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Philip Pidot claims mantle as true GOPer The Island Now: Philip Pidot claims mantle as true GOPer.

A write-up of my recent interview with Blank Slate Media.
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Statement by Philip “Flip” Pidot on US Court of Appeals Ruling
September 14, 2016

“For the past five months I ...
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Three pledges Jack Martins refuses to make. Hint: One is on taxes... https://t.co/bbWunUAkfm #ny03 @SenatorMartins 2 0
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Three Pledges Jack Martins Will Not Make | Pidot For Congress Three Pledges Jack Martins Will Not Make

Political Insider Refuses Three Key Reform Pledges:

1. No Tax Increases

2. Personal ...
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Martins blames Pidot for delay in 3rd CD I can think of more dignified notes on which to end one's career.
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Photos from Philip "Flip" Pidot for Congress's post Martins Is Most Egregious ‘Franker’ in State Senate

MARTINS USING TAX DOLLARS (IRONICALLY) TO ADDRESS “HIGH TAXER” CHARGES A MONTH ...
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Readers Write: Pidot challenges GOP party elites A letter from Manhasset resident Dr. Corinne Michels published today in The Island Now.
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Why Hasn’t Jack Martins Signed the No-Tax-Hike Pledge? | Pidot For Congress Why Hasn’t Jack Martins Signed the No-Tax-Hike Pledge?

NY-3, Sept. 8, 2016…Albany politician-turned-congressional-aspirant Jack Martins, who was ranked the most ...
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MARTINS FILES MOTION TO MOVE CHRISTMAS TO JANUARY | Pidot For Congress MARTINS FILES MOTION TO MOVE CHRISTMAS TO JANUARY

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Philip Pidot claims mantle as true GOPer The Island Now: Philip Pidot claims mantle as true GOPer.

A write-up of my recent interview with Blank Slate Media.
While he now will not get a chance to run against him in a Republican primary, Philip Pidot said he could have beaten state Sen. Jack Martins as the true conservative in the 3rd Congressional District.
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Statement by Philip “Flip” Pidot on US Court of Appeals Ruling
September 14, 2016

“For the past five months I have fought to preserve the rights of Long Island and Queens Republicans to choose in a primary between a machine backed candidate who too often sold out his conservative principles in Albany and an actual conservative reformer. I am stunned, in all candor, at today’s Court of Appeals reversal that effectively ends any chance of that primary occurring -- a primary between two equally validated candidates for the office. I take enormous pride, though, in the issues raised by my campaign and in the mettle we showed in taking on a political machine that has helped drive New York State into the ground in comfortable and perennial conjunction with Albany Democrats. I am even more humbled by the outpouring of support our campaign received from New Yorkers who had previously given up on the political process, but were reinvigorated by our frontal assault against the entrenched political establishment. They should know that I will continue to stand and fight for the conservative ideals and policies that New York desperately needs, and I hope I have inspired other conservative reformers, in some small way, to stand up and be counted against any odds. Victories don’t come easily in corrupt New York, but the fight must and will go on.”
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Three pledges Jack Martins refuses to make. Hint: One is on taxes... https://t.co/bbWunUAkfm #ny03 @SenatorMartins
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Three Pledges Jack Martins Will Not Make | Pidot For Congress Three Pledges Jack Martins Will Not Make

Political Insider Refuses Three Key Reform Pledges:

1. No Tax Increases

2. Personal Term Limit Pledge

3. Obamacare Repeal and Replacement

NY3-Sept.13…State senator and congressional candidate Jack Martins refuses to make three pledges to Long Island and Queens voters, the campaign of conservative reform Republican Philip “Flip” Pidot today noted.

Mr. Martins, who was ranked the most liberal Republican state senator last year by the New York State Conservative Party, refuses to sign a no-tax-hike pledge or a pledge to vote for Obamacare repeal, nor will he pledge to term limit himself in congress. (Mr. Martins blatantly broke his pledge this year to demand a term limit vote on the floor of the New York State Senate.) Mr. Pidot, a former corporate and political fraud investigator has signed/made all three pledges.

“Jack Martins and I disagree philosophically on important governing principles, and Republican voters in NY3 are finally going to get to choose between them on Thursday, October 6, despite Jack’s myriad lawsuits to prevent this Republican primary from ever occurring,” Mr. Pidot said. “I believe that the federal government taxes too much already; that it’s too big, inherently wasteful and perpetually overreaching into the lives of Americans. I want to use my auditing and anti-corruption skills to shrink government and taxes in order to unleash robust private sector job creation. Jack wants to continue his long career in politics, evidently.”

Mr. Martins raised taxes more than 30% as Mayor of Mineola, in part to cover a pay hike for himself of more than 60%. In the State Senate, Mr. Martins voted for a 17% increase in state spending — that’s $12 billion every year in extra tax dollars — during a time when inflation totaled just 4%. In other words, Mr. Martins signed off on spending increases four times the rate of inflation.

Besides pledging to term-limit himself in congress, Mr. Pidot has pledged to introduce a term limits amendment in congress and to introduce legislation to end defined-benefit pensions for congressman and senators, which, he says, greatly encourage political careerism.

Mr. Pidot also makes issue with Mr. Martins refusal to sign an Obamacare repeal pledge.

“Obamacare is more than a failing program, it’s an American job killer and a massive financial drain, not just on the economy but on struggling families everywhere,” Mr. Pidot continued. “It’s astonishing that Jack Martins either fails to see that or is unwilling to take on the repeal fight. Healthcare in the U.S. can be dramatically improved with the right private sector incentives, that include safety nets and don’t force millions of Americans out of full-time jobs and into part-time jobs like Obamacare has done.”

Mr. Pidot reiterated his call on Mr. Martins to debate these and other serious differences between them. Mr. Martins has refused every invitation to debate before the Thursday, October 6 primary.
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Martins blames Pidot for delay in 3rd CD I can think of more dignified notes on which to end one's career.
ALBANY — The protracted legal fight over the Republican primary in the 3rd Congressional District now includes a battle over which candidate is to blame
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Photos from Philip "Flip" Pidot for Congress's post Martins Is Most Egregious ‘Franker’ in State Senate

MARTINS USING TAX DOLLARS (IRONICALLY) TO ADDRESS “HIGH TAXER” CHARGES A MONTH BEFORE OCTOBER 6 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
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Spent 12x More in Mail Last Election Year Than Year Before
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Albany Insider on Track to Spend in Excess of $700,000 on Taxpayer-Paid Self Promotional Mail

NY3–September 9…The New York State Senate’s biggest abuser* of franking privileges, state-senator-turned-congressional-candidate Jack Martins, is now spending tax dollars trying to defend his high-tax record just a month before the Thursday, October 6 Republican congressional primary. Mr. Martins has been substantially criticized for his record of tax hikes and spending increases by his NY3 Republican Primary opponent Philip “Flip” Pidot — even by the high-taxing NY3 Democratic nominee Tom Suozzi.

Mr. Martins spent 12 times as much on taxpayer-paid mailings in a recent election year (2014) than he did the year before (2013), the Pidot campaign noted.

In a publicly financed letter dated September 2, 2016, and received in the mailboxes of Long Island voters this week, Mr. Martins shamelessly boasts of being a tax cutter in Albany. (Letter below.)

Mr. Martins, who was rated the most liberal Republican in the state senate last year, raised taxes more than 30% as Mayor of Mineola, in part to cover a pay hike for himself of more than 60%. In the State Senate, Mr. Martins voted for a 17% increase in state spending — that’s $12 billion every year in extra tax dollars — during a time when inflation totaled just 4%. (Unaddressed Albany mandates have driven local and school taxes through the roof, Pidot also noted.) In addition, Mr. Martins voted to increase the minimum wage by 7o% on small New York businesses after publicly acknowledging that such a massive and unprecedented wage increase would destroy Long Island mom-and-pop shops.

By the end of this year, Mr. Martins will have spent well in excess $700,000 in taxpayer money on self-promotional senate mailers. In 2014 alone, he spent a staggering $212,000 — more than any of Albany’s 62 other senators — on taxpayer-paid mail. (chart above).

“This may be the ultimate insult: Jack Martins is picking the pockets of taxpayers in the form of blatantly self-serving political mail that those very same taxpayers have to pay for,” Mr. Pidot said. “This is another extraordinary example of the political incumbency corruption — legal and illegal — that my campaign is fighting to address. Mr. Martins cannot with a straight face say that this latest Albany mailer is anything other than a disingenuous campaign piece.”

Mr. Pidot is a former corporate and political fraud investigator. NY3 includes parts of Suffolk, Nassau, and Queens counties.

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*In 2014. Total 2016 spending data is not yet available from the New York State Senate.

**The chart above estimates Senator Martins’ 2016 franking spending based on six months of available data, Mr. Martins most recent mailings, and his historical spending pattern.
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Readers Write: Pidot challenges GOP party elites A letter from Manhasset resident Dr. Corinne Michels published today in The Island Now.
After four months, Philip “Flip” Pidot has won the court battles to give voters a choice in the primary.
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Why Hasn’t Jack Martins Signed the No-Tax-Hike Pledge? | Pidot For Congress Why Hasn’t Jack Martins Signed the No-Tax-Hike Pledge?

NY-3, Sept. 8, 2016…Albany politician-turned-congressional-aspirant Jack Martins, who was ranked the most liberal Republican state senator in New York last year, has refused to sign a no-tax-increase pledge in his race for congress. Mr. Martins’ Republican primary opponent in New York’s 3rd Congressional District, conservative Republican reform candidate Philip “Flip” Pidot, signed the pledge not to increase taxes last spring.

“At least Jack Martins is being honest in this case,” Mr. Pidot said. “He is with one hundred percent certainty going to raise our taxes in Washington — his refusal to sign the pledge and his record of tax hikes telegraphs that. This represents a major philosophical difference between us: As a former corporate and political fraud investigator, I know that the federal government already spends and wastes too much; Mr. Martins’ knee-jerk answer is to add more and more spending.”

Mr. Martins raised taxes more than 30% as Mayor of Mineola, in part to cover a pay hike for himself of more than 60%. In the State Senate, Mr. Martins voted for a 17% increase in state spending — that’s $12 billion every year in extra tax dollars — during a time when inflation totaled just 4%. In other words, Mr. Martins signed off on spending increases four times the rate of inflation. In addition, Mr. Martins voted to increase the minimum wage by 7o% on small New York businesses after publicly stating that such a massive and unprecedented wage increase would destroy Long Island mom-and-pop shops (That vote came about after a widely reported political deal with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo who sat on his hands in an April Nassau County special election for the seat vacated by convicted former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.)

“Republican primary voters in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties are being offered a clear choice between a high-tax liberal Republican and a conservative tax-cutting Republican for congress on Thursday, October 6,” Mr. Pidot continued. “Our outlook on taxes — in this case my commitment never to raise them and Mr. Martins’ implied commitment to support tax hikes when pressed — should be a significant consideration for those Primary voters. This is yet another issue that Jack and I should be publicly discussing, but are not due to his refusal to debate me.”
Why Hasn’t Jack Martins Signed the No-Tax-Hike Pledge? (Hint: It’s a Rhetorical Question.) NY-3, Sept. 8, 2016…Albany politician-turned-congressional-aspirant Jack Martins, who was ranked the most liberal Republican state senator in New York last year, has refused to sign a no-tax-increase pledge…
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MARTINS FILES MOTION TO MOVE CHRISTMAS TO JANUARY | Pidot For Congress MARTINS FILES MOTION TO MOVE CHRISTMAS TO JANUARY

Seeks Injunctive Relief From Debate Sponsor ‘Harassment’

NOTE: This is a spoof news release intended to highlight the absurdity of State Senator Jack Martins’ attempted manipulations of the election process and calendar. Mr. Martins isn’t really trying to move Christmas (but we hear he’s eyeing Thanksgiving.)

NY3-Sept. 7, 2016… Litigious Albany state senator and NY3 congressional candidate Jack Martins has filed a court motion to move Christmas from December 25 to January 12 this year*, the campaign of Philip “Flip” Pidot has learned.

Mr. Martins, who has filed in excess of 700 court motions to cancel the NY3 congressional Primary and to move the November 8 General Election to December 6, among other things, argues that a December General Election, should it be granted, would put him at “an unfair disadvantage in preparing for the Yuletide Season and create, an arduous and potentially disorienting time adjustment for Santa Claus who has relied on a November General Election as a marker since 1845, when the second Tuesday in November was officially designated National Election Day.”

“I [The Petitioner] have been seriously and demonstrably aggrieved — period. But having to face a Republican Party primary, especially one on October 6 due to my exceedingly expensive, wholly unsuccessful, and ever-ongoing litigation, is particularly galling and prejudicial. As the official Long Island Republican machine candidate I should be rendered immune from the normal democratic processes as defined by the U.S. and New York State Constitutions which are now routinely ignored. A January 12 Christmas would also assist Long Island and Queens voters in acclimating to this year’s new calendar, herewith known as ‘The Martins Calendar.’” (S.3465. A. 7621.) (The bill is expected to be signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a chief Martins backroom ally.)

Mr. Martins also filed an injunction today against Long Island civic groups and news outlets who, “…are engaging in persistent and potentially illegal harassment to get me to debate Mr. Pidot. These groups clearly understand the rules of Long Island machine politics — Republican incumbents need face neither debates nor challengers — and I hereby put them on notice that additional debate invitations may result in fruitless but incredibly annoying legal action.”

Martins has refused 573 debate invitations to date.

Mr. Pidot had no comment on Mr. Martins newest legal action, other than to again call for “a series of substantive debates so that we can discuss the very real and serious economic and national security issues facing Long Island, Queens, and the nation as a whole.”

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*An earlier Martins court motion to delay the start of 2017 until February 11 is awaiting hearing. It would allow Mr. Martins to remain in the State Senate through January “2016-B” and vote for the next Majority Leader.
This is a spoof news release intended to highlight the absurdity of State Senator Jack Martins’ attempted manipulations of the election process. Mr. Martins isn’t really trying to move Christmas (but we hear he’s eyeing Thanksgiving.)