So, I hear that @SeanEldridge and @ChrisHughes obsessively track their mentions.

Can this be true?

Both [Chris] Hughes and [Sean] Eldridge, whom I met with separately, displayed a casual but exhaustive knowledge of pretty much everything that had been written about them.

…Then I would be remiss in not noting that Mr. Hughes and Mr. Eldridge are quite possibly two of the most inept political operatives in recent memory.  Also: it’s because of them that Chris Gibson – sorry: Representative Chris Gibson – is now in such a marvelous place to win higher office in New York State in a few years.  Thanks!

Moe Lane

PS: No, I’m not verified.  That’s very true. But I did have a much better Election Night in 2014 than either one of these two gentlemen, so I suppose that it’s all about what’s really important.


Sean Eldridge puts another half-million in his Congressional cosplay experience*.

Don’t think of it as stuffing money down a hole in the ground, Sean Eldridge.

Facebook spouse and carpet-bagging Democrat Sean Eldridge poured another half-million dollars into his own New York congressional campaign this month.

Eldridge, the husband of Facebook co-founder and New Republic owner Chris Hughes, has now donated $1.84 million to his own campaign.

Think of it as stuffing money down a hole in the ground while we laugh at you.

Moe Lane

*Well, it certainly wasn’t a viable political campaign, was it?

Sean Eldridge campaign’s fascinating suggestion re what the DCCC can do with its bagels.

This is really quite droll. Apologies for the link to a progressive site: but, shoot, said site sounds like it’s working its way up to endorse Republican incumbent Chris Gibson (R, New York-19) anyway. Or at least roll with the punch; it’s certainly not really impressed with the Democratic alternative at this point.

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel, eager to keep Hughes’ money flowing, has played him for a fool, not even giving him a coveted Red-to-Blue slot until Sean went bonkers on him. “Israel doesn’t help at all,” one heartbroken staffer told me. “All he does for this campaign is ship us bagels and cream cheese every week. We’d all rather have local donuts. He can shove his cr[*]ppy bagels up his [expletive deleted] with the cream cheese.”

‘Hughes’ is Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes; ‘Sean’ is his husband Sean Eldridge, who is currently flailing about trying (and apparently failing) to win NY-19, and the redacted language is, I feel, not very appropriate for mature adults. Particularly those involved in a campaign that’s running for Congress. Then again, this is apparently a bad year to be a Democrat running for Congress anyway.

Moe Lane

PS: The Democrats will get better, by the way.  Not this year; and not in 2016. But be very, very wary of 2018.

Politico: Sean Eldridge (D CAND, NY-19) is hiding from… pretty much everybody.

There was a spot of bother about this Politico video – it appeared, went down, and is back up again – but everything is fine now and there will be pie. And it’s the best kind of pie. It may very well be DOOM pie for Sean Eldridge.

Basically, the video shows Politico reporter Alex Isenstadt describing how Sean Eldridge – the presumed Democratic candidate for NY-19 – has been essentially hiding from reporters and the district for the last several months (Eldridge is apparently also using his company to try to trade votes for jobs*). Which is frankly bizarre, particularly since Republican incumbent Chris Gibson was reportedly happy to talk to Isenstadt: as Politico notes, often it’s the other way around. Continue reading Politico: Sean Eldridge (D CAND, NY-19) is hiding from… pretty much everybody.

Sean Eldridge (D-CAND) gets Frank Steinherr as a primary challenger in NY-19.

So nice to see an anointed candidate for the Other Side have to suddenly discover that there’s going to be a primary, after all:

Congressional hopeful Sean Eldridge may have to face an unexpected primary challenge from a fellow Democrat in New York’s 19th.

On Monday, Frank Steinherr, an attorney, sent an email to Democratic County Chairs pitching himself as “the right choice” to combat Republican incumbent Chris Gibson. Eldridge “brings big problems,” the young lawyer wrote. “His candidacy has been welcomed by Republicans almost as much as Eldridge’s own supporters!”

Dang.  They’re on to us. Continue reading Sean Eldridge (D-CAND) gets Frank Steinherr as a primary challenger in NY-19.

Sean Eldridge (D CAND, NY-19 PRI) not really showing moral courage on #Syria.

I mean.  Politicians are going to have to pick a side, here.

Sean Eldridge, the soon-to-be Democratic congressional candidate and husband of New Republic owner Chris Hughes, is staying silent on the Syria debate, even as his opponent has stated firm opposition to a military strike.

The Syria debate has put several candidates in a bind ahead of the 2014 elections — none more so than Eldridge. He and Hughes are close friends of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders who support Obama’s proposed strike. Hughes also worked on Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. At the same time, a large majority of Americans — including Eldrige’s would-be constituents in New York’s 19th — oppose the strike.

Given three full days to respond, neither Eldridge nor his spokesperson replied to multiple requests for comment on Eldridge’s Syria position.

As Politico noted: Republican incumbent Chris Gibson is firmly in opposition to a Syria strike. Whether you agree with that position or not – and I’m not judging people on it, either way – it is nonetheless a position.  What Sean Eldridge is apparently trying to do here is run out the clock, in the hope that once the USA commits to do something on Syria it won’t matter what his position was.  Which makes Eldridge quite the… equivocator, doesn’t it? Continue reading Sean Eldridge (D CAND, NY-19 PRI) not really showing moral courage on #Syria.

Democratic Carpetbagging attempt in NY-19?

I really hope that this is representative of the Democratic party’s Congressional battle plan for 2014:

In January, [Sean Eldridge and husband, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes] bought a $2 million modern home here overlooking a reservoir, laying the groundwork for Mr. Eldridge’s campaign for their new local Congressional seat, New York’s 19th.

Word of Mr. Eldridge’s political plans has delighted the friends who make up his social circle: Donors to his exploratory committee include George Soros, the billionaire financier, and Sean Parker, the tech entrepreneur behind Napster and Spotify.

But his ambitions have puzzled some residents among the farmers, mill workers and small-business owners who populate this district, which rises through the Catskills and rolls north through cornfields and apple orchards to the Vermont border.

Continue reading Democratic Carpetbagging attempt in NY-19?