Thursday, February 09, 2006

Bruce Tytler to Announce His Campaign for Congress

Let me be the one to give him the first link:

Bruce Tytler is running for Congress.

Okay, I know, that link isn't exactly active yet. It leads to a placeholder site for now. But, the mere fact that the link has a placeholder reference tells us something. As of January 27, 2006 was a registered domain name with Network Solutions.

That's a pretty good sign that Tytler will be running for New York State's 24th District seat in the US House of Representatives, but it's not a clincher. Perhaps Tytler wanted to secure a domain name just in case.

This is the clincher: Bruce Tytler called me last night to let me know that he's going to be making an announcement this Sunday outside the courthouse in Auburn - and again in Cortland. An announcement made in two places is not given when a person decides not to run. When Jeff Miller announced his decision not to run for Congress this year, he didn't go two places to do it. Tytler refused to confirm or deny that he will be running, but the signs are clear.

Now, some mean-spirited rumor mongers from Cortland have been suggesting that Bruce Tytler's campaign will not be really intended to put him in Congress, but will merely be a fundraising tool to put donations in the coffers of the Cortland County Democratic Committee. Tytler's registration of the domain suggests that these rumors are complete bunk. The clue: He registered the domain not just for one year, but for three years.

At the beginning of a campaign, when funds are tight, such decisions are not made lightly. Bruce Tytler clearly believes that he has a reasonable chance of using the web site not just for a few months, as a candidate, but for a three years at least, as a member of Congress who will be running for re-election in 2008. Tytler believes that he can win the Democratic nomination, and then win against Republican Sherwood Boehlert - or whatever Republican replaces him as the GOP candidate in the general election.

Welcome to the race, Mr. Tytler.


Rte 12 - Road to Reason said...

I wish that some of the candidates (announced or unannounced) for Boehlert's seat would seriously consider a run for New York State Senate instead. IF Boehlert retires, which is the rumor, then either state Senators Ray Meier or Jim Seward will run for his seat. That leaves an OPEN seat for the state Senate. The Democrats are on the verge of taking the Senate back for the first time in over 40 years. They only need four seats. In 2004, the picked up 3 seats and nearly a fourth (missed by just 18 votes). Winning back the Senate sure beats a primary!

Check out the link below to a similar post about Boehlert’s possible retirement on the Albany Times Union.

Anonymous said...

Why would you just take what Tytler is saying as the truth. Check out network solutions tytlerforcongress .com .net and .org are all available still.

24 Independent said...

Sorry, anonymous, but you don't know how to read the screen. The .org address is available, but the .com and .net addresses are not.

The information on the web site doesn't come from Bruce Tytler. I did my own research on this, anonymous, looking at network solutions and reporting what I found. It's not my fault that you don't know how to use their web site.

Why are you so intent, anonymous, on griping? It seems that, no matter what I write about here, you just can't seem to stand the idea that this blog exists.

What's your agenda?

Anonymous said...

Bruce is running and he's in it to win. He's not against the other Dems but he wants to take back this district for the people. His momentum isn't flashy but it's growing. Sherry Boehlert was spotted in Cortland today. Was he checking out the HQ of one of his competitors? First sighting in a long time. Is he running or just checking things out?

Anonymous said...

Bruce Tytler will be in Utica, Rome, Norwich, Oneonta, and Cortland on Saturday. He'll be in Auburn and Dryden on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Who is Tytler and what does he stand for? At least I know where Robert's stands on the issues. That's more than can be said for any of the other Dems in this race.