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.

JobsintheRock February 24, 2014 at 05:25 PM
High-quality jobs! We would love to see this happen. Our residents are actively looking for jobs and we need to work to keep corporations in the county!
Charles Clewsow February 24, 2014 at 10:32 PM
March 22nd, ED DAY along with Steve Abrams, will be honored by the Nanuet Hebrew Center during their annual dinner. He has been nominated for the Stanley Blumenthal Community Service Award for long time "dedication to the community both in and out of politics". Ed said, " I am both humbled and quite proud of this honor being conveyed by the congregation." He should be proud. This annual community gathering is always a wonderful event, and all funds collected go to the mission of meeting the diverse spiritual, religious, educational and social needs of both congregation and community. WOW! And BRIAN do you still stick to your comments about being Anti Semitic? Sounds very unlikely considering the respect the DAY family has in the Jewish Community. If you were a man, you would apologize.
Lanimilbus February 24, 2014 at 11:28 PM
Hey Charles, just so you know, if you "could care less" about something, that means there is a level of apathy that you haven't yet achieved. Perhaps you meant 'couldn't care less'. The fact remains Day doesn't stand a chance b/c his party doesn't stand a chance. Given that his father was Mister No votes (except for Scott's retroactive pay raise, though he lies about it), he would fit in perfectly with Congressional Republicans. Before he's viewed as a legitimate candidate, Day needs to take clear stands on a litany of issues: does he support shutting down the government if he doesn't get his way?; does he support legislated bigotry and oppose marriage equality (he has to get the Conservative Party's support)?; does he support tying disaster relief funds to financial offsets?; does he support criminalizing collective bargaining (PBA won't like that)?; will he join the ranks of the fringe right and advocate for impeachment?; who would he support for Speaker/leadership?; will he refuse contributions and support from Super PACs that live off of anonymous contributions?; does he support the destruction of the SECURITY in Social Security by insisting on private accounts?; will he oppose any new revenues through higher tax rates for upper level income earners?; does he believe that corporations are people? These are all questions that demand answers.
Bill Killian February 25, 2014 at 12:41 AM
Chris you have my vote. I know you have many of the same attributes as your father. The most important being honesty. Do not let the muckrakers win.
Charles Clewsow February 25, 2014 at 03:46 AM
Lamebus, I never used the term "could care less",you are getting careless in your efforts to smear. It has become very easy for you to lie when your leader does it constantly. Huh? Do you wonder why all the Democrats are running away from Obama? I don't. Will Lowey bring in Obama or even mention his name which would conjure up such issues as winning the war but losing the peace in Iraq, decimating the military, Benghazi scandal, IRS Scandal, AP scandal? ETC. ETC. Will she bring in Hillary "What's the difference how 4 people were murdered" ? Election Day 2014.......CAN'T WAIT!!!
Charles Clewsow February 25, 2014 at 04:00 AM
AHA....AHA.... Are you still wondering how Astorino and Day pulled off their wins in Westchester and Rockland Lamebus? Especially with the large majority of Democrats in both Counties. Look no further than the lying leaders in your party. NY voters are smarter than you think and they see this great Country declining (as Rockland did under the democrats)under the greatest liars we have ever seen. Even Al Franken(stein)is "too busy" not to go home when Obama visits his State.
Charles Clewsow February 25, 2014 at 04:05 AM
Lame us. did you really say this "The fact remains Day doesn't stand a chance b/c his party doesn't stand a chance"? You must be kidding pal.
Michael N. Hull February 25, 2014 at 06:14 AM
Nita Lowey Has A Chicken Problem - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clarkstown-What-They-Dont-Want-You-To-Know/146207698912716
Dennis February 25, 2014 at 06:47 AM
Brian, County Executive Ed Day won handily because he was the best qualified candidate. Your baseless accusations regarding a "smear" campaign against David Fried are typical sour grapes! Get over it!! Dennis Hardy-Former Mayor-Village of Piermont and proud supporter of Ed Day!
Lanimilbus February 25, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Actually Charles, look at your debut comment: "The Towns could care less because they get their piece of the pie". I assume you meant, 'couldn't care less', but that's besides the point. I also see that you didn't answer any of the important questions raised. After 20 years of Scott Vanderhoef, this county still has a decided Republican tilt, at least for moderates - which is what Ed Day presented himself to be. This is still a county that voted for Lazio in 2000, Bush in 2004, Wilson in 2010, and supported Morahan for 10 years in the State Senate (even with a strong push, via the repeal of the commuter tax, by State Senate Democrats). A congressional candidate, in this case Chris Day, will have tied to him all the outside the mainstream views of national Republicans. Does he support bigotry under the guise of religious freedom? Does he support government small enough to fit inside a bedroom and a doctor's office? Does he support shutting down the government if he doesn't get his way? Does he support denying healthcare b/c of pre-existing conditions? There's a laundry list of issues where the national Republican Party doesn't fit in Rockland. The last time a Republican represented Rockland (excluding Nan Hayworth's section in Stony Point and parts of non-Hispanic Haverstraw) was Ben Gilman, a decidedly moderate Rockefeller Republican. It seems that Chris Day will be running as red-meat Republican - someone who doesn't fit Rockland's mold. Oh, and BTW, Ed Day won Chris St. Lawrence has poisoned the entire county to any Democrat from Ramapo - resulting in a significant increase in voter turnout in an off-cycle election. Five out of five towns still have Democratic Supervisors.
GWH February 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM
If you shaved a dog's backside and taught it to talk I would vote for it instead of Nita Lowey.
Marietta Sanchez February 25, 2014 at 10:33 AM
You got my vote.
Michael N. Hull February 25, 2014 at 10:52 AM
Lanimilbus / Subliminal: You state that Chris Day needs to take clear stands on a litany of issues and you list the following ........ Does he support shutting down the government if his party doesn't get its way? ...... Does he support oppose marriage equality (you indicate that he has to get the Conservative Party's support)? ...... Does he support tying disaster relief funds to financial offsets? ....... Does he support criminalizing collective bargaining? ........ Will he join the ranks of the fringe right and advocate for impeachment (I presume of Obama)? ....... Who would he support for Speaker/leadership? ...... Will he refuse contributions and support from Super PACs that live "off of" (sic) anonymous contributions? ........ Does he support the destruction of the SECURITY in Social Security by insisting on private accounts? ...... Will he oppose any new revenues through higher tax rates for upper level income earners? ..... Does he believe that corporations are people? ....... Does he support denying healthcare b/c of pre-existing conditions? ....... Although in some cases I do not agree with the premise of your question I think they do summarize a reasonable list of people's concerns ........ I will ask him.
Alex Umrichin February 25, 2014 at 11:06 AM
The best reason to get rid of Lowey is that she is a democrat in full support of a marxist.
Brian February 25, 2014 at 11:13 AM
Brilliant comment Alex.
Lanimilbus February 25, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Yes, Alex. Call the president a Marxist. Never mind that the ACA was a gigantic handout to private insurance companies. Never mind that profits for Fortune 500 companies have risen during his term. Never mind that taxes are still lower than they were under Reagan. I suppose you'll also call him a dictator, though last time I checked, dictators don't hold elections where their party loses control over a legislative house. And when did socialism become illegal? Where in the Constitution does it talk about what political ideologies are permissible? Do we not have socialized education with public schools? Do we not have socialized public safety with police and fire departments? Do we not have socialized national defense with the DoD? Do we not have socialized transportation with publicly funded and maintained highways? There are private alternatives to every one of these "socialized" services. If Obama's a Marxist, then he's the worst Marxist ever.
AnnieRose February 25, 2014 at 05:58 PM
I look forward to the debate between Chris and Nita. Her handlers will roll her out with crib sheets or she' ll run away , like she did with town hall meetings...remember? The town hall phone calls..hahaha.. A fresh start vs. an old geezer- ette. This is good stuff!
Jimmy R February 25, 2014 at 06:20 PM
Lanimilbus - still crying over Fried's November loss?
Lanimilbus February 25, 2014 at 09:33 PM
Jimmy, want to actually comment and contribute or just make snarky remarks? I asked legitimate questions and called out Alex for his hyperbole and unnecessary rhetoric. The new Radical Republican Party has proven itself incapable of governing. They shutdown the government when they wouldn't get their way. They have yet to offer any concrete solutions to any of the problems facing the nation. Instead, Republicans across the country have sought to criminalize choice and condone discrimination. Instead of contributing to the solution, they've called the President a Marxist and a dictator, all the while protecting the interests of the richest among us. They'd rather cut benefits to the unemployed and hungry than raise taxes for upper echelon income earners or treat earned income the same as capital gains - why are stock options worthy of a lower tax rate than a construction worker or a teacher? They oppose increases or indexing of the minimum wage, even though it would reduce employee turnover and increase purchasing power among the consumer class. You give low-wage workers an extra $500 a month and they spend it; give a millionaire an extra $10,000 and there's zero effect on their spending habits. But no, Chris, I mean Jimmy, you'd like to make snarky comments. Good job moving the conversation forward.
EDelargy February 26, 2014 at 12:40 PM
The Democrats don't know the word compromise Lanimilbus! They were unbending in there demands! And Obamacare has caused more problems, just ask Seniors! Good Luck to Chris!
Lanimilbus February 26, 2014 at 12:56 PM
Democrats don't understand compromise??? The entire idea of the individual mandate was a Republican idea from the 90's. 'Compromise' doesn't mean kids on reduced lunches have to sweep the floors, 'compromise' doesn't mean a rape victim needs to be lectured about non-existent links between abortion and breast cancer before she can get an abortion, 'compromise' doesn't mean refusing to let the government pay its bills unless the ACA is repealed. The Republicans idea of 'compromise' has been 100% opposition to anything supported by the White House. At least they were honest about their goals: McConnell on day one of Obama's first term was to make him a one term president. Not talk with him, reach common ground, and improve the country. Their goals have been 100% political; Nikey Haley, Governor of South Carolina, said she'd rather a union-friendly business not come to her state, even that expense of desperately needed jobs. And that's not even getting into the arbitrary 60-vote threshold now required to do anything in the Senate.
Alex Umrichin February 27, 2014 at 09:24 AM
Democrats understand compromise as "my way or the highway".
Eileen McDonald February 27, 2014 at 09:28 AM
This is the funniest story I've seen in a good while
Don February 27, 2014 at 10:01 AM
Eileen, the Democrats' secret weapon! We've missed you.
Lanimilbus February 27, 2014 at 01:48 PM
Alex, what compromises have Republicans offered? Please, enlighten me.
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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