The Republicans have as expected latched onto the NYS Inspector General's report critical of Senate leadership's handling of a video lottery terminal bidding process at Aqueduct Race Track in NYC. Meanwhile Senator Aubertine told a radio audience on the HOTLINE today that he should be judged on his own accomplishments and that the activities of downstate politicians are essentially matters between them and their constituents.
The close race in SD 48 hinges on pinning Senate dysfunction on Mr. Aubertine. In other words making the race one of Patty Ritchie vs Pedro Espada.
Mr. Aubertine accused the GOP of fielding a candidate without the depth of knowledge to function and says Mrs. Ritchie is a facade candidacy.
A Siena College poll on the race will come out Saturday and that will set the tone for the final 72 hours.
unflattering inspector general's report