Buffalo News Endorses Plumb over Reed: “Candidates such as Plumb don’t often come along”
Buffalo News Notes Plumb’s Military and National Security “Expertise” and Says Reed “Revels in Congress’ dysfunction, then complains about it”
Jamestown, New York – The Buffalo News is endorsing U.S. Navy Captain John Plumb, fourth generation Western New Yorker and candidate for Congress, over Congressman Tom Reed in the race for New York’s 23rd Congressional District. The endorsement cites Plumb’s service as a U.S. Navy officer and national security expertise, delivering him the first Buffalo News endorsement over Congressman Reed since he’s been a Member of Congress. The news also comes leading up to the first debate between Plumb and Reed on WETM-TV in Elmira tonight at 7:00pm.
“Voters in this district have a rare opportunity this November to elect a representative with a combination of good judgment, common sense, expertise and vigor. John Plumb, a captain in the Naval Reserve, is thoughtful and focused and would bring a welcome component of professionalism to the job of representing this Southern Tier district,” wrote the Buffalo News Editorial Boardwhile endorsing Plumb. “This is a good moment to make a change. Candidates such as Plumb don’t often come along.”
The endorsement added that Reed “struggles with his role” and “revels in Congress’ dysfunction, then complains about it.”
U.S. Navy Captain John Plumb stated: “From delivering their papers as a kid growing up in Randolph to my fight for our working families today, the Buffalo News has been an important voice in our community for my entire life. I’m personally honored to receive their endorsement, and will fight in Congress to put the needs of our working families here in Western New York and the Southern Tier first.”