Tomorrow, June 26, is the Democratic primary (there is a Republican primary as well). Polls are open from noon to 9 PM. Please make every effort to vote; turnout in American elections is far lower than it should be, and we’re paying the price for that.
In the Democratic primary, it’s Julian Schreibman vs. Joel Tyner for the right to run against incumbent Congressman Chris Gibson this November. This is not much of a contest—Schreibman has solid, well-thought-out progressive priorities, a well-run volunteer organization with plenty of popular support, and financial and logistical support from the national party in the coming contest against Gibson. He also has the endorsement of the well-respected Maurice Hinchey. Tyner has none of these, and appears to have ethical issues and only the lightest grasp on political reality. Frankly, he has no business running for national office. If you think that sounds harsh, then read this.
The new 19th Congressional District is not the district that elected Chris Gibson—there is a genuine chance a Democrat can win. But that Democrat will need a strong organization and a substantial fundraising operation to withstand the onslaught of money that will be pouring in to reelect Gibson. Mr. Schreibman meets these requirements, and would make an outstanding Representative for our district.
So please vote tomorrow, and make your vote count. Vote for Julian Schreibman.