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HAYWORTH’S OWN WORDS: “NO” TO CANCER RESEARCH INVESTMENTS

Newburgh, NY -  After Tea Party Congresswoman Nan Hayworth told the American Cancer Society that she did not support investments in cancer research funding since “the decline in deaths is not directly attributable to the rate of federal funding,” she then voted in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood and cut off 32,000 mammograms for women through sequestration. 

"Tea Party Congresswoman Nan Hayworth’s radical record speaks for itself: she was among a few extremists to oppose basic cancer research investments, voted to cut off 32,000 mammograms for women and defund Planned Parenthood," said Stephanie Formas, spokeswoman for Sean Patrick Maloney. "Congresswoman Hayworth may lie about her radical record, but Hudson Valley women and families don’t want to go back to her Tea Party philosophy that denies women life saving mammograms and access to basic health care." 

In 2010, Tea Party Congresswoman Hayworth said “no” to committing to invest in cancer research over the next 8 years when asked by the American Cancer Society. She wrote, “the decline in deaths is not directly attributable to the rate of federal funding of cancer research, which is inherently subject to political whims and strings attached. The current economic crisis demands fiscal austerity on the part of the federal government, and therefore I cannot promise to effect a doubling government spending in any area.” 

Background 

Hayworth Voted for the Sequester which the American Cancer Society said would  lead to 32,000 fewer mammograms and 1,400 research projects halted. “Sequestration is now in effect, and the impact of its required, across-the-board funding cuts will soon be felt throughout the spectrum of cancer research and care. From research to screening to treatment, nothing is likely to be spared: 32,000 fewer mammograms will be given to women who need them, 1,400 promising medical research projects will be halted or left with no funding, Men and women will be turned away when going to receive colon cancer screening, Fewer cancer patients will be able to participate in clinical trials.” [American Cancer Society, 3/11/13; S. 365, Roll Call Vote #690, 8/1/11]

 American Cancer Society Says Research funded by NIH Has Led to Decline of Cancer Death Rates. "Research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI)—both federal institutions—and conducted at thousands of public and private institutions across the country has led to these advances and a steady decline in cancer death rates since the 1990s." [American Cancer Society Report, 3/2013]

 Voted to Defund Planned Parenthood. In 2011, Hayworth voted for an amendment that would bar all funding for Planned Parenthood Federation of America or its affiliates. The amendment passed, 240-185. [HR 1, Pence amendment #11, Vote #93, 2/18/11]

HAYWORTH: “I WOULD. I THINK WE HAVE TO” PRIVATIZE SOCIAL SECURITY

Hayworth Plan Would Leave “Retirees Vulnerable to the Whims of the Stock Market”

 Newburgh, NY – In a debate with Tea Party Congresswoman Nan Hayworth sponsored by Time Warner Cable News at Marist College, Sean Patrick Maloney invited folks in the Hudson Valley to visit YouTube to hear Congresswoman Hayworth’s own speech on privatizing Social Security. After refusing to answer why Congressman Hayworth supported privatizing Social Security, she accused Sean Patrick Maloney of “slicing” and  “dicing” her remarks. You can view her remarks on privatizing Social Security here.

 “After comparing Americans on Social Security to sheep, Tea Party Congresswoman Nan Hayworth can’t distance herself from her radical attempts to privatize Social Security and hand over senior’s retirement savings to Wall Street banks,” said Stephanie Formas, spokeswoman for Sean Patrick Maloney. 

 According to the Washington Post, Hayworth’s plan, similar to Congressman Paul Ryan’s plan, “would make Social Security less solvent in the short term […]If younger workers can divert their payroll taxes into private accounts, then the Social Security Trust Fund has less money available to pay current retirees […] privatization would leave retirees vulnerable to the whims of the stock market.”

 

 

Transcript of Hayworth’s Public Meeting: 

Question: Would you support making Social Security more solvent and secure by allowing people to invest in voluntary personal accounts?

 Hayworth:

YesYes, ma’am, I would. I think we have to. Yesyes.

Again, I don’t mean to touch on it many times. It’s worth saying again. It’s about our having the power and actually the obligation personally as citizens to think about what we’re doing to be responsible within our own lives.

 And it is a cultural phenomenon. It is something that our government can influence through the way in which it institutes entitlement programs. If we don’t reward responsible behavior, we’ll get less of it. If people expect that their every need and the American consumer.Again, We’re a consumer economy.

We started out -  the reason, one of the reasons, we grew so very well is we did say to our enterprising citizens: go and think about what you can do well within your community. Think about what your fellow citizens would like to have available to them – think of the businesses that you’d like to run, the services you like to provide, the improvements in goods, the innovations that you can then sell across the county, sell in your community.

And you will thrive. You will have the world ahead of you.

 But the other side of it is that you’ll have to make sure that you put enough for a rainy day.

You’ll have to make sure that you’re taking care of yourself. Because we’re not as a government going to be doing it for you. And that Social Security option returns us to that kind of frame of mind. That’s the most powerful and empowering frame of mind that you can possible have. It makes us stronger, not weaker. We are not sheep. We are men and women. And yes I do favor that.

Maloney Launches “Farmers for Maloney”

Newburgh, NY -  Sean Patrick Maloney launched “Farmers for Maloney” which includes farmers from across the Hudson Valley. This week, New York Farm Bureau named Maloney a “Friend of the Farm Bureau,” citing Sean’s work across the aisle to support our farmers and pass a comprehensive Farm Bill. 

 ”Our Hudson Valley farmers are our neighbors who go to work every day to provide healthy nutritious food for our local communities, and I’m honored to have the support of so many of my hardworking neighbors” said Sean Patrick Maloney. 

 ”Sean Maloney is a breath of fresh air for the farmers of the Hudson Valley.  He is working hard for policies that make sense for all of us,” said Mark Adams, a Dutchess County farmer.

"As an apple grower in Orange County we are excited to have Congressman Maloney on the House Ag Committee! His dedication to keeping farms viable in the Hudson Valley is so important to our local food source, landscape and environment. In particular, he worked hard on the Farm Bill and was able to help bring it to fruition. The new Farm Bill is responsible for the crop insurance program which has been important to our ability to get through frost and hail years. It also provides more specialty crops (apples, vegetables) research funding to keep our industry competitive. We appreciate Congressman Maloney’s willingness to work across the aisle on these important issues," said Jenny Crist, a fifth generation Orange County farmer.

“As a modern orchard, we practice ‘IPM’ - integrated pest management, using the best of conventional and organic farming. Seems to us that Sean uses IPM too - integrated political management. Instead of being beholden to one party and ideology, he listens to all, comes up with solutions, and works with both sides of the proverbial aisle to get it done. We are very impressed with Sean’s commitment to NY agriculture and would love to see him re-elected,” said Sharon Soons, an Orange County farmer.

"Mr. Maloney has personally visited our farm and fields, and is all ears when it comes to hearing about the issues we face as young farmers," said Tim Heuer, a Dutchess County farmer. 

"Over the past 2 years, Sean Maloney’s office has gone out of its way to benefit agriculture.  Several times they have helped me with explanations and support to local farm issues I’ve had.  I am happy to have him as my Congressman," said Ervin Raboy, a third generation farmer in Putnam.

Maloney Announces Endorsement of the Painters During Tour of Newburgh-Beacon Bridge

Newburgh, NY - After announcing the endorsement of nearly 50 labor unions last week, Sean Patrick Maloney announced the endorsement of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades during a tour of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. 

"Every day, hardworking men and women of the Hudson Valley go to work on critical infrastructure projects like the Newburgh-Beacon bridge, which is why I’m proud to have the support of the Painters. Working together, we must continue creating good paying jobs by making smart investments that grow our economy," said Sean Patrick Maloney. "Working families can’t afford to go back to Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth’s Tea Party agenda that would privatize Social Security to give bigger tax cuts to multimillionaires like herself."

“Congressman Maloney has a solid record of representing the interests of working families on Capitol Hill,” said Jack Kittle, political director of the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades’ District Council 9.  “His commitment to infrastructure investment means more jobs for the members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades other construction workers, and we’re ready to do our part to make certain the congressman returns to Washington.”

On the westbound span, IUPAT members are removing old lead paint and repainting the bridge, one of the most cost-effective and proven methods of insuring that bridges do not deteriorate. The $25 million lead abatement project started in the summer of 2012. 

Last week, Maloney announced endorsements today from Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation; Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO; Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council, the umbrella organization of 28 local trade unions and more than 10,000 members; 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East; SEIU Local 200 United; NYSUT; Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters and Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). In August, Maloney was endorsed by NYS AFL-CIO, which represents approximately 65,000 working men and women in the 18th Congressional District. Earlier this year, Maloney earned a 95% on the AFL-CIO legislative scorecard. In 2011, Nan Hayworth only voted 3% with AFL-CIO on key issues and had a lifetime score of 8%. 

After Tea Party Membership Card Revealed, Hayworth Immediately Denies Membership

Newburgh, NY – In a newly released interview with the Somers Record, Congresswoman Nan Hayworth denies that she’s a Tea Party member….on the same day the Sean Patrick Maloney campaign revealed Congresswoman Nan Hayworth’s official membership card to the Tri-State Sons of Liberty, a ”a local group associated with the tea party movement.” Congresswoman Nan Hayworth had previously touted her membership in both the Hudson Valley Patriots and Tri-State Sons of Liberty, which are both listed as “local Tea Party” groups by the Patriot Action Network.

"Congresswoman Nan Hayworth is simply lying to Hudson Valley voters about her Tea Party record; Hayworth carried a Tea Party card, said she was a proud member of two Tea Party groups, and went Tea Party in Washington with a record of privatizing Social Security, giving multimillionaires like herself huge tax breaks, and defunding Planned Parenthood,” said Stephanie Formas, spokeswoman for Sean Patrick Maloney. "Behind closed doors at Tea Party rallies, Congresswoman Hayworth said she’s ‘proud to be a radical,’ so it’s too late to try to trick Hudson Valley voters about her radical record.”

 **Attached is Congresswoman Hayworth’s actual Tea Party membership card.**

 Background:

NY Post: Hayworth Part of Hudson Valley Patriots. Congressman woman Hayworth “is a member of the Hudson Valley Patriots, a Tea Party group. A graduate of Princeton and Cornell Medical School, Hayworth has been called “The Ivy League Tea Partier.” [NY Post, 1/9/11]

 Bloomberg Headline:  Tea Party Favorite Embraces Obama as N.Y. Politics Shift.“ Hayworth was endorsed two years ago by FreedomWorks, a Tea Party-aligned group.” [Bloomberg, 10/4/12

 Hayworth: I’m a Tea Party Candidate. “Would it have been accurate to label the conservative hopeful a ‘Tea Party candidate’?”
 
“Sure,” Hayworth replied.  “In fact, I belonged to a Tea Party group in northern Westchester County , the Hudson Valley Patriots.  There are a lot of strong friendships in groups like that, and first and foremost, we believe in the elevation of the Constitution.” [Human Events, 7/13/11]

NY Mag Headline: Nan Hayworth: The Tea Party’s Woman in New York. “When Eric Cantor said last week that the federal government needed to offset any hurricane-relief spending with budget cuts, he definitely wasn’t kidding. Neither is Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, a freshman Republican who made a name for herself during the debt-ceiling debate and serves a Hudson Valley/Westchester district that was hit hard by the storm. [NY Mag, 9/1/11]

Labor Rallies Behind Maloney

Newburgh, NY – Citing Sean Patrick Maloney’s record of growing the economy and creating good paying jobs, Sean announced nearly 50 new endorsements from labor unions. 

“Our labor unions put the hardworking men and women of the Hudson Valley first, and I’m proud to have the support of these organizations,” said Sean Patrick Maloney. “Working together, we’ve fought to create good paying jobs, keep manufacturers in the Hudson Valley, and make smart investments in our infrastructure to grow our economy. Working families in the Hudson Valley can’t afford to go back to Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth’s Tea Party agenda to privatize Social Security so multimillionaires like herself can have bigger tax cuts.”

"Two years ago we supported Sean Patrick Maloney to be our Congressman, after his opponent shut the door in our face.  As Congressman, Sean has been an outstanding advocate for working families and the middle class in the Hudson Valley. Sean has put the best interest of working men and women first both here and in Washington DC. We are proud to stand with and support Congressman Maloney for another term," said Paul Ellis-Graham, President of the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO representing 114,000 union members.

“Congressman Maloney has been a champion for the working men and women and in keeping the middle class alive. He is committed to improving the district’s infrastructure and trying to promote job opportunities. We need to continue to have Sean as our Congressman since he is a strong advocate in protecting Social Security and Medicare for our seniors and continues to stand up to those who attempt to rob programs from our low wage workers and the poor,” Paul Ryan, President, Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO.

"Congressman Maloney has earned the endorsement of the Hudson Valley Building And Construction Trades Council, he is always fighting for local jobs and he has supported us in D.C. on issues that effect building trades workers in the Hudson Valley and the entire country. The endorsement was an easy one," L. Todd Diorio, President of Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council, the umbrella organization of 28 local trade unions and more than 10,000 members.

"CSEA is proud to once again stand with U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney because he stands with the people and communities of his district," said CSEA President Danny Donohue.  "Sean is a responsive leader who is working hard every day for good jobs and more economic activity in the Hudson Valley.  That is at the heart of making strong communities work." 

“Sean Patrick Maloney recognizes that the middle class was created by hardworking men and women, and unlike Congresswoman Hayworth, Sean has stood up for keeping our jobs right here in New York and focused on creating good paying jobs in the Hudson Valley,” said Joe Mayhew of CWA Local 1103.   “Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth is a Tea Party favorite and has a dismal record with the NYS AFL-CIO, and a 0% rating with CWA. We will never forget how she refused to help striking workers and pledged instead to give Corporate America shipping jobs overseas more tax breaks.”  

“The City of Newburgh Firefighters Local 589 has a Congressman who is willing to fight for us. Because Congressman Maloney refused to take no as an answer, Newburgh has 15 new firefighters on the job improving safety for our community and our neighbors. We are proud to endorse Congressman Maloney and we need to see him back in Congress to keep fighting for more jobs,” said Tim Hager, President of the International Association of Firefighters Local 589.

"In his short time in Congress, Sean Patrick Maloney already has a record of results for middle and working class families in the Hudson Valley – he’s exactly the leader we need,” said Kevin Finnegan, Political Director of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.  “Congress needs more champions like Sean who will stand up for working families and fight radical attempts to slash programs that built the middle class in this country. He’s led the fight against Tea Party Republicans like former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth to protect Medicare and Social Security, increase the minimum wage and protect education and healthcare for all New Yorkers while creating jobs in the Hudson Valley.” 

“Sean Patrick Maloney has proven himself as a former top advisor to President Bill Clinton during the longest economic expansion in history. He fought to keep local manufacturing and hundreds of jobs in the Hudson Valley. He was instrumental in placing the FBI Building on Stewart Airport, another economic engine in that area. He is a staunch supporter of women and all their issues, and pushed for job training and education to develop more projects in his community. Sean also cares about future generations, as he is committed to protecting Social Security and Medicare. It was an important decision for the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) to endorse Sean Patrick Maloney for Congress,” said PEF President Susan M. Kent.

“Since our founding, the UAW has been on the frontlines of the fighting for working families, and we need leaders like Sean Patrick Maloney working to create and preserve good American jobs,” said UAW Region 9A Director Julie Kushner. “Tea Party Congresswoman Nan Hayworth was part of the far right-wing of Congress looking out for multimillionaires like herself – not middle class families.”

 "Sean Patrick Maloney has been a strong and consistent voice for hardworking families in the Hudson Valley since taking office. Local 300 is proud to support Sean in his reelection campaign against Tea Party Congresswoman Nan Hayworth," Paul Hogrogian, President, National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local 300.

 "We are proud to endorse Sean Patrick Maloney in the NY-18 Congressional race in his race against Tea Party Congresswoman Nan Hayworth. Congressman Maloney has delivered results for hardworking people in the Hudson Valley, and has fought against Tea Party obstructionism in Congress. There’s no doubt that Sean is the only candidate in this race who is a champion for the middle class,” Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.

Maloney announced endorsements today from:

       Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation

       Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO 

       Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council, the umbrella organization of 28 local trade unions and more than 10,000 members

       1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

       SEIU Local 200 United 

       NYSUT

       Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters

       Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)

 In August, Maloney was endorsed by NYS AFL-CIO, which represents approximately 65,000 working men and women in the 18th Congressional District. Earlier this year, Maloney earned a 95% on the AFL-CIO legislative scorecard. In 2011, Nan Hayworth only voted 3% with AFL-CIO on key issues and had a lifetime score of 8%.

Maloney Releases New Web Videos Featuring Republican State Senator Bill Larkin & Republican New Windsor Town Supervisor

Newburgh, NY – The Sean Patrick Maloney campaign released two new web ads featuring Republican State Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) and New Windsor Supervisor George Green.  Both Senator Larkin and Supervisor Green highlight their work across the aisle with Sean to invest in our infrastructure and local economic development projects that create jobs. In addition, Senator Larkin highlighted their work to serve Hudson Valley veterans.

Congressman Maloney “has been an individual who’s committed himself to the district that he represents. I’ve seen him at the regional council pushing for projects in our region that are creating, that have a value to the community - jobs, training, education and health,” said Senator Bill Larkin. “He has been a staunch supporter of veterans and doing what’s best for veterans. He’s there. Congressman has been there for us.”

“Congressman Maloney doesn’t care what party you’re from. He’s worked hard at creating jobs and keeping industry here and helping industry expand, bringing new industry in. It’s as important to him as it is to us,” said Supervisor George Green. “He cut through the red tape very effectively his first term in office. When he says he’s going to do something, I know he’s going to do it. I think it’s very important that we keep Congressman Maloney.”

You can watch Senator Larkin’s web video here and Supervisor George Greenhere. In September, Sean announced the support of Republican State Senator Greg Ball, who serves as the Chairman of the Senate Veteran’s, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs Committee.

Senator Bill Larkin Script:

"My name is Bill Larkin. I’ve been a legislator 36 years. I’m a retired Army Colonel with 23 years of service of combat in New Guinea, Philippines and Korea, so I’m tested. Congressman Maloney is the first Democrat in 36 years that ever called me and said congratulations on your win. I think what you have to do is forget which party you’re at and concentrate on what you’ve learned in dealing with your community. He has taken a position of on how we can better work together for the people we represent. He’s a very decent honest gentleman. I think he’s been an individual who’s committed himself to the district that he represents. I’ve seen him at the regional council pushing for projects in our region that are creating, that have a value to the community - jobs, training, education and health. He has been a staunch supporter of veterans and doing what’s best for veterans. He’s there. Congressman has been there for us."

New Windsor Supervisor George Green Script:

“I’m George Green. I’m the Supervisor of the Town of New Windsor. Congressman Maloney has been a wonderful Congressman. He’s one of the few Congressmen that I’ve ever experienced that will call me back personally. He’s a genuine person. Congressman Maloney doesn’t care what party you’re from. He’s worked hard at creating jobs and keeping industry here and helping industry expand, bringing new industry in. It’s as important to him as it is to us. When I called on him to help us get the FBI building sited on Stewart Airport, he did what he needed to do to get it done. We call Stewart Airport the economic engine of the Hudson Valley, and Congressman Maloney recognizes that and is working hard alongside of us to revitalize Stewart Airport. It was very important to our economic base to bring the FBI to this location. He went out of his way to help us with FEMA. He cut through the red tape very effectively his first term in office. When he says he’s going to do something, I know he’s going to do it. I think it’s very important that we keep Congressman Maloney, and coming from a Republican…!”

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Maloney Announces Support from New York’s Leading Women’s Organizations

Newburgh, NY -  Days following the endorsement of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, New York’s leading women’s advocacy groups today announced their support for Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) citing his agenda to alleviate women’s economic inequality and his vocal opposition to Tea Party attempts to restrict women’s reproductive rights. Maloney received the endorsement of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice NY and Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion Political Action Committee. 

“Tragically, too many radicals in Congress like Tea Party Congresswoman Nan Hayworth want to play partisan games with women’s healthcare and let employers deny birth-control coverage to the women who work for them. We’ve seen enough of the Tea Party’s efforts to take us back to the 1950s – its time to move forward and guarantee women have the right to make their own healthcare decisions,” said Sean Patrick Maloney. 

In addition to the endorsement of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Sean has a 100% career score from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund compared to Congresswoman Nan Hayworth’s 29% score. One of Congresswoman Hayworth’s first votes was to cut off Planned Parenthood’s federal funding, putting at risk access to preventive health care for tens of thousands people served by federal programs who received care at New York Planned Parenthood health centers. 

"Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney understands the weighty impact that restrictions on access to reproductive health care services have on women’s economic stability," said NARAL Pro-Choice New York President Andrea Miller. "He has fastidiously stood up against attacks on women’s full equality and advocated for policies that improve the lives, safety and economic prosperity of women across the country. NARAL Pro-Choice New York is proud to endorse Congressman Maloney as the pro-choice candidate for New York’s Hudson Valley." 

"Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has been an outspoken supporter of all ten points of the Women’s Equality Act. He is pro-women and pro-choice. We must re-elect Sean because we need his vote in Congress to protect our rights," declared Catherine Lederer-Plaskett, WCLA PAC (Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion Political Action Committee). 

“I am so proud the Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Action Fund can once again endorse and support Congressman Maloney,” said Reina Schiffrin, President/CEO of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Action Fund.  “Sean Patrick Maloney continues to make women’s health a priority, fighting the far-right politicians who want to roll back women’s access to preventive health care like birth control and cancer screenings.” 

While continuing to work in Congress on his plan to expand economic opportunities for women, Maloney strongly supports New York’s full 10-point Women’s Equality Act which includes provisions such as: establishing equal pay for women; applying the full standards of Roe v. Wade in New York; stopping sexual harassment in all workplaces; stopping businesses from discriminating against pregnant women; and strengthening laws to protect victims of domestic violence and human trafficking laws.   

 “I hope Congresswoman Hayworth will join me in supporting the commonsense women’s equality pledge to support equal pay, codify a woman’s right to choose, end discrimination against pregnant women, and protect victims of domestic violence and human trafficking,” said Maloney. “It’s time to break down barriers for my two young girls and the hardworking women all across the Hudson Valley who are the breadwinners and caretakers in our homes, communities and workplaces.”

Earlier this year, Politico noted that Maloney had “one of the most extensive efforts” to fight for equal pay for equal work, paid leave, and access to affordable childcare. 

Beacon Office Now OPEN!

Now open, our NEW Beacon office is located at 380 Main Street, Suite 200. You can join Team Maloney for the official opening on Sunday, October 5th at 4:00 PM! Afterward, volunteers will be making phone calls and going door to door talking to our neighbors in support of Sean!

For months, dozens of volunteers have been knocking on doors and calling our neighbors across the Hudson Valley.  Stop by any office or sign up online today to volunteer and Team Maloney will be in touch.

Newburgh Headquarters: 320 Front Street in Newburgh, NY (845-863-4453)

Poughkeepsie: 97 Cannon Street in Poughkeepsie, NY (973-747-7110)

Middletown: 6 West Street in Middletown, NY (845-616-5147)

Brewster: 54 Main Street in Brewster, NY (845-278-3600)

Beacon: 380 Main Street, Suite 200 in Beacon, NY (845-803-1963)

#TeaPartyThrowback Thursday to Congresswoman Hayworth First Day as An Official Member of the Tea Party

Newburgh, NY –  The Sean Patrick Maloney campaign revealed Congresswoman Nan Hayworth’s official membership card to the Tri-State Sons of Liberty, a ”a local group associated with the tea party movement.” Congresswoman Nan Hayworth has touted her membership to both the Hudson Valley Patriots and Tri-State Sons of Liberty, which are both listed as “local Tea Party” groups by the Patriot Action Network.

 “Since January 2010, Congresswoman Nan Hayworth has been a card carrying member of the Tea Party - folks in the Hudson Valley don’t want to go back to her Tea Party record of privatizing Social Security, giving multimillionaires like herself huge tax breaks, and defunding Planned Parenthood,” said Stephanie Formas, spokeswoman for Sean Patrick Maloney.

 Earlier this week, Sean Patrick Maloney released a new ad highlighting Tea Party Congresswoman Nan Hayworth’s radical record in Congress.  It was at a rally of the Tri-State Sons of Liberty that Hayworth declared she was “proud to be a radical.” You can view the ad here

**Note: This is Congresswoman Hayworth’s actual Tea Party membership card.**

Background:

NY Post: Hayworth Part of Hudson Valley Patriots. Congressman woman Hayworth “is a member of the Hudson Valley Patriots, a Tea Party group. A graduate of Princeton and Cornell Medical School, Hayworth has been called “The Ivy League Tea Partier.” [NY Post, 1/9/11]

Bloomberg Headline:  Tea Party Favorite Embraces Obama as N.Y. Politics Shift.“Hayworth was endorsed two years ago by FreedomWorks, a Tea Party-aligned group.” [Bloomberg, 10/4/12

Hayworth: I’m a Tea Party Candidate. “Would it have been accurate to label the conservative hopeful a ‘Tea Party candidate’?”
 
“Sure,” Hayworth replied.  “In fact, I belonged to a Tea Party group in northern Westchester County , the Hudson Valley Patriots.  There are a lot of strong friendships in groups like that, and first and foremost, we believe in the elevation of the Constitution.” [Human Events, 7/13/11]

 NY Mag Headline: Nan Hayworth: The Tea Party’s Woman in New York. “When Eric Cantor said last week that the federal government needed to offset any hurricane-relief spending with budget cuts, he definitely wasn’t kidding. Neither is Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, a freshman Republican who made a name for herself during the debt-ceiling debate and serves a Hudson Valley/Westchester district that was hit hard by the storm. [NY Mag, 9/1/11]