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May 7, 2011 - 4:19pm

No reply from Jane Corwin on trade and ag questions, Day 3

posted by Howard B. Owens in Jack Davis, NY-26, Jane Corwin, kathy hochul, Ian Murphy.

UPDATE 9:29 p.m.: Jane Corwin's answers are now added to the original post.  Click here.

It's been three days since the answers were due on the set of trade and agriculture questions we sent to the four candidates in the NY-26 special election to fill the seat vacated by Shirtless Chris Lee, and still no reply from Jane Corwin.

We've been promised the answers, but have not yet received them.

It would be interesting to know Corwin's answers because on one hand, the head of her party in the House of Representatives, Speaker John Boehner promised the passage of three free-trade agreements if the GOP won a house majority.

On the other hand, when she announced her candidacy, Corwin promised to be an independent voice in Washington and not beholden to the House leadership.

So we don't really know where Corwin stands on what may be one of the most important votes likely to come up during her first few months in office, should she win.

Is Corwin authentically in support of free trade agreements or will she oppose such deals? We still don't know.

With most Democrats and some Republicans opposing the deal, whomever wins the NY-26's race could wind up casting a crucial vote.

Kathy Hochul, Jack Davis and Ian Murphy all told The Batavian they oppose the South Korean trade deal and would vote no on ratifying the treaty if elected.

There are also pending free trade deals with Colombia and Panama, which Boehner has promised to get passed.

C. M. Barons
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Republicans launch scam phone survey - attributed to "DNC Statistics - not affiliated with any political party" yet the call back number is that of the Democratic National Committee. This is what we get from the GOP.
Janice Stenman
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It seems to me that Corwin doesn't think Genesee County is of any importance to her campaign. I also have a feeling that this is how we will be treated by her if she wins.
Howard B. Owens
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I just received the answers and am adding them now to the original post.
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I do love that you capitalize "Shirtless" Chris Lee. lol
Chris Charvella
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I don't know if it's a 'not caring about Genesee County' thing or not, but I do have a theory. Possible conversation between Matt Harakal and Jane Corwin: Harakal: Jane, that guy from The Batavian sent more questions, these ones are about farms or something. Corwin: Ugh. Harakal: Well, what do you want to do? Corwin: I want to slap Nick Langworthy, that's what I want to do. He told me those people in the farm districts would just line up to vote for me and now you're telling me I have to spend time on them. Ridiculous. Harakal: Sooo...ummmm... Corwin: Just do some research on farms and write something up, I have to go to a fundraiser. Harakal: Yes, Ma'am. Corwin: And for God's sake don't actually answer that question about the trade agreement with Korea. Harakal: Yes, Ma'am.

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