Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dems: Poll shows Kryzan up

A press release from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says that Alice Kryzan enjoys a 10 point lead over Republican Chris Lee in NY's 26th Congressional District.

A Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies poll of 400 likely voters shows that Alice Kryzan holds a 10-point lead over Republican candidate for Congress Chris Lee with 39 percent to 29 percent and 32 percent undecided. The poll, which was commissioned by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and EMILY's List, was conducted September 15-17 with a 4.9 percent margin of error. Attached is a polling memo from pollster Cornell Belcher.

"This poll shows that just 42 days before Election Day, Alice Kryzan is in good position to win," said Carrie James, regional press secretary at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "With a weakened economy, Chris Lee's record of moving jobs to China just doesn't sell in Western New York. Alice Kryzan has the independence and integrity to represent Western New York in Congress and this poll shows a clear path to victory."

A 10 point lead has got to be nice for Kryzan. But 32 percent undecided in a Republican district has got to be a concern for her. Of course, she would only need slightly more than a third of the undecideds to win.

Of course, there's the fact that there's still more than a month before the election.

And ... never underestimate the Democratic Party's ability to screw things up.

Barr Texas lawsuit denied

With just one sentence the Texas Supreme Court has denied the lawsuit of Bob Barr.
The following petition for writ of mandamus is denied.
Unfortunately, that's all I've got right now. There is no further word from the court nor the Barr campaign.

For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, Barr was seeking to have Barack Obama and John McCain removed from the ballot in Texas because they filed their nomination forms after the Texas deadline.

Click here for more on the potential ramifications.

Newsletter for Sept. 23, 2008

News, notes and necessities

items of interest the week of Sept. 22, 2008

an occasional update from me, Scott Leffler



News: This will be a quickie this week, cause there isn't a WHOLE LOT going on.

Try, try again: Former GOP Chairman Bob Davis is slated for Thursday on Reason. Fingers crossed.

.Mayor time: Lockport Mayor Mike Tucker on Dialog this Friday.


Notes: Bills Win! ... the web poll. Looks like most think the Bills are going to the playoffs. I agree.

New poll at scottleffler.com ... Facebook or MySpace?

WLVL should be streaming online ... within the next week or so.

That's it. Told you it was a short one.


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