Bob Castelli debates.
On Wednesday night in North Salem, Bob Castelli faced off in a free-wheeling, open-mic debate with primary opponent Terrence Murphy. Some questions got heated, but the results were always enlightening.
In the end, only one candidate demonstrated a sufficient grasp of issues, a record of achievement and capability, and the understanding of the obstacles facing the 40th District necessary for a State Senator to succeed.
On September 9th, cast your vote for that candidate. Vote for Bob Castelli.
Click here to watch the full video of the debate on Bob’s YouTube channel. Our thanks to the Westchester Tea Party for hosting this debate, and to Steve Mayo for moderating.
[Video credit: Mert Melfa. Photo credit: Daily Voice.]
Asm. Bob Castelli with NYSRPA President Tom King
(DOVER PLAINS, August 16): In a ceremony this afternoon at the Beretta Shooting Grounds, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association President Tom King announced the endorsement by his organization of Bob Castelli for State Senate in the 40th District:
(Reposted from The Record-Review, online edition.)
“In another state race, it’s Yorktown councilman Terrence Murphy against our former Assemblyman Bob Castelli in a GOP primary battle for the New York State Senate’s 40th District. For some unknown reason, Murphy is challenging the credibility of the signatures on Mr. Castelli’s ballot petition — a most uncollegial move, especially when the county GOP has already endorsed you. However, anyone that knows Bob Castelli, who we were fortunate to have as an Assemblyman from 2010 to 2012, will not be swayed by this minor challenge, and shame on Mr. Murphy for not recognizing this.
“Mr. Castelli’s dogged determination will no doubt vindicate his signature petition. In the meantime, Mr. Murphy has soured future goodwill in what surely would be a difficult battle for him against Justin Wagner, the Democratic candidate who is unopposed in the primary. Mr. Wagner got his education campaigning against Greg Ball two years ago, and let’s just say he’s learned to play hard ‘Ball’ himself.
“Mr. Murphy might want to be careful about what he wishes for. Bob Castelli, more moderate and with a proven track record, may have a far better chance of winning on Sept. 9.”