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September 22, 2018 - 12:42pm

Reform candidate says he's the one who can best support Trump in NY-27

posted by Howard B. Owens in Larry Piegza, NY-27.

Press release:

“Everyone knows Chris Collins will not do a good job representing NY27 from a jail cell. He is not going to care about getting a great Farm Bill or making the middle-class tax cuts permanent while contemplating up to a 150-year jail sentence,” Larry Piegza said.

“Republicans who want to vote for an ethical pro-Trump candidate should vote NY Reform Party this year. I have offered to give my congressional salary to charity after I pay for my Washington, D.C., expenses just because I want to show voters that I am not in this for the money.”

The NY Reform Party chose to break from tradition this year and not endorse Chris Collins due to the fact that the Office of Congressional Ethics had “substantial reason to believe” that he had broken the law. Collins was found to have tried to pass legislation in Congress designed to help his company, Innate Immunotherapeutics.

This turned out to be a sound decision as Collins was arrested on a different charge related insider trading concerning the same company.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if a quarter of the Republican Party votes Reform Party in this district this year," stated Charlie Flynn of the Reform Party selection process before Collins’ arrest. "We have the better conservative candidate.”

Recently, Piegza spoke on NPR with Evan Dawson and at “Left, Right and Center,” a political discussion group at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church. After this appearance, he has seen donations to his campaign pick up. His campaign currently has $220,000 available, double the amount that the Democrat Nate McMurray has on hand. He anticipates that that number will grow if he can get either candidate to debate him.

“I understand why Chris Collins won’t debate me, he has to prepare for his trial and never met with his district since he took office," Piegza said. "What I can’t figure out why Nate seems to have changed from his #DebateNate stance to #NeverDebate.

"I offered to debate him in Batavia two weeks ago. Some reporter should ask him why he won’t. This is an interesting contrast to the fact that I am advocating for an online town hall, where residents can contact me 24/7.”

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Larry you and I talked about this at great length some months ago on Facebook.

STOP BASHING COLLINS!!!!!!!!

You are on the winning side of most of the issues we care about in Genesee County. Start running on the issues. Thats it. Just the issues.

I will tell you this right now, if you and your campaign don't change it up you are never going to get your numbers up. I would love to vote for someone like you, but Im not giving this seat up to McDumbnuts.

So for now Its Collins and yes I know full well that next year we will probably have to have a special election, but it beats letting the seat go blue.

Fire your campaign manager!

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No one should vote for a candidate who won't debate. The people deserve to hear each candidate on the issues they deem to be important, as well as the antagonistic questions and rebuttal of competing candidates. They should also be available for post debate questions from an audience. I would think anyone worth their salt would be more than happy to participate in such a fundamental aspect of our Democratic Republic.
I would hope that you would deviate from Trump's agenda in a hefty number of items Larry. The best Libertarian you could possibly emulate is Ron Paul. Trump is the duly elected President and while his continuation of the wars we wage & his increase in the military budget fly in the face of his previous contentions that "war is a waste," the Democrats have been just as warmongering as the Repubs. Ron Paul sticks to the theme of war as waste. A recuring theme espoused by our forefathers again and again. Gee, I don't remember learning that in school. Do you? Anybody? Anybody? Anybody....
What's the difference between a school and an indoctrination station? Anybody?

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