Friday, August 1, 2014 11:40 PM
NY CD-2: Patricia Maher: Peter King Donated To A Republican Who Voted Against Hurricane Sandy Relief
When House Republicans in Washington voted against the Hurricane Sandy relief bill, Peter King said, “Anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds…” He also said that he “wouldn’t forget” those Republicans who were against the bill.
However, it turns out that King didn’t forget about one of those Republicans, but not in the way that one would think. This past December, King’s leadership PAC gave $1,000 to the campaign of Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican, who voted against the Hurricane Sandy relief bill. At the time of the vote, Cotton stated, “I don’t think Arkansas needs to be bailing out the Northeast.”
Patricia Maher, King’s Democratic opponent, was dismayed at what King had done. “There are people in our district still without homes, trying to rebuild, and King’s actions are just one example of how Congress represents themselves through a ‘good ol’ boy system’. That donation should have gone towards helping people here instead of some far-off politician who voted against Long Island when we needed it most,” she remarked.
King defended the donation, and even bragged that he gave it unsolicited. “I went to him and told him I would do it,” King said.“
He publicly staked out a position and then reversed when it was convenient and at the expense of our neighbors, some of whom are still homeless,” stated Maher.
“King’s donation is just another reason why we need to change the ‘players’ in Congress.”
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Sunday, June 22, 2014 9:00 AM
Maher Blasts King on Excessive New Hampshire Visits
(Long Island, NY) Peter King announced yesterday that he will be going to New Hampshire this weekend for a GOP fundraiser, which will be his sixth trip to the state since last August.
But his opponent, Patricia Maher, is not pleased with the lack of attention he’s given the district ....
Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:51 AM
Patricia Maher, 2nd District Congressional Candidate, fights for passage of the US Cadet Nurse Equity Act
ISLIP TOWN, SAYVILLE—Patricia Maher, Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, held a press conference in Sayville on Saturday morning to draw attention to the US Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act that’s been introduced to Congress several times and yet has never made it past committee. If passed, the law would provide veteran’s recognition to the 180,000 women who served in that cadet corps during and just after the end of World War II.