Look it up yourself on the FEC web site. Most of the money that Republican Ray Meier raised for his campaign during the last quarter came from outside New York's 24th Congressional District.
Who is David H. Baker from Chevy Chase, Maryland? How about George Baker from Bethesda, Maryland? A relative, or just another Baker who gave money to Ray Meier from hundreds of miles outside our difference? What are they trying to get from Meier?
Who is Bradford Card, from Mclean, Virginia, and why is he trying to push our election toward the Republicans? Ray Meier's campaign has not yet revealed who Mr. Card's employer is. Just who does Mr. Card work for, and what kind of interest does his employer have in government business?
If Ray Meier wants to represent the 24th congressional district, how come he is depending upon money from corporations and people who have never lived in our district, and never plan to?
The answer to this last question is painfully clear. Ray Meier doesn't intend to represent our district's need. He's using us as a tool for expanding his personal power. He'll represent those from outside our district who have enough money to buy his allegiance.
Our communities deserve to be more than just a rung for Ray Meier to step on to satisfy his personal ambition. That's reason number 14 to vote for Michael Arcuri for Congress this year.