The only excitement for Democrats gathering in Niagara Falls over the weekend was the race for the nomination for Attorney General and the chance to succeed AG Andrew Cuomo, who is expected to run for Governor.
A fellow named Eric Dinallo won the straw poll of upstate Dems, but there was carping at the second place finish of Kathleen Rice, a Long Island District Attorney....Some felt State Chair Jay Jacobs was busy pushing her candidacy at the behest of Team Cuomo and that led to her surprise second place finish in the beauty contest.
Gee, party leaders who purport to be neutral actually trying to influence results and nudge the race one way or the other....Hardly unusual. It could be Ms. Rice is viewed as a better statewide candidate and will help the ticket, although it looks now like all the statewide races will go Democratic since Republicans have no known candidate for any of the six races.
Jefferson County Dems were backing third place finisher Sean Coffey.
There will almost certainly be a primary for AG as Mr. Coffey has said he will go that route regardless of the results of this month's party convention.
Rigging It For Rice? (Updated)