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Monday, July 6, 2020


Swampy politics

Nov 13, 2019

To the editor:
District 2 in Sullivan County just came through a tumultuous and rancorous primary & general election. As a Republican, I'm disgusted with the entire process. Whoever allowed a self-described PROUD Democrat to run on the Republican line should be ashamed of him/herself and removed from his/her position.
Voting is about electing the best person to represent oneself in the halls of government. How is it even remotely fair or logical to have the same person running on both major lines? How can any person, Republican or Democrat, have a comfort level that the candidate, Nadia Rajsz, is representing us? Personally, I think she is just representing herself, otherwise she would have done the honorable thing and chosen one line.
Nadia describes herself as a PROUD Democrat, flaunting pictures of herself with all the leading Democratic officeholders. That's fine, as a Democrat I'd assume that would endear her to her Democratic voters. If she is so PROUD to identify as a Democrat, why would the Republican party permit her to run on the Republican line?
Additionally, when has a Republican candidate ever accepted the endorsement of the NYS Working Families Party, an extreme-left leaning, progressive, MARXIST political party whose goals for our locality, state, and country are in direct opposition to the Republican plank. Who in the Republican Committee leadership thought this was a good idea and would be helpful in promoting conservative values? More importantly, what did this person(s) gain in return for approving this?
Ms. Rajsz doesn't represent me, nor my values and never has, not as County Legislator nor as Lumberland Supervisor. I voted for the only candidate that would and has represented me and the values I hold dear, Kathy LaBuda. I thought national politics was swampy, they've got nothing on Sullivan County.

Janice Torretta
Glen Spey

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