Sunday, June 15, 2008
Republican Supervisor Daly endorses Democrat Gillibrand for Congress
In a stunning break from the Republican Party, Clifton Park Supervisor Anita Daly has "endorsed" the Democratic candidate for Congress, Kirsten Gillibrand, by using highly favorable comments in Sunday's Times Union. This is probably not "formal" but in politics perception becomes reality.
Insiders are not surprised, just last month Republican Clifton Park Chairman Bob Wilcox teamed with Daly to attend a Clifton Park Town Board meeting at the behest of a former Columbia County Democratic Chairman and Daly political advisor.
At that meeting and in an e-mail from Wilcox, the rogue Town GOP Committee actually "disowned" their Republican elected officials in Clifton Park.
People are now saying that Daly and Wilcox are now choosing to buck County Republicans and Congressional candidate Sandy Treadwell and through the media derail the Treadwell campaign and give the media favorable quotes and press releases regarding Gillibrand.
People familiar with Wilcox & Daly say they have pushed for higher water taxes in Saratoga County and have embraced the Democratic Party and will work to destroy the local Republican organization in the town and county.
The Vice-Chairman in Clifton Park, Neil Weiner is said to also be a trojan horse and was once a Democrat enrolled party member before plotting to take over the town and county.
Stay tuned as documents are pouring in that indicate Daly and Wilcox have been big supporters of other liberal Democrats in the past as well.
Here are the DALY QUOTES from the Sunday June 15 Times Union article:
Anita Daly, a Clifton Park county supervisor and Republican, says Gillibrand has been "very helpful and supportive" with several initiatives, including a $67 million water project in Saratoga County.
Daly calls Gillibrand "a very hardworking public official who, in my eyes, has been very dedicated to working for the people who put her in office."
Other lawmakers were "always cooperative" and gave her "time" whenever she called with a request, Daly said. "But what I do see Kirsten Gillibrand doing is truly reaching out to the constituents on a level to understand their needs and try to build whatever she can to (help them) grow their own communities in a way they so choose to do."
"She's not at all approaching her public work with any agenda of her own," Daly continued.