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Debate Prep

October 13, 2010

While the candidates for governor of New York are busy preparing themselves for their first and only debate on Monday evening, we, too, have some work to do.

We need to review the background and platform of the intrepid individuals who seek to lead us. And to facilitate that process, NT2 offers this handy, dandy guide:

Andrew Cuomo

An attorney and current attorney general of the state of New York, Cuomo is running on the Democratic, Independence and Working Families Party lines.

His campaign platform includes enacting a property tax cap in New York.

For more information, see:

Carl Paladino

An attorney and Buffalo real estate developer, Paladino is running on the Republican and Conservative party lines.

His campaign platform includes cutting government spending by 20 percent.

For more information, see:

Howie Hawkins

A Teamster and long-time environmental activist, Hawkins is running on the Green Party line.

His campaign platform includes fighting for progressive taxes and renewable energy.

For more information, see:

Warren Redlich

An attorney and town board member from the Albany suburb of Guilderland, Redlich is running on the Libertarian Party line.

His campaign platform includes capping the pay and pension benefits of state workers.

For more information, see:

Kristin Davis

Kristin Davis, a former proprietor of a prostitution business and former financial services worker, Davis is running on the Anti-Prohibition Party line.

Her campaign platform includes legalizing pot and prostitution.

For more information, see:

Charles Barron

Charles Barron, a New York City Council member, is running on the Freedom Party line.

His campaign platform includes focusing on the needs of African-American, Hispanics and Asians, who he says have been neglected by the political establishment.

We could not find a campaign website for Barron, but did find a website that appears to be promoting his candidacy:

Jimmy McMillan

McMillan, a private investigator and Vietnam vet, is running on the Rent is Too Damn High Party line.

His campaign platform includes capping everyone’s rent at $500 per month.

For more information, see:

All seven of these candidates are scheduled to participate on Monday’s debate at Hofstra University. An eighth candidate for governor who is not participating in the debate is Dan Fein, who is running as a write in candidate for the Socialist Workers Party. Fein doesn’t appear to have campaign website, but the party maintains a site with information about him:

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mark Keister permalink
    October 13, 2010 9:41 AM

    Thank you NT2 – they truly are an intrepid bunch!


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