Posts tagged "Julian Schreibman"
Editorial: Who we like next Tuesday

Editorial: Who we like next Tuesday

(Editor’s note: The Ulster Publishing editorial board consisted of Woodstock Times editor Brian Hollander, who wrote the above endorsements in consultation with the other board members; Kingston Times editor Dan Barton; and Ulster Publishing columnist and reporter Hugh Reynolds.) It’s been a tumultuous election season, one where it appeared that the president was headed for...

Hugh Reynolds: The power of negative thinking

While one candidate’s definition of a “negative campaign” might be considered issues-oriented by the other side, there is little question such tactics both turn off and turn on voters. Voters I’ve talked to over the years are forever decrying negative campaigning. But experience suggests an almost prurient fascination with the dirt candidates dig up on...
Hugh Reynolds: The surge of Schreibman

Hugh Reynolds: The surge of Schreibman

Who “won” the “debate” between congressional candidates Julian Schreibman and Chris Gibson at the Miller School in Lake Katrine on Oct. 10? Let’s put it this way: Both candidates made their points, Schreibman repeatedly and more forcefully than Gibson. Schreibman, previously seen as something of a wimp in some quarters, came out swinging (like Joe...
Congressional cage match

Congressional cage match

In the face of ugly numbers in a non-partisan Siena poll and unsettling cracks in his Democratic Party base, Julian Schreibman is going on the attack as he seeks to portray incumbent Congressman Chris Gibson as a Medicare-gutting, anti-abortion radical Republican. It’s a message the onetime federal prosecutor and Ulster County Democratic Committee chairman hopes...
Hugh Reynolds: He shot the sheriff

Hugh Reynolds: He shot the sheriff

Before astonished and perplexed Ulster County legislators last Wednesday, an obviously agitated Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum put a beating on Comptroller Elliott (“BS”) Auerbach unheard of (by me, anyway) in the annals of county government. Was this the classic case of the sheriff killing the messenger, or was the comptroller’s report on drug-cops project URGENT...

Hugh Reynolds: Wrath of the IDA

It seems the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency is finally getting hard-nosed about underperforming recipients of county-sponsored tax breaks and low-interest loans. At its meeting this month, the IDA board identified nine organizations (out of 45), including a Kingston church, that it said hadn’t lived up to job-creation forecasts made on their IDA applications. Melinda...
Hugh Reynolds: Lies, damned lies and campaigns for office

Hugh Reynolds: Lies, damned lies and campaigns for office

It was Winston Churchill, a fair country fibber in his own right, who said at the height of World War II, “In time of war (or politics), when truth is so precious, it must be attended by a bodyguard of lies.” A previous British prime minister, Benjamin Disraeli, is supposed to have put it more...
Hugh Reynolds: CSEA-county pact means new game in town

Hugh Reynolds: CSEA-county pact means new game in town

Local officials below the county level aren’t saying much publicly about the trend-setting — some say nickel-and-diming — union contract the Ulster County executive announced last week. Privately, they will be. Wrestling with similar issues, town supervisors, mayors and school superintendents need only reference the bare-bones contract Mike Hein negotiated. Not too many years ago,...
Reynolds: Duelling pollsters in the 19th

Reynolds: Duelling pollsters in the 19th

A Republican poll released last week shows Republican Congressman Chris Gibson with a huge 17-point lead over Democrat Julian Schreibman in the new (Ulster-Dutchess-and-more) 19th Congressional District. A Democratic poll released a few days later cited Gibson’s alleged Tea Party negatives, noted Schreibman’s 19 percent name recognition, and called it a tossup. These contradictory conclusions...
Hugh Reynolds: Schreibman, Gibson get down to it

Hugh Reynolds: Schreibman, Gibson get down to it

With last month’s nobody-seemed-to-care-much Democratic primary out of the way, Republican Chris Gibson and Democrat Julian Schreibman can start eying each other’s jugulars. To say the 8 percent turnout for the Julian Schreibman-versus-Joel Tyner Democratic primary was disappointing is to give apathy a good name. But that’s history. Tyner, a five-term Dutchess legislator, will attempt...
Hugh Reynolds: Schreibman's win a mixed blessing?

Hugh Reynolds: Schreibman’s win a mixed blessing?

Every politician hopes for a big win in heavy voting, though they’ll all take a one-vote margin. In that sense, Julian Schreibman’s landslide victory over challenger Joel Tyner in Tuesday’s Democratic primary was a mixed blessing. Schreibman prevailed by close to three-to-two in unofficial results, but district-wide the race managed to bring out less than...
Jumpin’ Julian! Schreibman tops Tyner

Jumpin’ Julian! Schreibman tops Tyner

Riding the momentum of a well-funded, well-organized campaign, Ulster’s Julian Schreibman scored an almost 2-1 victory over Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Congress in New York’s 19th District. With about 90 percent of the 11-county district reporting, early returns at Schreibman headquarters in Uptown Kingston had the Stone Ridge lawyer...