Here's a story that could be bad news for Patty Ritchie.....A key friend and supporter of NY Indy Chair Frank Mackay gets a patronage job offered up by Senate DEMOCRATS.
This reenforces a perception I had that maybe the state leadership will name Darrel Aubertine as the party nominee, if there is a shift of allegiances from the old Bruno majority to the new Democratic majority.
In 2008 a bitter fight developed between NNY Indy members and a state leadership totally committed to GOP control of the Senate. That battle resulted in a change of the party's rules to ensure local rebels didn't do the unthinkable.
The job arranged for Dr. Cavallo of Westchester County may be a sign there is a different paradigm in place.
A Republican like Ritchie up till now had just been able to assume the fix was in for the IP and Conservative lines.
But politics is volatile and as Mr. MacKay is fond of saying, " if you don't like the way things are, just wait a minute, and it will all change."
While I obviously have no direct knowledge of what's up, this Liz Benjamin story did catch my eye.
Senate Dems Hire Influential Indy Party Leader