Here's a candidate not playing the increasingly scrutinized third party game allowed in New York politics....This Democrat doesn't want the backing of the Conservative , Independence or Working Families party and is running on a platform of ending fusion voting in NY.....The practice of cross-endorsing major party candidates only exists in three states including us.
Fusion voting and the Wilson/Pakula Act serve to concentrate the awarding of the line to a very small group...There are seldom primaries and seldom does the third party offer an alternative beyond the major party candidates. This concentration of power produces predictable results.
This story in the Buffalo News makes me wonder whether our own State Senator might pursue the same route...Darrel Aubertine has already blown off the WFP and is only being told he has a chance at a primary in the Indy Party...but conventional wisdom suggests that promise is like Lucy pulling the football on Charlie Brown....
If Aubertine runs and wins on one party line, he will fly in the face of convention.....Being unconventional is not common in Albany.
Coppola shuns minor lines in State Senate bid : Southern Suburbs : The Buffalo News