Deep thoughts from one failed candidate to another

Failed 2014 Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf endorses current Democratic candidate Mike Derrick. The only noteworthy point is that Woolf is willfully ignorant as to who Mike Derrick is. Woolf emailed New Yorkers saying, “Mike’s name get[s] dragged into the kind of name-calling and mischaracterizations.” Feeling bad for Mike Derrick?

In reality, Mike has fully embraced the “politics of divisiveness.” Proof below:

•    Derrick attacked Rep. Elise Stefanik, implying she hadn’t had a real job before being elected to Congress.
→  But “Stefanik, Before Being Election To Congress, Was Vice President Of A Wholesale Plywood Distribution Company Her Family Operates In North Guilderland In Albany County.” (Post-Star)

•    Derrick has made a point to (mis)characterize himself as part of the middle class, saying he “started in the middle class and I’m still in the middle class.”
→ But public records show Derrick and his wife own six properties worth a total of over $1.3 million. (!!!)

So New Yorkers, don’t feel bad, not even for a New York minute. We suspect Mike will continue to name-call, but hope he overcomes his identity crisis.


Woolf endorses Derrick for NY-21 seat
Watertown Daily Times
June 28, 2016

In an emailed letter to upstate New York residents Monday, former Democratic congressional candidate Aaron G. Woolf announced he is endorsing current Democratic candidate William “Mike” Derrick for the 21st Congressional District seat.

Mr. Derrick is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, who defeated Mr. Woolf for the seat in 2014.

In the email, Mr. Woolf highlights his time spent with Mr. Derrick and his family and his support of Mr. Derrick’s environmental and foreign policy views.

“As I see Mike’s name get dragged into the kind of name-calling and mischaracterizations we’ve become accustomed to in today’s campaigns, I reflect again about the culture and strategies that lie behind all this,” Mr. Woolf said in the letter. “Everywhere, it seems, the politics of divisiveness holds sway.”

Green Party candidate Matthew J. Funiciello is also making his second run after also losing the election in 2014.