2009-10-15 / Front Page
Buckley’s Party Still a Factor in NY
New York’s Conservative Party is an institutionalized rebellion. The party was founded by J. Daniel Mahoney, Charles E. Rice, and Charles Edison out of frustration with the Republican Party, then dominated in New York by the progressive wing. Putnam Conservative Party chairman Jim Maxwell recalled, “It was originally a spinoff of the Republican party when Rockefeller was governor.