Independent gubernatorial candidate Kristin Davis walked into a packed Wicked Wench tavern and was greeted with intense enthusiasm on Wednesday night... The crowd was mostly middle aged and included men and women...Average folks in Carthage anxious to meet the candidate who says her goal is to establish her Anti Prohibition Party on the ballot.
Ms Davis took the time to autograph posters for everyone....posed for endless pictures and chatted about everyday issues with the crowd.
Tavern owner Tammy Bramhall, a longtime political activist called Davis "awesome" and thanked her for coming to Carthage to meet the folks.
A series of logistical snafus caused Davis to miss earlier events but she spent nearly three hours at the Wench and left feeling great about a small town that reminded her where she grew up in California.
"I love Carthage and the people....they are real New Yorkers with problems no one listens to," Davis said.
Ms. Davis pledged to return to Jefferson County next month as she tries to break the barriers minor party candidates face.
There was a real connection between her and the crowd...perhaps a craving to have those seeking high office listen to them and not barrage them with commercials.
Later Ms. Davis stopped back in Watertown and met patrons at Fort Pearl...and took advantage of the free Wi-Fi !