If you follow politics (and since you read this blog , you do) this NY Post article on the NY26 race in western NY is a good one......
Republicans had a wealthy Assemblywoman whom the Post says looks like Christie Brinkley's studious younger sister, dressed in the chic clothes and with flowing blond hair....Democrats had a shorter county clerk who is "badger like" in appearance and whose claim to fame is fighting governors on DMV issues..(sound familiar)....Kathy Hochul has trouble piecing together the talking points and mistakenly said Nancy Pelosi had done a good job, but Ms. Hochul does connect well and she has done three Capital Tonight interviews while the GOP's Jane Corwin steers clear of the MSM. Putting parties aside, it may be sort of Patty Ritchie vs movie star looks Darrel Aubertine...That may be a stretch, because Ms. Hochul does go on Liz' show.
Third party, quirky millionaire Jack Davis rounds out the field in the role the MSM likes to call a "spoiler"....I am sure the MSM (especially TV) likes the $3 M he dropped so far.Republicans are using the Pelosi scare ads, protraying Hochul as a puppet of the former Speaker....Corwin is having trouble telling her old voters why Medicare needs to be overhauled, as austerity stops when it affects me. The cheesy effort by her staffer to ambush the elderly Davis provided a "treasure trove" of bad press for her.
Recent polling shows Hochul coming on and the result will be as much about personality and local issues as anything...
Lessons ? "One of us" candidates have an appeal and you can be too slathered in money and fine clothes. Another lesson is that America doesn't believe either party and is not going to vote in patterns to suggest they do.
Just watching, I think it will be Hochul by 5....Tuesday will tell the tale.
An election on the cutting edge - NYPOST.com