Lewis County native and Assembly candidate Brian McGrath told me today he is joining Senator Darrel Aubertine in saying no to the controversial Working Families Party.
Mr. McGrath told me he wants to be independent of the kind of agenda the party brings. Normally a Democrat takes the extra line on the ballot in hopes of picking up some extra votes and accessing the logistical support from the WFP.
Democrats from Andrew Cuomo on down have been skittish of the party for a variety of reasons.
Assemblywoman Addie Russell should do the same, but may find the line more appealing due to the core liberal areas in her district including Massena, Potsdam and Canton.
I suspect Congressman Bill Owens will say yes to the line as his campaign has ties to the SEIU which is a key component of the WFP.