Brian McGrath is getting a lesson in NY politics....He is now being sued by opponent Ken Blankenbush (technically some stand-in plaintiffs )who wants McGrath off the ballot on the Democrat and Independence lines....I am sure getting him off the Dem line is more important since nobody is going to win solely on a minor party line.
At issue are the nominating petitions submitted on behalf of the candidate...After a Board of Elections challenge, McGrath had barely enough Democratis signatures.
One very weak move by McGrath was notarizing a handful of petitions when his notary had expired.....He did renew it but apparently the signatures obtained in the interim are invalid. It's just a handful, but its a troubling sign that someone running for high office with the annoitment of June O'Neill would make such a rookie mistake.....
Meanwhile Republican Kenneth Blankenbush is trying to win a seat gerrymandered to be safe for the GOP.....but a seat Blankenbush was viewed as vulnerable in.
At the very least, Blankenbush will dust up McGrath and portray him as a lightweight unable to do simple political tasks...Or if Blankenbush is successful, he will win the seat in August.
Meanwhile, McGrath says he is certain he will stay on the ballot.
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