George Pataki – 2016 Presidential Candidate

 

 George Pataki ( born June 24, 1945) was the 53rd Governor of New York.  Pataki was a lawyer who was elected as mayor in his hometown of Peekskill. He later went on to be elected in the State Assembly and then State Senate for the Republican Party. Pataki announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election. Pataki’ s campaign failed to gain ground. He failed to make the main stage in candidate debates and at some was excluded all together. On December 29, 2015 he announced…

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Martin Van Buren – 8th President of the US

 

  Martin Van Buren was the eight President of the United States from 1837 -1841. Prior to election as President , Van Buren served as Vice President and Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson. Van Buren was the first President to have been born a United States citizen. His predecessors were born as British subjects prior to the American Revolution. His native language was Dutch and he was the only President to have not spoken English as a first language. Van Buren was the first President from New York. Nicknamed…

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Theodore Roosevelt – 26th President of the US

 

 Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States from 1901-1909. Roosevelt succeeded President McKinley after his assassination and attempted to move the Republican Party (GOP) toward Progressivism; a movement who focused on cleaning up the government by eliminating corruption by exposing and undercutting political machines and bosses.  His domestic agenda known as the “Square Deal” emphasized that the average citizen would get a fair share under his policies. Read Theodore Roosevelt’s complete biography on Wikipedia.org Also see Electoral history of Theodore Roosevelt First inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt Second…

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Joseph Bruno, Former NY Senate Leader, Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

 

 Currently: ALBANY, N.Y. — Joseph Bruno, once one of the most powerful political figures in New York, was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison on two federal fraud counts. Read more from the NY Post (1/24/09) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Joseph Bruno, the former majority leader of the New York Senate and for a time the most powerful Republican in state politics, was indicted Friday on federal corruption charges. Bruno, who retired from the Legislature in July after more than a dozen years leading the Senate, is accused of…

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