Our friends over at Democracy in Albany have the scoop on John Sweeney's Pool Game.
Mr. Sweeney's supporters like to complain at length (ad nauseum frankly) about his competitor Kirsten Gillibrand holding fund raisers in New York City. Last I checked New York City is still a part of New York State. It may seem like another world but it is still an integral part of the state.
Sweeney prefers to hold his fund raisers with lobbyists in place like Park City, Utah and Buffalo Billiards in Washington, DC.
My Dad did a good job teaching me how to read a map as a kid so I'm fairly certain that neither of those places are anywhere near New York State. I'm also fairly certain that the lobbyists and PAC representatives that show up for these affairs don't have upstate New York's best interests in mind either when they hand Sweeney those $1,000 checks.
April 5, 2006 7:00 p.m. Congressman John Sweeney's 3rd Annual Eight-Ball Tournament
Buffalo Billiards 1330 19th Street NW
Casual Attire $1,000 PACs $500 Personal
Enquiries: 202-302-7678 (Phone) 202-986-5319
It's 9:00 PM. Do you know where your Congressman is?