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Letter to the Editor: Cohen Will Fight Status Quo

Ashley Ward of New Rochelle said Republican Bob Cohen the state Senate candidate she prefers to send to Albany.

I met Bob Cohen, State Senate candidate, a few times during his campaign and greatly appreciate that he is a refreshing change from the usual candidates. All too often, we have to choose between status quo politicians, but this is not the case with Bob. Conversely, Bob’s opponent has been in office for 25 years-my entire life-even though this career politician once favored term limits. This impresses me. I want someone to represent me who has had a real job.

Bob Cohen is exactly what we need in the State Senate. He has spent his career in the private sector, truly understands the challenges facing our businesses and families and wants to take his wisdom to Albany to push for bold change and reform. It is clear that Bob genuinely will fight to save New York State. He realizes how high taxes are driving people, especially my generation, out of New York. I've grown up in Westchester; every day I hear people say that the cost of living is too high and they may have to leave. The cause: NY has the highest taxes in country. Thankfully, Bob is ready to fight for tax relief and spending reductions.

It may be hard for Bob Cohen to fight the status quo in Albany, but on Election Day I will certainly be casting my vote for Bob and give him a chance to save my home and state.

Ashley Ward
New Rochelle

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Billy November 06, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Why do you endlessly & blindly follow Latimer? We need better solutions & they aren't coming from the guy who's supported by and taking money from the teacher's union. Howard, there both nice guys (i've met both) so that arguement really doesn't cut it for me. On the other hand, Latimer's voting record is very real and it's marked with yes votes on many many tax increases so I'm pretty sure we can do better with Bob Cohen. At least he's not going to role over for the teacher's union.
Billy November 06, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Sorry Bob to burst your Latimer bubble, but Latimer's been a horrible legislator only no one’s noticed because he's been hiding in the Assembly doing little to nothing for our area and New Rochelle specifically. Time to show Latimer the door by voting for Bob Cohen!
Bob Zahm November 06, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Nothing blind about my support for George. In the last election cycle, I supported Bob Cohen 'cause he was far, far better than Suzie AND SHE HAD TO GO. This time around, I think Bob's okay, but George is far, far better as demonstrated by his record of listening too and looking out for his constituents. I'm sorry that you don't value his principled stands. We'll see where things wind up tonight.
Billy November 06, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Bob we don't need a listener anyone can do that, we need someone to take action to help with the crushing NY State tax burden & unfortunately that guy isn't George Latimer.
Bob Zahm November 07, 2012 at 12:30 AM
You're absolutely right, Billy, George is a do-er. But you have to listen before you do.

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