Ed Day's Son Chris Announces Congressional Bid

Chris Day wants to be the GOP candidate against Nita Lowey for the 17th Congressional District.

The son of Rockland County's new County Executive, Chris Day is seeking the Republican nomination for the 17th Congressional District seat now held by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Rockland, Westchester.)

Redrawn in 2013, New York’s 17th Congressional District now includes all of Rockland County plus central and northwestern Westchester County. Now in her 13th term in Congress, Lowey is the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee.

In his announcement on YouTube, Day cited overdevelopment, taxes and high-quality jobs as residents' chief worries and said he shares those concerns. 

"I've lived a life of service," said Day, who ran his father's campaign for County Executive in 2013. "I've spent time in the U.S. Army serving in two wars. i've seen combat, raised a family. I'm a homeowner and I currently work in the private sector ... I look forward to seeing you out on the campaign trail." 

County Executive Day told the Nyack Free Press that he backed his son's bid.

Election Day 2014 is Nov. 4.

Alex Umrichin February 27, 2014 at 02:53 PM
You'd have to write a book. DemocRats don't compromise and have no sense of shame.
Lanimilbus February 28, 2014 at 09:44 AM
So that example of how Republicans have offered compromises...was it how the Republicans in 1994 offered an individual mandate as an alternative compromise to the public health care option the Democrats were pushing? Was it the Reagan-era tax rate of 50% on the nation's wealthiest earners?
Alex Umrichin February 28, 2014 at 01:08 PM
Moderation, cooperation, and compromise are greatly overrated. We don’t need a moderate GOP to save the Republican Party, or America. History actually proves that moderation leads to deficit, debt and economic decline. The GOP has had a long list of moderate “saviors:” Gerald Ford- LOSER Bob Dole- LOSER George H.W. Bush- LOSER (to Bill Clinton) John McCain- LOSER Mitt Romney- LOSER
Lanimilbus February 28, 2014 at 01:55 PM
Reagan would be a moderate in today's Republican Party. On unions: "Where collective bargaining is forbidden, freedom is lost." Tax rate under Reagan: 50%. On Osama bin-Laden: "To watch the courageous Afghan freedom fighters battle modern arsenals with simple hand-held weapons is an inspiration to those who love freedom. "
Lanimilbus February 28, 2014 at 01:56 PM
And Bill Clinton was a moderate, you know, when the annual deficit became an annual surplus, only to be squandered by W


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