Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Gallo Wins Dem Primary; Clement and Cardinale Show Their Class

I congratulated Shayne on his win, Shayne was a friend of mine before this primary and he is still a friend of mine.

- Alderman Hayes Clement

Now that the Primary season is finally completed, I would like to congratulate those who participated in the process and particularly those that were victorious. Special congratulations go out to Shayne Gallo who will be leading the Democratic ticket in November. Both Shayne and Hayes ran outstanding campaigns and as a result of their hard work, they energized enrolled Democratic voters in the City in a manner we have never before seen.
- Frank Cardinale, City of Kingston Democratic Chairman

Friday, September 23, 2011

Polacco Pulls Out Huge Victory

Congratulations to Alderman Ron Polacco who was written off by almost everyone, he ran a campaign that was very effective and he certainly showed the political establishment. Ron Polacco is the new leader of the Kingston Republican party.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gallo and Clement Drop Ojections, Remaining Ballots to be Opened Monday

Shayne Gallo and Hayes Clement have dropped their objections and the remaining 26 ballots will be open on Monday. Gallo holds a six vote lead going in.

It will be good when this is finally over, Shayne Gallo and Hayes Clement both ran outstanding campaigns.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Only thing on my mind, Who's Gunna Run This Town Tonight?

 Democratic Primary Recount Tomorrow 10 AM

Gallo vs. Clement

Vegas Line : Too Close to call

Please keep Shayne in your prayers and think good thoughts. This Mayor's race could be decided Brian Cahill style, one single vote could decide who the next Mayor of Kingston is! Exciting, scary and a reminder that especially in a local election, every vote counts!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Give Gallo credit for running the best primary campaign. Crushed by Clement at the Democratic convention, with the party apparatus working for the nominee, and cash-starved — rumor had it those “Gallo for Mayor” lawn signs were leftovers from late brother T.R. Gallo’s three mayoral campaigns — Gallo made a race that had Clement chewing his nails.

And it’s not over, officially.

- Hugh Reynolds

Hugh Reynolds hit it on the head in his column this week, Gallo did run the best primary and the end result hopefully will be him being the Democratic nominee next week. For the record, T.R.'s signs always said Gallo for Mayor and Sottile for Alderman at Large...there were no old T.R. signs out there. I honestly would love to have one if they still exist.

Now We Wait

Democrat Shayne Gallo shocked the political establishment Tuesday night, after being outspent three to one and having the party machine work against him, Gallo fired back putting the race for mayor within just six votes. There are still over 103 votes to be counted and a handful of absentees. This race is far from over and I predict a Gallo victory!

With that being said, I attended a Republican caucus a few weeks ago and it was Butch Dener who said, internal party struggles are awful and you fight like cats and dogs up until primary day but after that you put the past behind you and do what is good for the party.

With that being said, like Shayne Gallo, Hayes Clement ran a great race and I think Shayne would be the first to say he was a worthy adversary. Kevin Buso, Kevin Quality all good people that believe in their candidate, like we believe in Shayne Gallo. Both sides have a lot to be proud of.

Monday, September 12, 2011

A friend of mine sent this to me, it made me smile..Please go out and Vote today!

Twas the night before primary…

And all through the town
Tempers were flaring
Emotions all up and down!

Volunteers at the ready
Staffers working the phones
Billboards and lawn signs
In high traffic zones

Gallo is knocking on doors
To say why
Whether their rich or their poor
He should be their guy

Hayes Clement’s all nervous
Think he’s losing more hair
Frank Cardinale
Claiming all will play fair

Rich Cahill is praying
Down on his knees
Saying oh dear Lord
Let me win please, oh please.

Somewhere in Kingston
Sit Andi and Jean
Two GOP women
Wonder what tomorrow will mean.

Polacco out stumping
Day in and day out
Talking to voters
Wandering about

The people decide
and will vote as they please
Nothing more you can do
But get down on your knees.

Vote for Democrat Shayne Gallo this Tuesday!!

Because there is too much at stake for politics as usual! Polls open from Noon until 9pm.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Zimet Wins GOP caucus over Republican Cordavano and Democrat Hokenson

If  Howard Stern is the King of all media, than Peter Savago is the King of all Politics. Peter Savago once again showed that he still carries weight in this county. Savago's candidate Susan Zimet beat out New Paltz Republican committeeman Peter Cordavano and Toni Hokenson to capture the Republican line for New Paltz Town Supervisor.

This is a huge win for Susan Zimet who already has the Democratic line. Susan Zimet pretty much can start picking out the curtains. Congratulations to Susan Zimet who in the last three weeks out of nowhere has made a huge political comeback.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Less Than A Week Left!

We are down to the final week until primary day in Kingston. On the Democratic side it's Democrat Shayne Gallo facing off against the very well funded but not very well known Hayes Clement.

Gallo, who already has the endorsements of the Independence and Working Families party, is running on his strong roots to this community, his wide range of experience in both the public and private sector and his readiness to do the job on day one, with no need for one the job training. Gallo has promised to improve our quality of life, clean up midtown, put beat cops on the streets and foster a climate that puts people first.

Clement, new to the scene is approaching the race a bit differently, he is catering to a more elitist crowd, promoting the arts and hoping the good ol' boy network that is backing him will help swoop him into office. Hayes is spreading a lot of money around, I even hear that he he has bought tv ads for the primary. Hayes' camapign is well organized, he is not to be underestimated.

The Republican primary is anyone's guess. The beginning of the race I thought Cahill would win the primary in a walk but Andi Turco Levin is fighting hard to hang on to the GOP line. Polocco is everywhere and his candidacy is gaining momentum. Any of the three could win this primary, it is way to close to call. Jean Jacobs, who is a nice lady has an uphill battle, Jean could take away some votes from Levin. We will have to wait and see.

Tuesday can't come fast enough, I think one thing all six candidates are agreeable on is they just want to get the primary over and done with.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Gallo Wins Second Debate

 Democrat Shayne Gallo won the second debate in a row over Hayes Clement and I think Gallo won pretty decisively. Hayes Clement back tracked on questions and just in general didn't bring his A game. Democrat Shayne Gallo was ready and prepared, answered questions intelligently and overall did a really good job connecting to voters. Please click the link below and listen for yourself, I was very impressed with Gallo.

 Gallo Debate   Click link then hit listen on the Monday, 8-29-11 show, skip to 1hr and 9 minutes in..that is when the Democratic debate starts.