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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.

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Plumb “Takes a Stand” on Social Security, Accepted nearly 1,000 petitions from AARP on Behalf of Their Members

Corning, New York – U.S. Navy Captain John Plumb, candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd district, accepted nearly 1,000 petitions from AARP on behalf of their members. The petitions were signed by residents of New York’s 23rd district, urging candidates to “Take a Stand” by committing to working toward updating Social Security for the 21st Century. The event took place in Corning outside of the Social Security Administration building.

“In the military, your mission is to protect and defend. In Congress, I will protect and defend vital earned benefits for our seniors including Social Security,” stated U.S. Navy Captain John Plumb, candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd district.

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Captain Plumb Endorsed by Veterans and Military Families Group, Reed Has Voted Against Our Veterans

Jamestown, New York – U.S. Navy Captain John Plumb, fourth generation Western New Yorker and candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd district, is fighting to be a champion for our rural veterans and their families, while Congressman Reed has voted against veterans on key issues like improving research and resources for prosthetics and PTSD. Plumb recently picked up a new endorsement from Veterans and Military Families for Progress.

“Veterans and Military Families for Progress enthusiastically and proudly endorses John Plumb,” said Veterans and Military Families for Progress while announcing the endorsement. “John Plumb is a strong supporter of our nation’s veterans and active armed forces. Mr. Plumb, throughout his distinguished two decades of naval service, has clearly demonstrated his determination to work on behalf of our nation’s veterans. We feel that veterans, active duty, military families, and in fact, all people of New York’s 23rd Congressional District will be well-served with John Plumb as their representative thus ensuring that America remains strong in national defense and in fighting terrorism.”

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Bowzer from Sha Na Na Endorses Plumb in Dunkirk on Senior Issues

Dunkirk, New York – Bowzer from Sha Na Na visited Dunkirk today to endorse John Plumb on behalf of Senior Votes Count, an organization focused on electing leaders who will protect and advance the rights of older Americans.

“I remember growing up watching Bowzer on TV with my Grandma at her house in Jamestown – and it was an honor to receive his endorsement on behalf of Senior Votes Count in Dunkirk today,” said U.S. Navy Captain John Plumb. “In the military, our mission is to protect and defend our country. And in Congress, it will be my mission to protect and defend the vital benefits that our seniors have earned including Social Security and Medicare.”

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Plumb Announces Policy Priorities for Fixing Our Broken Political System

Ithaca, New York – U.S. Navy Captain John Plumb, fourth generation Western New Yorker and candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd District, announced today his policy priorities for “Fixing our Broken Political System." The event took place in Ithaca and focused on restoring values like integrity and service into our Congress, along with removing excessive money from politics. Plumb is endorsed by End Citizens United.

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