-According to Jude's blog the specific challenges to the nominating petitions of Addie Russell and Brian McGrath are in....I would say Addie's Indy ones are in trouble and McGrath's Democratic ones will be tight, although sometimes you can get a judge to order an OTB as a compromise. Who know's
- Scott Gray and Scott Burto are two Republicans pondering a change to IP and they have talked to Jude, thus giving their plans the patina of legitimacy.
I don't think its a GOP takeover gambit, because those two are at odds with their party anyway.
-I stopped by the Doheny bunker today and they have giant 4 by 8 lawn signs for the family for whom bigger is best.
These monster signs will be used on high traffic roads.
Primary battleground counties seem to be Madison with 10% of all the Republicans and Oswego with 20%. Jefferson is considered Doheny country and I assume the eastern counties are more fertile for Hoffman.....I really don't know but I am able to speak with authority on such subjects if asked.
-Legislature supposed to meet tomorrow, but don't look for anything to happen. Here's the deal....pass the cap (its good politics), let SUNY Buffalo do what it wants with tuition......say no to soda tax....and yes to WIGS with Paterson's medallion proposal....The budget is still in the red, so let Paterson fire some workers before Cuomo takes office....