A very political day for me....I submitted nominating petitions for reelection as Mayor.
746 signatures were on the sheets and I enjoyed meeting many people over the last month.
I did my last HOTLINE program till after the November 8th election. I will try to work some more at the tavern to make up for the income loss.
Governor Cuomo was at the airport for a well-attended bill signing. I got there as it ended, but his aides set up a little face time. I complimented him on the recent session and pitched the need for pension reform.
In the late afternoon I went to Caprice Island in the St. Lawrence near Kring Point State Park in the Town of Alexandria. That's the summer home of Matt Doheny and this place was very well done. So was the hospitality as 350 people were ferried to the Island for a Patty Ritchie rally and fundraiser.
Lots of politicos there including several State Senators including Deputy Majority Leader, Sen. Tom Libous of Binghamton.
Some real pretty judge candidates were there and other local glitterati like the former Miss NY clinked glasses with the well connected and those who think they are. Mr. Doheny was a great host, but hovering over the kind words for Patty was his own candidacy next year against Rep. Bill Owens...
My friend Tammy of Wicked Wench fame was there. Roxanne Burns....and Carolyn Fitzpatrick...You can tell I have been kicking around awhile...People from Syracuse recognized me...The power of YNN !
Senator Ritchie led a group of us on a tour of the upper floors....All the showers spray you from about six directions.....It was a lot fancier than you see on Pearl Street.
Which is where I am now that I have returned from a very fun and beautiful evening on the River.