The official results in NY 21 continue to trigger discussion on the reason Elise Stefanik won. I subscribe to the old theory that a good candidate who works hard and offers voters something new does well.
The cackling class keeps saying it was "negative ads" Of course there is no empirical evidence like before and after polling numbers. And so what if it did have an impact ?. Ads are supposed to motivate or suppress behavior...They are supposed to show the distinctions between products and generally attempt to reinforce or remind consumers of impressions they likely already held. And as we have said, politics at this level is not bean bag.
It was trench warfare for weeks in the primary and one candidate won.
Republicans and Republican-leaning media outlets need to start looking ahead, as the Democrats and their candidate want the pining over ads to continue so they can pursue their theme that the GOP candidate is too much DC and not enough BC (Barnes Corners). In that sense the fall campaign will be a continuation of the premise advanced in the primary.
Watertown Daily Times | Official results: Republican nominee Elise Stefanik wins all 12 counties in NY21subsribe