A few weeks ago, Sherwood Boehlert voted for John Boehner in the election for a new Republican leader of the House of Representatives. Do you think that he made his choice based on the best interests of the American people and New York State's 24th District?
Well, that's one interpretation - a generous one. Another interpretation is that Sherwood Boehlert was bought off.
In the last three and a half years, Sherwood Boehlert has received 15,000 dollars from The Freedom Project, a political action committee operated on behalf of Congressman Boehner. Three checks for 5,000 dollars each have been written out to Sherwood Boehlert's campaign committee.
That's far more than any individual voter from the 24th District can legally contribute. So, who does Sherwood Boehlert really represent - the citizens of our district, or an out-of-state politician and a political action committee headquartered at 111 C Street in the Southeastern quadrant of Washington DC?