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New York GOP chair Cox talks Long, loss, Jeb 2016

NY GOP Chair Ed Cox
Ed Cox

New York state Republican Party chair Ed Cox spoke with WAMC today about Tuesday's electoral results. Among the topics discussed with Capitol Connection host Alan Chartock were the GOP's losses in the Senate and presidential race.

"We had huge wins in the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate two years ago," Cox said. "I thought the country was ready to give everything to us. Well, they didn’t . They’ve gone back to saying , 'Hey we like checks and balances. You got it, now you guys go and work it out. That’s your job. We’ve got representative government. We’re going back to taking care of our lives.'"

Cox also touched on the easy win by Democratic U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand over attorney Wendy Long, giving the former upstate Congresswoman her first full term in the Senate.

"We have a very hard time winning statewide here," Cox said. "You need special circumstances to do it."

Cox on Long.mp3

And with Romney’s loss  just hours old, Cox floated the name of another ex-Governor as a possible 2016 contender.

Cox on Jeb 2016 web.mp3

"Look, we’ve got a long way to go. But here in New York State, we have the go the way of Jeb Bush," he said. "He has been making sense all along about what we have to do."

Dr. Alan Chartock is professor emeritus at the University at Albany. He hosts the weekly Capitol Connection series, heard on public radio stations around New York. The program, for almost 12 years, highlighted interviews with Governor Mario Cuomo and now continues with conversations with state political leaders. Dr. Chartock also appears each week on The Media Project and The Roundtable and offers commentary on Morning Edition, weekdays at 7:40 a.m.
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