2012 State Senate Race NY37-Latimer v Cohen

Why the Race for 37th State Senate District Is So Vital to New Rochelle's Future

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Dear Friends & Neighbors:

I hope you and everyone you know and love is safe after the devastating effects of Sandy. While the storm was tough on New Rochelle, it is very sad to see how many others in NYC and NJ were hit much harder than us. Let’s hope everyone in our community is restored to power as quickly as possible, and our thoughts and prayers are with all those in our region devastated by this terrible storm.

Despite the storm, Election Day is still this Tuesday, and I want you to know why the race for the 37th State Senate District is so vital to New Rochelle’s future.

Reminder to voters in 37th State Senate District

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Our prior state senator was a Democrat that was in minority of state senate for 26 of her 28 years. For New Rochelle, we have estimated that having a senator in minority for close to 3 decades cost the city TENS of MILLIONS of DOLLARS in lost state aid. Less money to schools, less money to city and higher taxes for property owners. It is well known that the majority parties in state legislature (Reps in senate and Dems in assembly) control the purse strings and majority members get more money for districts.

If we elect Latimer, another Dem, there is no question that New Rochelle will still not get its fair share of state aid because he will be in minority - and the taxpayers will be on the hook as always.

If we elect Bob Cohen, we will have a smart and energetic reformer in the majority ready to fight every day to protect and improve New Rochelle. We made a big mistake 28 years ago - suffered for it ever since - please don't make the same mistake on 11/6!

If you care about the future of New Rochelle - Bob Cohen is the only choice for state senate. Vote for New Rochelle on Election Day instead of voting for your party!

Westchester Volunteer Firefighters Demand Apology From George Latimer Over Outrageous Attack Mailing

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PRESS RELEASE FROM BOB COHEN CAMPAIGN
Contact:
Bill O'Reilly, 212-396-9117
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WESTCHESTER VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS DEMAND APOLOGY FROM GEORGE LATIMER OVER OUTRAGEOUS ATTACK MAILING

Mailing Suggests 19-Year-Volunteer Firefighter Bob Cohen...Would Watch Homes Burn

Westchester--Oct. 19 - A group of Westchester volunteer firefighters today demanded that Assemblyman George Latimer apologize for a campaign mailing in which he depicts businessman and state senate candidate Bob Cohen standing with hands in his pockets while a Westchester home burns.

Mr. Cohen has served as a volunteer firefighter in Westchester County for 19 years, and has been injured on the job.

Press Release: Watch CE Astorino Endorsement Video of Bob Cohen

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Contact: Bill O'Reilly
212-396-9117
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COHEN CAMPAIGN RELEASES "ALBANY ALLY" FEATURING WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE ROB ASTORINO

"We can do something about high taxes; We can elect Bob Cohen to the State Senate."

WATCH VIDEO: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0011jZOP9WCadJ0IOsnJ5jO5yegPL-NVDBhBfFJ4iajd...

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (R), one of the state's leading proponents for property tax reform and state mandate relief on counties and municipalities, appears in a new 30-second television advertisement for businessman and state senate candidate Bob Cohen, the Cohen campaign today announced.

Mr. Astorino's face-to-camera television spot stresses to Westchester families the importance of having a state senator in Albany, like Bob Cohen, who supports eliminating the state mandates that are driving up the cost of local government and eroding the state's social safety net.

Listen to Bob Cohen's Terrific Endorsement from Mayor Bloomberg

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We thought you might be interested in this 60 second radio ad in which Mayor Mike Bloomberg strongly urges Westchester families to vote for Bob Cohen for State Senate on November 6.

This ad is running throughout the New York City and Westchester market.

The full link to the radio spot is:

http://soundcloud.com/yearsgonebyeny/mayor-michael-bloomberg

Please feel free to contact Bob Cohen at:

Phone: (914) 682-4262

Email: info@bobcohen2012.com

Check out Bob’s website:

www.BobCohen2012.com

You can also find Bob on Facebook & Twitter!

Latimer = Less State Aid & Higher Taxes!

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We over at the New Rochelle GOP strongly support Bob Cohen.

However, we have to ask the following question:
Why is anyone in New Rochelle voting for Latimer? He has done absolutely nothing for New Rochelle in the majority of State Assembly - why would we send him back to Albany to be in minority of State Senate where he will be (shocking this is possible) even worse?

New Rochelle has lost tens of millions of dollars in state aid with Suzi Oppenheimer in minority of state senate for 28 years - we had to pay higher property taxes because of this - don't make the same mistake twice. Send Bob Cohen to Albany so that New Rochelle finally gets its fair share of state aid.

Mayor Bloomberg Endorses Bob Cohen For State Senate

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Independent New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today endorsed businessman and state senate candidate Bob Cohen (R-C-I) in his race for New York's open 37th state senate district in Westchester County.

Mayor Bloomberg cited Mr. Cohen's independence and his unwavering commitment to property tax relief and pro-job-growth policies as chief reasons for his endorsement.

"Westchester voters who want property tax relief, mandate reform, and pro-job-growth policies in Albany have a superb candidate for state senate this year in Bob Cohen," Mayor Bloomberg said. "Bob Cohen is an independent thinking businessman with the guts to stick up for Westchester taxpayers, and to say 'no' to the special interests and party bosses. Bob Cohen has my support in his race for state senate, and I ask that you give him yours as well."

New Yorkers Stand Against Auto Insurance Fraud Endorses Bob Cohen For State Senate

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PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Josh Knoller, 212-938-0836

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORKERS STAND AGAINST AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

ENDORSES BOB COHEN FOR STATE SENATE

New York -- Oct. 2012...New Yorkers Stand Against Auto Insurance Fraud (NYSAIF), an organization of concerned New York drivers working to stop rampant and dangerous auto insurance fraud in New York State, has endorsed Bob Cohen for New York State Senate.

Auto insurance fraud -- which includes staged accidents that have killed innocent victims -- has cost New York drivers more than a billion extra dollars in auto insurance premiums over the past five years. New York drivers now pay 54% more for auto insurance on average than drivers in other states.

No Fault Auto Insurance fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes in New York State. Criminal enterprises, working with corrupt doctors, game the system for hundreds of millions of dollars every year. Last year, two major crime syndicates were busted in New York by federal and state authorities, but they are believed to be just the tip of the iceberg, NYSAIF says.