Some advice for Doheny....If they put Utica in the district you are seeking, don't trash the town the way Rep. Buerkle's staff did to Ithaca.....Sure the inclusion of the Democratic enclave in Buerkle's district is a challenge, but don't come out of the gate claiming you caught the plague.
If Utica is in, praise the community as a place you would be proud to represent. After all, Utica may not be thrilled with being placed in the NNY district where they get a Member of Congress from Vermont....oops excuse me, Plattsburgh.
Utica is used to its own Member of Congress...Boehlert, Arcuri, Hanna.....
I don't think it will end up in the same district as us, but if it does, so what...We will get attention up here due to Fort Drum, so unlike my friends at the Times, I am not worried about Watertown no longer being the largest city in a sprawling district.
Watertown Daily Times Doheny's been preparing for redistricting