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New York’s New G.O.P.


>>>I’M MATT RYAN, MANAGING EDITOR AND HOST OF NEW YORK NOW. THE 2018 BLUE WAVE HIT REPUBLICANS HARD. THE PARTY HERE IN NEW YORK WAS SWEPT ON THE STATEWIDE TICKET ONCE AGAIN. THEY SUFFERED SOME SURPRISING DEFEATS IN RED CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS AND LOST BADLY IN SENATE RACES GIVING DEMOCRATS TOTAL CONTROL IN ALBANY. A LONG TIME PARTY CHAIR WAS FORCED TO STEP ASIDE WHEN WESTERN NEW YORK’S NICK LANGWORTHY SECURED ENOUGH VOTES TO TAKE OVER THE POSITION. THE LONG TIME HEAD OF THE EERIE COUNTY GOP HAS A LOT OF WORK TO DO AS HE ACKNOWLEDGED WHEN WE SAT DOWN WITH THEM.>>NOWHERE TO GO BUT UP. AND I THINK THE MOST CENT CNN POLL THAT CAME OUT A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO TALKED ABOUT HOW NEW YORKERS WANT BALANCE IN THEIR GOVERNMENT. AND YOU HAVE OVER 60% OF F PEOPLE THAT SAID THEY DON’T, THEY PREFER IT TO HAVE YOU KNOW, AT LEAST ONE HOUSE LEGISLATURE. ONE ARM OF GOVERNMENT TO BE IN REPUBLICAN HANDS. I THINK YOU’RE GOING TO SEE A PENDULUM SWING. MY JOB TO GET IT GOING IN THAT DIRECTION AND I THINK WITH A NEW ENERGY AND A NEW DIRECTION AND A MORE AGGRESSIVE FORM OF MESSAGING, WE’RE GOING TO DO THAT.>>HE WAS AN EARLY SUPPORTER OF DONALD TRUMP. F IN FACT, HE TRIED TO PERSUADE HIM TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR IN 2014. BEFORE THE REAL ESTATE MOGUL SET HIS SIGHTS ON THE OVAL OFFICE. HE GIVES THE PRESIDENT HIGH MARKS HALFWAY THROUGH HIS TERM.>>I JUST LOOK AT THE ECONOMY. IT’S ABSOLUTELY ON FIRE. WE’VE GOT RECORD LOW EMPLOYMENTS UNDER EVERY SOCIOECONOMIC SEGMENT OF OUR POPULATION. I MEAN THE STOCK MARKET AND PEOPLE’S 401(k)s HAS SOARED. HE’S ACTUALLY YOU KNOW HOLDING THE WORLD A TAX THAT OTHER COUNTRIES ARE ACTUALLY STARTS TO PAY FOR THINGS. NOT JUST AMERICA PAYING THE BILL FOR EVERYBODY ELSE. THE PRESIDENT’S DOING EXACTLY WHAT HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DO WHEN HE RAN FOR PRESIDENT. I THINK THAT’S WHAT THE MEDIA HAS SUCH A HARD TIME WITH. SOMEONE THAT’S ACTUALLY FOLLOWING THROUGH IN GOVERNING THE WAY THEY SAID THEY WOULD.>>HE SAID ONE OF THE REASONS REPUBLICANS SUFFERED LOSSES LAST NOVEMBER WAS BECAUSE TRUMP WASN’T ON TOP OF THE TICKETS. ONE OF THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS THE GOP CHAIR THINKS CAN FLIP BACK IS IN STATEN ISLAND AND BROOKLYN. WHICH MAX ROSE UPSET LAST YEAR. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE A STRONG CANDIDATE RUNNING NEXT YEAR IN CURRENT ASSEMBLYWOMAN AND FORMER MAYORAL CANDIDATE.>>I JUST SPENT FIVE DAYS WITH NICOLE IN ISRAEL AS WE TOURED THE COUNTRY TOGETHER. SHE’S RUNNING VERY HARD, AGGRESSIVELY AND SHE’S YOU KNOW RAISING RESOURCES. SHE’S BEEN ELEVATED IN SOME OF THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN RANKINGS AS A SEAT TO WATCH AND I THINK THEY CALL IT YOUNG GUNS IS THE DESIGNATION HER CANDIDACY WAS GIVEREN, WHICH IS SET BY KEVIN McCARTHY TRK REPUBLICAN LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE NATIONALLY WATCHING THAT RACE. SHE’S CERTAINLY A STRONG ETHNIC WOMAN AND TO HAVE WE NEED HER TO BE SUCCESSFUL TO RESTORE A REPUBLICAN SEAT IN CONGRESS WITHIN THE FIVER BOROUGHS OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO HAVE A FEDERAL OFFICIAL FROM THE FIVE BOROUGHS FOR PARTY IDENTITY PURPOSES, BUT SHE’S JUST A FAR MORE EFFECTIVE ADVOCATE FOR STATEN ISLAND AND BROOKLYN THAN MAX ROSE.>>AND LANGWORTHY ISN’T JUST THINKING SHORT-TERM HERE. HE HAS HIS EYES SET ON THE C CAPITOL WHERE CUOMO SAYS HE PLANS TO RUN IN 2022.>>WE MEET ONE CUOMO AND WE’RE GOING TO BEAT ANOTHER ONE. THIS GOVERNOR IS A BULLY. HE GOVERNS THROUGH INTIMIDATION AND AS I TALK ED ABOUT EARLIER TODAY, I MEAN WE HAVE A CULTURE OF PAY TO PLAY THAT’S PERMEATED HIS ADMINISTRATION FOR THE LAST DECADE. BETWEEN THAT AND THE LEASH THIS LEGISLATURE IS NOW FORCING ON THIS GOVERNOR UNDER HIS WATCH, ISSUES LIKE DRIVER’S LICENSES FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. ISSUES LIKE GJERE ATTIC PAROLE. THE WAY WE’RE SEEING POLICE OFFICERS TREATED IN THE STREETS. YOU HAVE A DEEVOLUTION OF NEW YORK. THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE ON THE VAST SILENT MAJORITY OF THIS STATE ARE PEOPLE THAT RESPECT THE RULE OF LAW. RESPECT LAW ENFORCEMENT. AND YOU DON’T SEE THAT, THE PEOPLE IN THEIR GOVERNMENT HAVING THEIR BACK. AND I, I BELIEVE THAT YOU KNOW, THIS GOVERNOR YOU KNOW THINKS HE’S IMPERVIOUS TO SHELF LIFE. BUT WE’RE READY FOR A NEW YORK COMEBACK WHICH STARTS WITH COMMON SENSE. WE’RE OUT THERE LOOKING ACTIVELY FOR THE NEXT REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR OF THIS STATE BECAUSE THE ONLY WAY TO CHANGE NEW YORK IS TO CHANGE GOVERNORS.>>WE’LL SEE WHAT GAINS REPUBLICANS MAKE IN 2019 AND VARIOUS COUNTY EXECUTIVE RACES ACROSS THE STATE, BUT NO DOUBT THE FIRST BIG TEST OF LAN LANGWORTHY’S LEADERSHIP WILL COME NEXT NOVEMBER AT THE POLLS.

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