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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 03:50 AM

NY-01: In New York, chemist Nancy Goroff is battling a Trump loyalist for a seat in Congress

Her opponent calls her a “radical professor.” But Nancy Goroff says her scientific expertise is exactly what Congress needs to deal effectively with climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a host of other issues.

A physical organic chemist and longtime faculty member at Stony Brook University, Goroff will face off in November against Representative Lee Zeldin (R–NY), a lawyer seeking his fourth term. If she wins, Goroff would become the first female Ph.D. scientist to serve in Congress.

Running in a Long Island district that voted for Donald Trump in 2016 after twice backing Barack Obama for president, the first-time candidate is touting her scientific credentials.

“As a scientist, I look at things differently than the way politicians do,” Goroff says in one ad. Referring to the pandemic, she adds, “I’m running for Congress to use my science to lead us out of this crisis.”



https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/10/new-york-chemist-nancy-goroff-battling-trump-loyalist-seat-congress

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RandySF Oct 17 OP
sprinkleeninow Oct 17 #1
Danascot Oct 17 #2
ProfessorGAC Oct 17 #3
redstatebluegirl Oct 17 #5
ProfessorGAC Oct 17 #6
Suburban Warrior Oct 17 #4

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 04:19 AM

1. Thx for reminding me. Just donated to her campaign. Also to Dr. Al Gross-AK last week

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:38 AM

2. Tedra Cobb needs help vs Elise Stefanik in NY-21

Stefanik was a protoge of Paul Ryan and a speaker at the RNC. She needs to go.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:00 AM

3. Her Field Is The Same As Mine!

Obviously I'm rooting for her.
Physical organic chemist & a democrat!
How could I not?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 09:19 AM

5. Husband is a bio-chemist.

He says we need more scientists in Washington. Just sent her some money.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 09:58 AM

6. We Did, Too

Sent her twenty bucks, when i found out she's a scientist.
I did a fair amount of work on sanitizing agents in my career.
Worked with several biochemists over the years. And, microbiologists.
Probably a dozen of each.
I worked on both the production of the agents themselves, and advised on the formulation side to ensure rapid and complete spread of the active agent across the entire surface.
Was interesting work.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:57 AM

4. NY-02

Jackie Gordon running for retiring Peter King's seat in NY-02. Give her whatever support you can.

https://jackiegordonforcongress.com/

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