People running for Congress can became like their own Super PACs, helping other local candidates run for office and by implication building the network of political support needed to win an election played out over about a dozen counties.
While endorsements don't mean much per se, anyone who runs for office obviously has a network of supporters. The network can be influenced by the support of a local pol and by drips and drabs those small groups add up over the many communities that dot the 21st Congressional District.
At a time when turnout is lower and lower, the small affiliations and the handful of votes that come with them loom larger and larger.
While press confernce endorsements mean little, a town supervisor who owns the corner store in remote Hamilton County can make his customers familiar with and favorable towards a candidate. Sometimes a little walking around money in that venue, means more than buying tons of ads on the Albany, Plattsburgh, Watertown and Central NY TV station.
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