Top Four Things To Know About Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY)

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney is running for re-election in New York’s 18th Congressional District.

1. Maloney Was Involved With Three Major Ethics Scandals In Just Two Years

As Deputy Chief of Staff to New York Governor Eliot Spitzer (D-NY), Maloney served as a senior aide during thee major ethics scandals in only two years. In 2007, New York’s Attorney General indicated that Maloney played a role in the “Troopergate” scandal, in which the Spitzer administration was accused of ordering state police to keep special records of Republican New York Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno’s travels with state police, and to recreate records if they did not exist. In 2008, The New York Times reported that Maloney had spent more than $30,000 from his old campaign account to maintain political contact. And of course, Maloney was still a top aide when news broke of Spitzer’s prostitution scandal, which eventually led to his resignation.

2. Maloney Votes The Party Line

Despite calls for bipartisanship and reaching across the aisle, Maloney has so far voted right down the Democrat party line. Maloney currently votes with the Democrat party 81 percent of the time, and he votes with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) 70 percent of the time.

3. Despite Criticism Of Its Rollout Failures, Maloney Supports ObamaCare

During a telephone townhall, Maloney criticized the ObamaCare rollout failures, going as far as saying he wanted to see someone fired over the all the glitches. About a week later, however, Maloney backtracked his comments, saying that while there needed to be accountability, he wasn’t going to pile on and question the President’s next steps. At the end of the day, Maloney still supports ObamaCare, and sticks to his “flexible” defense of the law – fixing what is broken and moving forward with the law in place.

4. Maloney Prioritizes Creating Local Jobs, But Job Growth In The Hudson Valley Has Slowed, And Even Declined, During His First Year In Office

When Maloney came into office, he said that creating jobs back in his district was “priority one, two and three.”  However, a year after Maloney was sworn in, local economic reports indicated that job growth in the Hudson Valley has stalled. What’s worse is that Dutchess and Orange Counties, which Maloney directly represents, have both seen a decline in jobs – 4,500 less jobs in one year.