Potential challenger for Chris Gibson

Democrat Sean Eldridge is said to be considering a challenge to Chris Gibson for the 19th Congressional District next year -- but he didn't live in the district. So Eldridge and his husband -- Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes -- bought a $1.9 million, Richard Neutra-inspired house overlooking the Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County. Eldridge's Save Our Democracy was one of the groups that put hundreds of thousands of dollars toward Cecilia Tkaczyk's state Senate campaign last fall. [Daily Freeman] [NY Mag] [NYT]

Comments

The obvious comment to your lead in; is a deep pocket/ big money the only way into being granted leadership in the American political process? Personally it is not a two party system when the elite control the process. Then we have voters lead like sheep to the slaughterhouse blind to the propaganda on both sides. Decent people ignore all their crap and vote for a new clean voice for every election. America is sliding into a horrible future when wealth predetermines our political horizon. Is there any standing politician willing to take on the inequity by making a serious stand for campaign finance. Not a one because they do not want to have a fair election. Deep at the core of that is not an American but cowardice, fear and greed. Now it smirks behind it's wealth at the misfortune of legions of decent honest people out of work and falling out of the statistical shield of the news machinery. Our leaders form their perrogative around a table of spin doctors to tally a favorable perception of "political correctness". Yes i am discussed when the honor or shame of the so called leader is a craft not of their mind and spirit but that of others herding them along. Our we the blind leading the blind, apparently so.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

A quick recap of the week

+ Alyssa asked about opportunities for becoming more politically and socially active in the community. + We took a peek at RAD Soap Co.'s new... (more)

The office building and the air conditioner

Random Friday afternoon thing: While walking Otto at the Harriman State Office Campus, we've noticed that there's a tiny, single air conditioner that hangs from... (more)

The Empire State Plaza skating rink is open for the season

The ice skating rink at the Empire State Plaza opened for the season Friday. When we stopped by this afternoon there were a bunch of... (more)

Dead & Company returning to SPAC

The first announcement for a 2017 SPAC pop show is out: Dead & Company is set to return to SPAC June 20. Tickets go on... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

Yep, it's the holiday season. If you can find time between the shopping and the baking and the decorating, there's plenty of stuff to do.... (more)

Recent Comments

I know some people get excited when they hear that some chain from outside the area is coming to the Capital Region, but I'm not one of them. Local businesses mean local dollars; the money stays here rather than going to a corporate headquarters far, far away. If Price Chopper is sold to an outside company - especially a company that answers to its stockholders more than its customers - that could have a huge impact.

Alicia's charming Schenectady home

...has 7 comments, most recently from Marcia

The potential sale of Price Chopper would be a big deal (and not just because of the price)

...has 19 comments, most recently from David Bauer

Paging through The Alt

...has 12 comments, most recently from LC

Day trip: New Paltz

...has 3 comments, most recently from Suburban slumming

The Empire State Plaza skating rink is open for the season

...has 1 comment, most recently from Jamie