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Dec 15, 2015 4:57 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Conservative Party Backs Democratic Candidate Julie Lofstad In January Special Election In Southampton

The Suffolk County Conservative Party endorsed Democrat Julie Lofstad in the upcoming special election for a seat on the Southampton Town Board.  DANA SHAW
Dec 16, 2015 10:36 AM

The Suffolk County Conservative Party had backed Republican Richard Yastrzemski in his fall bid for Southampton Town supervisor—but for the January special election for an empty seat on the Town Board, they switched camps this week and endorsed his opponent, Democrat Julie Lofstad.

Southampton Town Conservative Party Leader Jeremy Brandt said this week that Ms. Lofstad set herself apart based on her background working for her community. But he also said the party took the unusual step of endorsing a Democrat because of Mr. Yastrzemski’s performance during the latest screening process, and a reevaluation of his track record as the deputy mayor of Southampton Village—specifically, increases to the village budget and the Police Department budgets.

“He screened very poorly. I was shocked at how poorly he did,” Mr. Brandt said this week.

He went on: “Through more research, we realized that Mr. Yastrzemski’s budget as Southampton Village deputy mayor and police commissioner were outrageous. When he took office, it was at $18 million, and their budget today stands at $27 million. The village is 6.8 square miles and had more police overtime than the whole Town of Southampton. That is stunning, if you ask me.”

Although a Democrat endorsed by the Conservative Party is a case of strange political bedfellows, Mr. Brandt predicted that once Ms. Lofstad gains her footing on the Town Board, she will do an excellent job wading through red tape to get things done for the town. “What drew us to Julie is that she is a local lady,” he said. “As a homeowner in Hampton Bays, I do believe that it is very underserved on the town level, and that Julie would definitely help alleviate that.”

The special election is to replace Brad Bender, who was forced to resign last month after being arrested on felony charges of distributing oxycodone. The special election has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 26.

This week, Ms. Lofstad said she was pleasantly surprised to receive the endorsement, noting that she did not have it for her run for Town Board in November. She said her ability to look past party lines and fight for what is right on issues is what sets her apart.

“I feel that when you are from, at least as a political outsider, when you are from a party, you don’t have every single view that every other person in that party has. You have views from other parties, perhaps—most people do,” she said. “Whatever they saw in me, I guess they liked, and I am honored to represent their party well.”

This week, Mr. Yastrzemski said he was surprised about the decision, saying that nothing had changed between his endorsement for supervisor six months ago and last week’s decision not to endorse him for councilman. Mr. Yastrzemski suggested that some members of the Conservative Party’s local committee do not like his hesitancy to outright oppose The Hills at East Quogue development proposal, and said that he feels the party’s decision not to endorse him is part of larger county political issue, though he wouldn’t elaborate.

“I had all of the same qualifications and issues six months ago for supervisor, so whatever concern or issue they had wasn’t enough then,” he said. “I don’t know what changed now for them, if that is their answer—but, whatever.”

According to Mr. Brandt, the party is very happy with its decision, which was finalized on Monday. He called Ms. Lofstad a “breath of fresh air.”

“We are really excited for her and what she can do,” he said. “We are really excited for her, and we think she will do a really good job.”

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By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Dec 15, 15 5:24 PM
NOTA !!!

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By Nero (301), Sag Harbor on Dec 15, 15 5:58 PM
So she's being backed by a party who's county leader cheated the public out of taxpayer dollars and a local party that backed a drug dealer. Got it!
By GoldenBoy (351), EastEnd on Dec 16, 15 5:52 AM
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I'm really confused.

Is she a Democrat?

Or a Conservative?

Or just getting any endorsement she can?
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Dec 16, 15 7:02 AM
who cares what party endorses her? In local politics Party Affiliation means nothing!
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 16, 15 7:11 AM
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I care. I am tired of phony politicians posing as Democrats. I am sick of the Anna Throne Holts, the Brad Benders and now Julie Lofstads claiming to be a Democrat and standing for nothing when they get into office. If you are endorsed by the Conservatives you are NOT a democrat. How are we supposed to have a real Democrat like Dave Calone win the congressional primary when our leaders like Gordon Herr and George Lynch are out supporting fake and phony politicians, that are not Democrats, and just ...more
By CleanWaters (80), Southampton on Dec 16, 15 7:46 AM
So you pull the D lever no matter what? Classic.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 16, 15 12:23 PM
Let's get a grip, folks. This is, as big fresh noted, local politics, one of the virtues of which is that we aren't burdened with those heavy-duty ideological issues that complicate matters on the national stage. Local politics isn't about those things, it's about getting up in the morning and going out to do the job, whether it's fixing the roads or enforcing the zoning laws, or listening to the people.

Some one said there's no Democratic or Republican (or Conservative) way to fill a ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Dec 16, 15 8:59 AM
Does that mean you'll be backing Hagen if he runs again? Since you seem to be saying that being a Republican or Democrat doesn't matter AND the Southampton Press did say he had a near perfect resume for the town board...
By Gillnetter (105), Hampton Bays on Dec 16, 15 11:24 AM
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Job well done. I can only imagine the words coming from you had Mr. Yastremski gotten the line.
Eddie Walsh doesn't give an endorsement unless there is something in it for him. Julie may not have made a deal, but you KNOW someone, somewhere in the Democratic Party gave something for her endorsement. So far as Brandt goes? Who is he? Eddie make him Jim Malones replacement?
Julie should disavow herself of this endorsement, its just plain seedy.
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Dec 16, 15 1:36 PM
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I would certainly back Hagan WHEN he runs again.
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Dec 20, 15 6:08 PM
Haha what a joke. I have seen you argue topics that were more simple than filling a pot hole. So don't give that party line BS.
By GoldenBoy (351), EastEnd on Dec 16, 15 9:12 AM
Town Conservative Party Leader Jeremy Brandt? The local party does not have meetings or a local leader. The party is run by County leaders and they decided who they will back based on what you can give them. Wonder what Julie promised them. Also Jeremy does not live in Hampton Bays he lives in Brookhaven and rents his house in Hampton Bays, Which I am told does not have a rental permit.
By farmlocal (83), Southampton on Dec 16, 15 9:44 AM
Mr Yastrzemski said it himself in Newsday when he was running for SHT Supervisor when he was asked about "The Hills" in EQ. The time has come and gone for preservation of the largest tract of undeveloped land in Southampton......EQ, "The Hills." He managed to get the Conservative endorsement that time around.

This time when he was questioned on the same project Yastrzemski again tried to dodge & weave in his answers. Clearly Yastrzemski doesn't care what the environmentalists, scientists ...more
By crusader (391), East Quogue on Dec 16, 15 12:20 PM
I'm sorry but political parties in any level of government have specific ideologies that those political parties and their nominees are supposed to hold. The fact that the conservatives endorsed a Democrat should send a red flag to members of those two parties that neither clearly hold their backers beliefs. If Lofsted says she agrees with all different groups on various topics then she is not a real democrat and members of that party should be furious that the person chosen to run on the democrat ...more
By hamptons34 (30), Westhampton on Dec 16, 15 2:02 PM
Historically Democrats who get the Conservative line in Town do not obtain as many votes as Republicans who appear on that line. In a close election and I believe all sides would agree this Special Election will be close if only because turn-out will be abysmally low, a Dem benefits from taking the Conservative line (a) because it means fewer votes for the Republican candidate and (b) it means more votes for the Democrat.

In a close election in Town that Conservative endorsement could ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on Dec 16, 15 2:42 PM
It just goes to show this is another person looking for an easy job and free benifits. She sold her values and crossed
party lines for votes. She just another weasel politician looking for a money grab. And if wasn't her idea to get the endorsement it makes obvious that she is a follower and not a leader.
By GoldenBoy (351), EastEnd on Dec 16, 15 3:49 PM
What did I say above? "Sly divisive tricks," right? Please be aware that the people posting here -- with some notable exceptions -- are no friends of the Democrats. All this high-minded idealistic stuff about who is and who isn't "a real Democrat" is coming from people who would happily see all the real Democrats leave town so the GOP's friends could get down to building, building, building until the place is indistinguishable from Nassau County. This is precisely what I warned against, so don't ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Dec 16, 15 5:10 PM
"building, building, building" hmm, so I assume that by that remark, the Democrats are going to seize property that is legally owned and legal to be built upon?
Are you taking lessons from Trump?
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Dec 17, 15 11:22 AM
Lofstad manages a family owned fishing company and the Conservatives are backing her. What is the question here?
I'm sure that a lot more people will be backing her as well.
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Dec 16, 15 8:59 PM

"Gillnetter" & "Draggerman" are not supporting Julie...

By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Dec 20, 15 10:08 AM
And then again a lot of us that actually know the lofstads and know Julie won't be. Heres the facts guys the Democrats gave us Brad Bender, a federally convicted drug dealer. Now these same guys want to give you Julie who was endorsed by that drug dealer in the last race. And we're supposed to believe that being hand picked by conservative chairman ed walsh (a guy facing a whole bunch of federal criminal charges) is a good thing??? Hypocrites like Turkey Bridge, who bash conservatives all the time, ...more
By Gillnetter (105), Hampton Bays on Dec 17, 15 8:03 AM
Golly, is that photo the one they're be using to attach to her application for sainthood?
By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on Dec 17, 15 9:56 AM
that picture was taken in the Southampton press debate - its a look of "I don't know what anyone on this stage is taking about"
By farmlocal (83), Southampton on Dec 17, 15 11:08 AM
Can you say a little puppet?
By islander6615 (133), hampton bays on Dec 17, 15 11:14 AM
The partisan politics on display here is pitiful, on the local level there is little difference between members of different parties and those who vote a straight party line are Pavlovian in their actions.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 17, 15 2:08 PM
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Food for thought:

"When I was a young man, growing up in New York City, I refused to pledge allegiance to the flag. Of course I was sent to the principal's office and he asked me: "Why don't you want to pledge allegiance? Everybody does." I said: "Everybody once believed the Earth was flat but, that doesn't make it so." I explained that America owed everything it has to other cultures and other nations, and that I would rather pledge allegiance to the Earth and everyone on it. Needless ...more
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 17, 15 7:54 PM
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Conservative party is filled with nothing but liberals anyway. Like this is a shocker. Come on 27 east your paper is becoming pathetic. Any experience in this candidate?
By islander6615 (133), hampton bays on Dec 17, 15 2:21 PM
how does the run of the mill Conservative voter takes its leadership seriously? Does a Committee of Conservative registered voters decide who to endorse? No. Thats decided at the County level by a guy who is about to go from the County Jailor to wearing Federal pinstripes for robbing taxpayers
By GALAXIE (43), SAG HARBOR on Dec 17, 15 7:12 PM
Did any of you all folks who are now taking shots at the Conservative leadership, county and/or local, to denigrate the selection of Lofstad, do the same when the Conservative leadership endorsed the Republican Supervisor and Town Board members in last month's general election?

Goose and Gander gang.

if you didn't open your pie traps about those Republican getting the Conservative line then, its a bit, shall we say, pathetic to be doing so now.

Cause if that is the case, ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on Dec 17, 15 7:35 PM
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I"ll open a crying towel Store. I can rent a spot at Tuckahoe center...
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Dec 17, 15 9:07 PM
One of your best, NTiger, and that's saying a lot. Sorry to taint you with praise from TB, but there it is. Happy Holidays to us all.
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Dec 18, 15 9:32 AM
No, because the Republican Party MUCH more closely is aligned with the goals of the Conservative Party.

I am not upset that Mr. Yastremski did not get the line, I AM upset that Ms. Lofstad accepted it.

You, of all people know very well that Mr. Walsh plays the game of chairmanship very well. A petition of every single Conservative in the Town would do no good as Mr. Walsh would ignore them and not allow the town to have it own Chairman without his blessings. That's the way it works ...more
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Dec 18, 15 12:52 PM
Thanks Blank at least you get it, stand up for what you are and have some conviction. Tiger you are obviously a Democrat so I expect your typical 'if a Democrat does something its ok no matter what' attitude. If someone doesn't agree with you, you insult them. So let me 'open my pie trap' for a second. The reason why I'm conservative is because I have principals and I stand behind them. When I'm out on the water no one is catching the fish for me, if I don't catch my family doesn't eat, and ...more
By Gillnetter (105), Hampton Bays on Dec 18, 15 1:52 PM
I am enough of a political realist to understand that in a special election where turn out is extremely low it is political malpractice to turn down a minor party line.

It was a smart move on Ms. Lofstad's part.

That is simply politics as it is played in New York.

I don't necessarily approve of it, but you play the cards that are dealt you.

I have for over 2 decades, close to 3 decades advocated the ending of cross endorsements with multiple ballot lines.

Head ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on Dec 18, 15 4:49 PM
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Gillnetter, if you followed the conversations on 27 East that I have participated in over the years your would find while I am a Democrat, I have been highly critical of those candidates and elected officials selected to run on the Democratic line when I believe them to be untrue to Democratic Party principles or participating in "bad government". I make no apologies. I have supported Republicans for elective office in Town. I have represented insurgents against the party bosses.

I ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on Dec 18, 15 5:26 PM
Turkey Bridge : You have been trashing the Conservative party and anyone who gets there support for years. Now that it's your DEMO candidate you are ok with it.
You my friend are one of the biggest hypocrite's in the game.

By farmlocal (83), Southampton on Dec 18, 15 10:34 AM
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Mr. Tiger I think I read one of your posts where you said candidates should be running on one line. I agree. Whatever their parties registration is that is what they should run as. Why doesn't Julie just disavow herself of these other lines, be who proud to represent us and run just as a Democrat? We shouldn't be sullying ourselves by getting in bed with the Independence party and their Developer driven Anna Throne Holst and that awful Drug Dealing Brad Bender. Or that wretched Conservative ...more
By CleanWaters (80), Southampton on Dec 18, 15 2:09 PM
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Until we can change the rules of the game, we play by the rules of the game.

Lofstad is not associated with either the lame duck supervisor or the disgraced former Town Board member she seeks to replace. The Conservative line simply gives her that much more of the opportunity to serve the public.

And, we, as the public, can then determine by her performance on the Board whether she has lived up to our expectations and we wish to give her another term of office.

And we ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on Dec 18, 15 5:41 PM
again, most voters could give a flying **** about party endorsement when it comes to local politics, it's about the CANDIDATE , not what line or how many lines or any of that excrement.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 18, 15 5:47 PM
Julie Lofstad has chose to associate herself with drug dealers like Brad Bender and Ed Walsh, a party boss facing a fist full of federal charges. CleanWaters is right when you take there endorsements, political lines and support you are one of them.
By Gillnetter (105), Hampton Bays on Dec 19, 15 8:09 AM
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Let's see here, Gillnetter's 1st post was on Dec. 16 of this year; CleanWaters' 1st was on Dec. 8 of this year; farmlocal took a 5 and a half-year break from Jan. 2010 to begin posting again in Oct. 2015, all of them focusing exclusively on the 2015-2016 elections.

Where did these guys come from? I mean, people like NTiger, But I'm a blank, bigfresh, Frank Wheeler and I have been posting comments week in and week out for years now. We're not like some torpedos who just move in for the ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Dec 19, 15 3:51 PM
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Once again, a Liberal changing his story to fit the situation...

"I don't live on 27east like some people. I have a life."
Turkey Bridge, 2015.

Now, only people that live on 27East are good, posters that have a life are bad...

Your reality is like Hilary Clinton's arrival in Bosia...

Merry Christmas.
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Dec 20, 15 9:59 AM
So because a person doesn't agree with you and just started posting they don't care about the community? Its probably more likely because the truth hurts. Julie lofstad did have the endorsement of convicted drug dealer Brad Bender in the last race. Suddenly she's a democrat and a conservative being the hand picked choice of Ed walsh. And that guy has got federal charges pending. With all your pro democrat posts people would think you were stumping for the democrat committee every race since Al ...more
By Gillnetter (105), Hampton Bays on Dec 19, 15 10:56 PM
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If we go back and look at Turkey Bridge's very first post in 09, we see him attack long time posters, DagDavid & Surfer. Among others. BUT, now that he's an established poster, he takes offense to your attacking his posts... FYI-his first post was telling us how great Tim Bishop is.

Julie is a Political Trollop, accepting endorsements from anybody that offers. The Dems are polar opposites from the Conservatives. Clearly no back bone or political convictions here.

The Dems have ...more
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Dec 20, 15 12:43 PM
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By islander6615 (133), hampton bays on Dec 20, 15 8:12 AM
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By islander6615 (133), hampton bays on Dec 20, 15 8:16 AM
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At least people on here are taking real shots at a candidate not cheap shots about weight and family.
By GoldenBoy (351), EastEnd on Dec 20, 15 9:25 AM
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By farmlocal (83), Southampton on Dec 20, 15 9:31 AM
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The people who just won the election in November used Julie as a great puppet for getting votes in HB. Big voting block. Why do you think they put her back up?As far as the conservative line goes Mr. Thiele is a lame and does whatever the liberals ask. Come on mr. thiele get your nose out of the liberals behinds.
By islander6615 (133), hampton bays on Dec 20, 15 11:01 AM
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By islander6615 (133), hampton bays on Dec 20, 15 11:07 AM
As long as she is anti PDD she gets my vote!
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 20, 15 11:20 AM
Lloyd Christmas?
By islander6615 (133), hampton bays on Dec 20, 15 11:32 AM
TB has a response above about the republicans and there "building building building" If I'm not mistaken the Dems have controlled the board for the last few years. I drive around town now and never have I seen so much building going on. Houses, commercial buildings, condominiums ect ect. This has all happened under a Dem controlled board. And who was the company that hosted the fundraiser for Julie and the dems this summer? Rechler commercial building I believe. So beware of there "sly divisive ...more
By GoldenBoy (351), EastEnd on Dec 20, 15 11:38 AM
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Guess I hit a nerve.
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Dec 20, 15 1:15 PM
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I guess your'e being outed as a hypocrite.
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Dec 20, 15 6:17 PM
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By farmlocal (83), Southampton on Dec 21, 15 7:22 AM
Supporting inexperienced people in a town that is struggling is laughable. This lady has nothing to bring to the table. Gonna be a lost puppet on that board if she gets in. TB surprised a guy like you likes all these illegal rentals, losing our historic places to corporate millionaires and the downfall of the town of Southampton in the last eight years. Are your pockets being juiced from the liberals?
By islander6615 (133), hampton bays on Dec 21, 15 8:02 AM
Common sense , not being a wannabe career politician and not owing your very economic existence to a political machine makes for a better council person than a bought and paid for political hack
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 21, 15 9:10 AM
He who lies with dogs gets fleas.

She just accepted an endorsement from a party with opposite values than the party that nominated her... Sounds like she's becoming a "bought & paid for political hack" pretty quickly...

Experience to navigate shark infested waters. YAZ!
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Dec 21, 15 2:15 PM
She made a smart move. Kept her opponent from getting a line he counted on. Didn't change her viewpoint or political philosophy.

You know as well as I do when you run for political office you run to win.

And we both know you are a long time supporter of Republican candidates. So you are understandably upset the guy you want didn't get it.

But your attempts to play guilt by association haven't worked in politics since McCarthyism fell flat on its face in the 50's. ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on Dec 21, 15 4:46 PM
The issue is that you have a candidate in Julie Lofstad that this very paper just before the last election said she didn't understand the issues, couldn't express an opinion, and had a shallow grasp on things. So when you see Julie Lofstad being endorsed by Drug Dealers like Brad Bender and people facing Federal Charges like Ed Walsh its a problem.

When you just do whatever, say whatever and associate with whoever you don't stand for anything. She has nothing of substance on her own ...more
By Gillnetter (105), Hampton Bays on Dec 21, 15 5:00 PM
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The fleas aren't from laying with conservatives. The fleas are from laying with other than your own. The Clash had another version of this saying involving Nuns...

The Democrats aren't conservatives. And vice versa. She's getting bought by another party with another agenda. The payoff is votes, pure & simple. Her motives will not remain pure. They can't. I also find it odd that the town Conservatives liked Yaz in the last race 6 weeks ago against Jay Schneiderman but find ...more
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Dec 21, 15 10:13 PM

i would agree that the local, Southampton Democrats, are by and large more liberal than moderates. I disagree that she been bought by the Conservatives in exchange for the line. I rather think it has more to do with the war between the County Leaders.

True Tuckahoe Center, while initial a PDD proposal morphed into a zone change. This eliminated the public benefit requirement under a PDD (laughable as that benefit has been in practice), but the question of its effect ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on Dec 21, 15 11:17 PM

I also must add that SUNOCO has changed from a "service station" with a 200sf convenience store to a store that is the same size as 7-11. As we know, Southampton is the proud home of the busiest 7-11 in the world. The trade parade can now stop at SUNOCO for coffee, donuts, etc. This is the very area that the Tuckahoe Center was to be placed. At least the residents of Bishops Pond, that new condo development and Southampton Club can get milk without going into the village.
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Dec 22, 15 7:11 AM
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By islander6615 (133), hampton bays on Dec 21, 15 4:31 PM
So every comment that identified Turkey Bridge as the same guy who is the current Treasurer of the Southampton Democrat Committee got erased? I guess that explains why he thinks everything that Julie Lofstad did getting in to bed with the conservatives and that drug dealer Brad Bender is OK.
By Gillnetter (105), Hampton Bays on Dec 21, 15 4:47 PM
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Every single time I put a comment that is truthful these people take my comment off. That is a true sign they don't want the truth out there about the candidate. Just asking for a list of experience that Lofstad has? But it is ok for turkey Bridge to sit here and say things and they keep them on here. Like i said CNN i mean 27east it is obvious who you support. The democrats and drug dealers.
By islander6615 (133), hampton bays on Dec 22, 15 5:09 AM
... Yaz had difficulty answering the questions when he screened in front of the conservatives. The leadership emphatically said so, what more needs to be said? That is why they chose Lofstad. Do you think they wanted to endorse a Democrat? He has no knowledge of issues outside the village of Southampton, and little within. It was difficult to watch/listen to him in the debates - he is not qualified for the role.

I give the Conservative Party credit for choosing her - it was the right ...more
By William Rodney (561), southampton on Dec 22, 15 11:24 AM
But he was qualified 6 weeks ago?
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Dec 22, 15 12:20 PM
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By William Rodney (561), southampton on Dec 22, 15 12:54 PM
I just received my letter from Julie Lofstad and it says that she is IN FAVOR OF DEVELOPMENT!!! People can lie to themselves, just be blatantly partisan and say she did well in the debates but let us not forget the Southampton Press evaluated her and on October 29, 2015 said she was "seemingly stumped", had "a shallow grasp" on issues, and would not take a stance. There is a reason the Conservative leader (and apparent friend to Ms. Lofstad) Ed Walsh is facing Federal corruption charges. They will ...more
By CleanWaters (80), Southampton on Dec 22, 15 3:55 PM
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That is not exactly what that mailing said is it Clean?

It said "The issues on which I'll focus as a Town councilwoman are promoting WISE development and preventing UNWISE development, restoring our damaged water quality and providing suitable housing to accommodate our workforce and enable our children to live where they grew up"

Quite a bit of difference in how you cast her position and how she states it. Seems like the kind of statement some political hack would make about a ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on Dec 22, 15 6:42 PM
What's amazing to me is that CleanWaters could offer this cherry-picked distortion of someone else's written statement and not think anyone would call him/her on it. All it takes to blow it apart is to quote the actual sentence in Julie Lofstad's letter, as NTiger has done. How dumb does Clean think we are?

Also, how much patience does Clean think we have with the same old material, time after time? Just click on that number 11 after the poster's name to read all the CleanWaters posts ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Dec 22, 15 8:55 PM
Cleanwaters is puzzling me, TB. Claims to be a Democrat. But is helping the Yaz side with his/her posts. Not that I mind!

At least you know where the rest of the torpedoes stand. I think you may have an impostor, TB. A Republican wearing blue, as it were. Or, a Democrat that is fed up with the SDC putting in Candidates that aren't up to the standards of a true blue Dem. Drug Dealers & Trollops, as it were.

By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Dec 23, 15 10:11 AM
Trollops you say. Now there's a word that just doesn't get that much use these days.

Now would that be a political trollop or just a plain vanilla trollop trollop?

And Draggerman, you know as we all do, that the cloak of anonymity afforded to those here allows anyone to become anything they want.
A poster like Cleanwaters could be anyone from any party.

The absurdities of Cleanwaters posts are a source of much amusement whoever s/he might be. Likely Cleanwaters is ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on Dec 23, 15 9:17 PM
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My apologies, Tiger. Political Trollops. And literal drug dealers.

Merry Christmas.
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Dec 24, 15 8:19 AM
George Lunch should know what the letter says I'm sure he wrote it for her, just like those little cards she would use at the debates to answer any questions.
By farmlocal (83), Southampton on Dec 23, 15 6:20 AM