I think it's the official start of the dog days of Summer....The time when in some countries just about everyone is on vacation...And nobody is focused on mundane things like politics...
On the horizon is a pretty wild election season..Some indications of that is the intensity shown locally in fights over ballot access. We will see a record amount of money spent on local NNY races.....Right now Matt Doheny seems to be spending freely because he has a primary, but incumbent Bill Owens is sittng on quite a stash and will unleash it in October.
Once again, our Senate seat is pivotal for control of the upper house in Albany, so look for a lot of spending there.
Even the Assembly seats will be hotly contestested.
Get ready for the direct mail, the robo calls, the television ads.....In 60 days , these dog days will seem like a very quiet period indeed.