Bad Karma on Day One as Ken Blankenbush chose a bar across the street from Indy Vice Chair Tammy Bramhall to announce his Assembly bid....And in a further in your face, he chose the Village of West Carthage, where his possible opponent Scott Burto is mayor.
Burto may run as a Democrat and almost changed his GOP registration to Dem last fall but was talked out of it, according to a high place Republican.
Lowville is the closest thing to a geopolitical center for the 122nd....but maybe the food is better at Keddy's.
Republicans are confident Chairman Blankenbush will not face a primary or a serious Democratic foe in November. At this point he is the only announced candidate for the 122nd. State Republicans are said to have insisted the candidate pledge the first $30K to be spent on a campaign.....About 40% of what the first year salary would be.