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July 4th, 2012

Schreibman wins nomination, will face Gibson



Julian Schreibman
KINGSTON - Julian Schreibman has received the Democratic nomination to challenge Congressman Chris Gibson in the redrawn 19th Congressional District, which now encompasses all of Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties and parts of Broome, Dutchess, Montgomery and Rensselaer counties. 

Both of the nation’s premiere political analysts have written that the Schreibman/Gibson clash will be one of the most competitive congressional campaigns in the country. The Rothenberg Political Report ranks the Gibson/Schreibman match-up as one of 10 “pure toss-up” campaigns, while the Cook Political Report ranks the Gibson/Schreibman match-up as one of 24 “toss-up” campaigns.

“I am honored and humbled to receive the Democratic nomination to represent my home here in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills region,” stated Schreibman. “This election is about whether we are going to continue down the Tea Party path of ignoring the needs of the middle class in favor of giving tax cuts to the super rich. It is about whether or not we give our children a better future. This election is about whether unlimited, unreported corporate money will be the driving force in politics, or if a group of dedicated people can still band together and fight for the American Dream.”

Schreibman continued, “Congressman Gibson is a nice guy, but his votes are out of step with our values. He voted to end Medicare as we know it, he voted to allow insurance companies to discriminate against New Yorkers with pre-existing conditions, and he voted to cut taxes for millionaires instead of using that money to help the middle class. I look forward to a vigorous debate on our very different values.”

Julian Schreibman was raised in Kingston and graduated from Kingston High School. The first in his family to go to college, Julian graduated from Yale and Yale Law School, working throughout to help cover expenses. Julian served as a federal prosecutor in Manhattan, and as an Assistant General Counsel at the CIA, he received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for assisting in the prosecution of four al Qaeda members for bombing U.S. embassies.

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