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GOP Officials Warn: 'Don't Let Our Party Be Hijacked'

Republican officials warn GOP primary voters about the Jim Russell candidacy.

WESTCHESTER AND ROCKLAND REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS WARN PRIMARY VOTERS: "DON'T LET OUR PARTY LINE BE HIJACKED"
 
Urge Voters to Support Joe Carvin on June 26
 
White Plains, NY-June 14...Westchester and Rockland Republican and Conservative Party officials today gathered at a news conference to warn June 26 Primary voters that a man named Jim Russell, who will appear on the ballot for Congress, has been disavowed by the Republican Party. Mr. Russell has published and/or promoted materials widely deemed to be white separatist and anti-Semitic. 

The Republican and Conservative Party officials strongly urged voters to turn out to vote on Tuesday, June 26th -- and to make sure that they support Joe Carvin for Congress. Mr. Carvin is unanimously backed by the Rockland and Westchester Republican and Conservative parties. 


"The views of Mr. Russell are anathema to the Republican Party and we must not let him hijack our ballot line," said Westchester GOP Chairman Doug Colety. "Mr. Russell's writings have no place in Congress or in any other public office. We feel it necessary to warn those voting in the June 26thprimary of Mr. Russell's background." 


"It's deeply unfortunate that we are even in a position to hold this press conference, but the serious nature of the situation demands that we inform voters of Mr. Russell's views," said Rockland Republican Chairman Vinnie Reda. "We are the party of Abraham Lincoln and have zero tolerance for bigotry. Westchester and Rockland Republicans have a great candidate in Joe Carvin and we strongly urge voters to support him. He will make us proud."


"Every voter of good will should support Joe Carvin in the Republican primary," said Westchester Conservative Party Chairman Hugh Fox.  "Mr. Russell has disqualified himself as a credible candidate and people must know the truth about his views before heading into the voting booths. He does not have our support in this campaign."  


"I was shocked to learn the nature of Mr. Russell's writings," said New York State Assembly candidate Kim Izzarelli. "We need voters to understand that Mr. Russell's views are not tolerated by our Party. Our goal is to make that message loud and clear so there are no surprises on Election Day."
                                          
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Walden Macnair June 17, 2012 at 03:45 PM
How unfortunate that the right wing holds such views. If you don't agree with them you are a communist, socialist or anarchist. What happened to the Republican Party? What happened to Ronald Reagan, George H Bush and even Eisenhower's leadership and ability to accomplish goals through working with the opposing party. Now we hear this extremest drivel from a bunch of old men who have no eye for the future and no concern for the children but instead focus on their political careers, enriching corporations and groveling at the feet of Grover Norquist. How sad.
John Taggart June 18, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Patch, I would like to see this assay or any so called racist writings by Russell so I can decide for myself. Just hearing from a guys apponent isn't enough.
Don Sutherland June 18, 2012 at 12:19 PM
John, You can find Mr. Russell's racialist commentary here: http://www.toqonline.com/archives/v1n2/TOQv1n2Russell.pdf http://polhudson.lohudblogs.com/2010/09/21/jim-russell-on-housing-desegregation/
John Taggart June 18, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Thank you,
TeaParty June 23, 2012 at 12:19 AM
YES HE DID Joe Carvin maybe the best the republican party has to offer, but he did fail to pay over $90,000 in state income taxes three of the last six years–that's a fact. And he did vote to elect President Obama, who has a current approval rating of 12% among republicans: http://www.gallup.com/poll/155042/Obama-Averages-Job-Approval-May.aspx. You can view Mr. Carvin's tax warrants and Obama Vote Mea Culpa video at: http://www.lausdeo10580.com/

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