August 15, 2004, 12:37 AM
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TROY, NY -- (08/14/2004; 1000)(EIS) -- The September 14th Republican primary in the 24th Congressional District pits incumbent Congressman Sherwood Boehlert against challenger David Walrath. The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association and SCOPE would like to remind voters . especially the gun owners, shooters, and sportsmen of the district . about these candidates. positions on gun rights issues. {

Incumbent Sherwood Boehlert -- Voted for Brady Bill in 1993 -- Voted for Clinton Gun Ban in 1994 -- Voted against restricting taxpayer funding of antigun lobby groups in 1996 -- Voted against Clinton Gun Ban repeal in 1996 -- Voted against amendment preventing the Justice Department from enforcing the Bill Clinton/Smith & Wesson agreement in 2000 -- Voted against destroying FBI records of gun owners in 2001 -- National Rifle Association rating: F -- Gun Owners of America rating: F -- New York State Rifle & Pistol Association rating: F

Challenger David Walrath -- Gun owner, shooter, sportsman -- National Rifle Association rating: A -- Gun Owners of America rating: A -- New York State Rifle & Pistol Association rating: A }

NYSRPA and SCOPE urge gun owners, shooters, and sportsmen in the 24th CD to vote to protect their gun rights in the September 14th primary.

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August 16, 2004, 08:41 AM
If anyone can help out or lives in the district make sure you do whatever you can to make sure this race ends favorably.

August 16, 2004, 04:57 PM

I do live in it, I can and I will help out the good Doc. The odds are against Walrath, Boehlert :barf: Has lots of money, has ads all over the place, is generally popular among the non-thinking sheeple...but hey ya never know.

August 16, 2004, 05:22 PM
I would like to let anyone who reads this know, i've been given the great honor of working for Dr. Walrath, the competitor of congresscritter Boehlert this cycle. Two years ago, we lost in the primpary by 1500 votes. That was a very close election. FOr those of you who don't know, Boehlert is the biggest RINO (republican in name only) in congress with a lifetime rating of 39% by the american conservative union. No other republican comes close. Heck, dem's vote more republican than he does. But right now, we are in a bad position financially in our campaign. Doc. Walrath, I can promise you so long as I work for him, is a 100% pro-gun, pro business, pro growth candidate. He would never sell us out. If you'd like more info, you can go to for info. You can find out all the info you want on our website or you could even call our campaign office at 315-255-3339 (myself or someone of our mighty staff of 4 will be there from 9-9 just about every day). We have the support of all of the local sportsmen's clubs and we have had very positive visits at all of the three major gun manufacturers located in our district. Right now, if any THR's would be interested, we are in our hour of financial need with only 4 weeks to go before the primary. This is our chance to get rid of the biggest RINO in congress and replace him with a honest respectable republican who will vote the way we all want. I hate to solicit, but if anyone would be willing to donate a few dollars to us, you can find the info on the website where to send to. Again, all of the info on the race is in our website. This is a great opportunity. We were only 1500 votes away last cycle. We can get rid of a wanna be republican this time guys... :(

August 17, 2004, 03:43 PM
jobu07, My check will be mailed out Wednesday. Do you have yard signs? I have a business on RT 49 in Marcy with lots of traffic in front. And if you can get one on the roof in the rear a sign could be seen from the new Rt49 and the Thruway.

August 17, 2004, 10:18 PM
Bratt7748, let me first say that we greatly appreciate you sending us the check. Every little bit helps. Right now we are out of yard signs. All we had left were what we had from the campaign last cycle. We are running low on funds, and our next batch of yard signs may or may not be in the plans :( We are trying to conserve cash so we can do target mailings to primary voters over the next few weeks. They cost nearl $20,000 a piece though.... Therefore we mgiht not be able to afford the yard signs. Right now, we're undertaking a letter writing campaign to try to get everyone in the district write letters to thier local editors and get the word out via the paper. If you'd PM me your address though, i'll put it on our list of "yard signs" and we'll get you something ASAP though. Heck, that place near marcy, if they'd be willing we might be able to get a piece of plywood and paint it and put it on top. It's relaly sickening when we go places to march in county parades and we see Boehlert billboards in towns... :uhoh: But hey, if your's is the only donation made by this post, it was totally worth it. Sherry Boehlert just had the republican main street press send out an expensive mailer on his behalf full of lies and deceit. He even put our office number in it and said call there to complain. Of course we got many many good calls as a result pledging support due to his negative tactics. This is gonna be a tight tight race folks. We are talking coming down to absentee ballots winning the thing. Thanks so much for your donation man. We can make this thing happen!

August 18, 2004, 06:39 PM

PM and check sent. Don't know how well you know the Utica/Rome area, but RT49 is the major road between Utica and Rome (lots of traffic) Sign on the top rear of our building would also be visiable from the NYS Thruway. As I said in my PM no problem with permission. We would be doing the entire country a favor by getting rid of one of the biggest RINO's ever.

August 19, 2004, 12:07 PM
And you have a PM as well friend :) I'll see what I can do to get you some large signs to put on top of your business. Like I said, maybe a sheet of plywood painted up with "Elect Walrath for Congress Sept 14th" Might work? I dunno. We'll have to brainstorm on this one. Thanks again! And anyone else out there! If you can spare even a few dollars for this race, you'll be helping ot get the #1 RINO out of congress!

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