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Facebook Spouse in New York Congressional Race – Obama Crony Capialist?

12 Feb
Sean Eldridge, husband to Facebook founder and The New Republic owner Chris Huges, has a day job as a venture capitalist with something called Hudson River Ventures.  It’s a curious investment fund.  Rather than investing in worthy or profitable businesses simply, it invests (since 2011) only in businesses, it looks mainly like food and beverage businesses, in the Hudson Valley.  In other words, it loans money to people in the Congressioal district where Eldridge is running for office.

We don’t know how much of the money comes from semi-billionaire Chris Hughes.  Is The New Republic trying to buy a Congressional seat?

Hudson Valley Venture’s Facebook page emphasizes their ties to Obama (photos),  Chuck Schumer, etc:  “Proud that the Hudson Valley is featured prominently in today’s inaugural celebration (thanks to Senator Schumer!). Apple pie from Columbia County and maple syrup from Dutchess at the inaugural lunch!”

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HUDSON RIVER VENTURES
Hudson River Ventures, LLC is a small business investment fund focused on the Hudson Valley. 
Founded by Sean Eldridge in 2011, Hudson River Ventures works to empower entrepreneurs and build thriving businesses throughout the Hudson Valley. Hudson River Ventures is making strategic investments ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 in our target industry sectors. To learn more, contact us at info@hudsonriverventures.com.

TARGETED INDUSTRY SECTORS: FOOD & BEVERAGE, AGRICULTURE, TOURISM & HOSPITALITY, RENEWABLE ENERGY, BIOTECHNOLOGY

Chris Gibson vs Sean Eldridge

12 Feb
Here’s the voting record of New York Republican Congressman Chris Gibson, who is being challenged by millionaire investor/Facebook founder spouse/gay Democrat Sean Eldridge.

He seems to have voted against using federal funds to pay for legal challenges to DOMA.  He also consistently votes against extending or funding surveillance state measures like NDAA and the Patriot Act.

One wonders if Eldridge will be a step’n’fetchit gay who supports Obama’s drones, kill lists, and spying, as long as he supports equal slavery for gays.

NATIONAL KEY VOTES

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 23, 2013 HR 325 To Ensure the Complete and Timely Payment of the Obligations of the United States Government Until May 19, 2013 Bill Passed – House
(285 – 144)
Yea
Jan. 15, 2013 H Amdt 4 Offsets Cost of Disaster Relief Appropriations Through Discretionary Budget Cuts Amendment Rejected – House
(162 – 258)
Nay
Jan. 15, 2013 HR 152 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed – House
(241 – 180)
Yea
Jan. 1, 2013 HR 6726 Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act Bill Passed – House
(287 – 129)
Yea
Jan. 1, 2013 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 Concurrence Vote Passed – House
(257 – 167)
Yea
Dec. 20, 2012 HR 6684 Spending Reduction Act of 2012 Bill Passed – House
(215 – 209)
Nay
Dec. 20, 2012 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Conference Report Adopted – House
(315 – 107)
Nay
Nov. 30, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Passed – House
(245 – 139)
Yea
Nov. 16, 2012 HR 6156 Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 Bill Passed – House
(365 – 43)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2012 HR 3409 Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012 Bill Passed – House
(233 – 175)
Nay
Sept. 20, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Failed – House
(257 – 158)
Yea
Sept. 20, 2012 H J Res 118 Congressional Disapproval of Department of Health and Human Services Rule to Waive Certain Requirements for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) Joint Resolution Passed – House
(250 – 164)
Yea
Sept. 19, 2012 HR 5912 Prohibits Public Funding for Political Party Conventions Bill Passed – House
(310 – 95)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2012 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act Bill Passed – House
(245 – 161)
Nay
Sept. 13, 2012 HR 6365 National Security and Job Protection Act Bill Passed – House
(223 – 196)
Yea
Sept. 12, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed – House
(301 – 118)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2012 HR 6233 Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012 Bill Passed – House
(223 – 197)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2012 HR 6169 Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012 Bill Passed – House
(232 – 189)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2012 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 Bill Passed – House
(256 – 171)
Yea
July 31, 2012 HR 3803 District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Bill Failed – House
(220 – 154)
Yea
July 31, 2012 HR 828 Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2012 Bill Passed – House
(263 – 114)
Yea
July 31, 2012 S 679 Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 Bill Passed – House
(261 – 116)
Nay
July 26, 2012 HR 4078 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act Bill Passed – House
(245 – 172)
Yea
July 25, 2012 HR 6168 President Obama’s Proposed 2012-2017 Offshore Drilling Lease Sale Plan Act Bill Failed – House
(164 – 261)
Nay
July 25, 2012 HR 459 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012 Bill Passed – House
(327 – 98)
Yea
July 25, 2012 HR 6082 Congressional Replacement of President Obama’s Offshore Drilling Plan Bill Passed – House
(253 – 170)
Yea
July 19, 2012 HR 5856 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed – House
(326 – 90)
Yea
July 19, 2012 H Amdt 1416 Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act Amendment Adopted – House
(247 – 166)
Yea
July 12, 2012 HR 4402 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 Bill Passed – House
(256 – 160)
Yea
July 11, 2012 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 Bill Passed – House
(244 – 185)
Yea
June 21, 2012 HR 4480 Domestic Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed – House
(248 – 163)
Yea
June 19, 2012 HR 2578 Conservation and Economic Growth Act Bill Passed – House
(232 – 188)
Yea
June 7, 2012 HR 5855 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2013 Bill Passed – House
(234 – 182)
Yea
June 7, 2012 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices Bill Passed – House
(270 – 146)
Yea
May 31, 2012 H Amdt 1160 Project Labor Agreements Amendment Adopted – House
(218 – 198)
Yea
May 31, 2012 HR 3541 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012 Bill Failed – House
(246 – 168)
Yea
May 18, 2012 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Bill Passed – House
(299 – 120)
Nay
May 18, 2012 H Amdt 1127 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions Amendment Rejected – House
(182 – 238)
Yea
May 18, 2012 H Amdt 1140 Prohibits Reductions to Strategic Nuclear Arms Required by New START Amendment Adopted – House
(238 – 162)
Nay
May 17, 2012 H Amdt 1103 Limits Funding for War in Afghanistan to the Withdrawal of U.S. Forces Amendment Rejected – House
(113 – 303)
Nay
May 16, 2012 HR 4970 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed – House
(222 – 205)
Yea
May 10, 2012 HR 5652 Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012 Bill Passed – House
(218 – 199)
Nay
May 9, 2012 HR 2072 Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed – House
(330 – 93)
Yea
May 9, 2012 H Amdt 1096 Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention with the Defense of Marriage Act Amendment Adopted – House
(245 – 171)
Yea
April 27, 2012 HR 4628 Extending Student Loan Interest Rates Bill Passed – House
(215 – 195)
Yea
April 26, 2012 HR 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Bill Passed – House
(248 – 168)
Nay
April 19, 2012 HR 9 Income Tax Deduction for Small Businesses Bill Passed – House
(235 – 173)
Yea
April 18, 2012 HR 4348 Extension of Surface Transportation Funding and Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Passed – House
(293 – 127)
Yea
March 29, 2012 H Con Res 112 Limits Federal Appropriations for Fiscal Years 2013-2022 (“Ryan Budget”) Joint Resolution Passed – House
(228 – 191)
Nay
Feb. 29, 2012 HR 1837 Water Resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Bill Passed – House
(246 – 175)
Yea

Christopher 'Chris' Patrick Gibson
Full Name: Christopher ‘Chris’ Patrick Gibson
Current Office: U.S. House – District 19, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010


Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Won, Conservative, Republican, Independence for U.S. House – District 19






Family: Wife: Mary Jo; 3 Children: Katie, Maggie, Connor
Birth Date: 05/13/1964





Gibson: US cannot be world policemen anymore

11 Feb
Gay Democrat Sean Eldridge, husband of New Republic owner/editor and Facebook founder Chris Hughes, has filed papers to run against Gibson.  We have not researched Gibson’s voting history on individual rights or gay issues.

Gibson: US cannot be world policemen anymore
Gibson addresses his Veterans’ Advisory Board

KINGSTON – Congressman Christopher Gibson told his Veterans Advisory Board meeting in Kingston on Monday that as the war in Afghanistan winds down, the US can no longer play the role of world policeman as it has since the end of the Cold War.

Gibson said while al Qaeda is “a determined enemy” bent on destroying the Western World, the US must change its military mission.

“If we think differently then I think we can reorganize our armed forces and we can still have the world’s most formidable armed forces and deter other nations that would want to do us harm without putting us in all these spots all over the world,” he said.