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Hometown Paper Rejects Bob Cohen: Scarsdale Inquirer Endorses Suzi Oppenheimer over Scarsdale Opponent

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Hometown Paper Rejects Bob Cohen: Scarsdale Inquirer Endorses Suzi Oppenheimer over Scarsdale Opponent

October 29, 2010 - 21:25
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Scarsdale, NY – Westchester’s oldest and most prestigious weekly paper, The Scarsdale Inquirer, today endorsed Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) for re-election. As a result, her opponent, Republican Bob Cohen, was abandoned by the very newspaper editorial board that knows him best.

Noting “she was reinvigorated by her first crack at majority leadership in the Senate,” the newspaper praised Senator Oppenheimer’s role in the Senate, which “has accomplished things in the past term that we have long advocated: enacting no-fault divorce and ending the Rockefeller drug laws.”

Less than two years ago, Ms. Oppenheimer was appointed chair of the Education once the Senate assumed Democratic leadership after more than six decades of Republican rule. Immediately, she declared a moratorium on any unfunded educational mandates. Later, she sponsored the Mandate Relief Law to lower costs to schools and pass on the savings to property taxpayers. She also authored and passed the landmark 2010 Education Reform Law, which was instrumental in delivering $700 million in federal “Race to the Top” to New York State.

“I am very pleased and humbled to receive the endorsement of such an estimable local newspaper,” said Senator Oppenheimer. “I am proud of my accomplishments in the Senate but there is still much to be done. I am looking forward to continuing my mission to lower property taxes, further improve our schools, and promote economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner.”

Senator Oppenheimer represents the 37th Senate District, which includes the Cities of New Rochelle, Rye, and White Plains, and the Towns of Harrison, Mamaroneck, New Castle, North Castle, Ossining, Rye, and Scarsdale.

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I'll take the NY Times and Mayor Bloomberg over the Scarsdale Inquirer anyday.

Who's even heard of that paper? That's right no one.

And I'm going to go out on a limb and bet Suzi get the nod from the Journal News too. But what's the big surprise? The Journal News endorses lots of losers.

I'll take the NY Times and Mayor Bloomberg over the Scarsdale Inquirer anyday.

Who's even heard of that paper? That's right no one.

And I'm going to go out on a limb and bet Suzi get the nod from the Journal News too. But what's the big surprise? The Journal News endorses lots of losers.

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