Off to Albany on this Saturday morning to catch the Independence Party state convention.
I haven't been to one of these affairs since the blow-up over two years ago over the Aubertine-Barclay special election. While I haven't been active, I am a bit of a political hobbyist as this blog might suggest, so what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
For me, it's a chance for a little networking with folks on the state scene. I don't know who will be there. The Cuomo nomination is a lock as is Senator Schumer. I don't know who the favorites are for the other races.
Everybody asks me about out of party authorizations for local Congressional, Senate and Assembly races. That's a decision that will be announced in the coming days. I will relay the sentiments of the Jefferson County Committee to the State Chair. Lewis County's Joe Baruth will do the same. At that point its up to him.
I will take a couple of photos and let you know what I see. I will post when I get back around dinner time.