I’ve known David Malpass for more than twenty years. He was a comrade-in-arms in the supply-side wing of the Republican party as an official at the Reagan Treasury Department, and later a colleague at Bear, Stearns (he was chief economist while I was fixed-income strategist). He’s one of a handful of people in politics who really understands what the Reagan administration accomplished, because he helped make it happen.
Now he’s running for Senate in the Republican primary in New York. Needless to say, he has my support. I append below a note I just received from his campaign. I want to call his work to your attention, and hope you’ll take the time to follow his efforts.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jessica Proud (212) 938-0836
MALPASS RELEASES NEW WEB VIDEO
While New Yorkers are Losing Jobs, Gillibrand Parties at the Plaza with Embattled Congressman, Big-Government Friends
New York- August 12, 2010... U.S. Senate Candidate David R. Malpass (R-NY), a nationally-recognized fiscal conservative and a former Reagan-Bush 41 Treasury and State Department official today released a new web video slamming unelected Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for celebrating Congressman Rangel’s birthday fundraiser at the Plaza Hotel last night while struggling New Yorkers are suffering from the highest unemployment rate in decades.
“Senator Gillibrand’s priorities are seriously out of whack,” said Mr. Malpass. “New Yorkers are suffering due to Washington’s massive tax and spend policies that are killing jobs, yet our senator is more concerned with attending fundraisers at the Plaza with her big-government friends. She has refused to answer my call to donate the $29,000 she has received from Congressman Rangel, but she will have to answer to the voters in November. I don’t know if she’s done much talking with New Yorkers these days, but this is exactly the kind of behavior they are fed up with.”