will be up for only seven days, and we hope to generate as much interest in this primary as it clearly demands, given the Democratic incumbent one of these men–Mike Grimm or Michael Allegretti–will face.
Also, recently it was announced that NY1 would host a debate between the two on September 3, 2010.
Hopefully that and other campaign events will give all of you–the voters–a variety of opportunities to see both of these men, understand their positions and anything else you need to make a decision on primary day.
As things stand, you all know I am personally supporting Grimm, who is a New Springville resident. Not long ago, I referred to him as a GOP Warrior.
That’s not hyperbole.
He’s a former FBI agent, small business owner, and served our country proudly in the military. He has conservative credentials and is standing strong against the misguided local GOP establishment, which is looking weaker and weaker each day he dominates the press and gains momentum.
Do I agree with him on every issue? Not entirely.
But do I believe he is the most qualified Republican running with the least ties to the status quo Brooklyn GOP establishment?
Not only believe that to be the case, but it’s an undeniable fact.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll take a veteran and public servant over a Washington lobbyist like Michael Allegretti anyday.
In my opinion, Michael Allegretti is burdened with too many issues to be a proper representative of the district. His candidacy is reminiscent of the dangerous fiasco that was the Dede Scozzafava campaign, which was rejected both locally and nationwide.
Now, you might disagree with me. That’s ok. You won’t hurt my feelings.
The best way to do so is to comment below or to vote for Mr. Allegretti. Your dialogue and the discussion that comes from it are some of the most valuable hallmarks of what makes our representative government so great, and Atlas welcomes all positions to the table. This is not one unilateral political monolith, as the establishment would prefer.
We are independent party reformers.
We here at Atlas would like to extend our thanks to Mr. Grimm for adding us as a link on his Facebook page. We encourage his opponent to do the same so we can increase awareness about this very important primary race in our city and indeed nationwide.
I’ve already cast my vote.