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Amedore-Tkaczyk race complicated by financing issues

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Spurring campaign finance reform via ads funded by wealthy, out-of-district political action committees may sound contradictory, but that’s essentially the goal of two organizations poised to spend more than $500,000 in supporting the state Senate campaign of Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk. The money pledged toward her cause by the two downstate super PACs — Friends of Democracy and Protect Our Democracy — will fund television advertisements and a direct mailing supporting Tkaczyk as the race for ...

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October 25, 2012
11:47 a.m.

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Miss Tkaczyk called my house yesterday. I do give her credit for personally making a call, but was put off by her emphasizing that she is "anti-fracking". While she entitled to her opinions, the issue of hydro-fracturing does not directly affect my district. Because of being the seat of NYS government, the economy of the Capital District is fairly robust. But that is not the case in the southern tier where hydro-fracturing is an issue. There the economy is in great need of a financial boost.

It's misguided people like Cecilia Tkaczyk that are content with living well even though others are languishing economically because of senseless opposition to natural gas development through hyrdro-fracturing.