Molinaro Wins Republican Straw Poll As Favorite For GOP Governor’s Nod

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A straw poll of New York state Republicans favors Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro over state Sen. John DeFrancisco of Syracuse as their preferred candidate for governor.

Meanwhile, the Empire Report, in this story, quotes sources close to Molinaro saying he popular 42-year-old politician is definitely running against Gov. Andrew Cuomo this year.

David Catalfamo, a spokesman for Molinaro, said: “Marc is deeply grateful and humbled by the support, there will be no formal announcement today.”

At the request of Republican Party leaders from around the state, Molinaro went  to Saratoga to address the collective state GOP delegates.

He subsequently won a straw poll with 55 votes to 23 for DeFrancisco and five for Joe Holland.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who lost a challenge to Gov. Mario Cuomo four years ago, ruled out a repeat run after losing to George Latimer in the fall.

Molinaro, 42, told the Poughkeepsie Journal…

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“Every where there will be “Peace Talks”… Read Carefully: Lucia reveals the 3rd secret of Fatima?

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For those who are not Catholic, there is a tradition that the Virgin Mary appeared to 3 children and made 3 predictions in 1917. From what I understand, one was the next world war, and then the ris…

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Writing Teenage Boys: Guest Post with Teri Polen

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I’m not much of a horror reader since Dean Koontz scared the bejeezus out of me as a teenager. I’m also not a huge fan of teenagers. The real ones are tolerable, but the ones in books sometimes drive me crazy. They’re angsty,  dramatic, and they make dumb decisions. They remind me of me at that age.

So… when I picked up Teri Polen’s YA horror novel, Sarah, I was worried.

Well, silly me for fretting. The book was awesome. I’ll give you my review below, but first, I had to quiz Teri. One of the best things about the book was the way she dove into the experience of Cain, a 17-yr-old teenage boy. It felt totally genuine to me, and I happen to know Teri isn’t a 17-yr-old teenage boy. How did she do that with such authenticity? How did she prepare? Here’s her answer:


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