Poor Mary Rain. Once the endorsee of the establishment and the favorite of many political big wigs , now she can't buy any good press. The latest is a reversal of a rape conviction based on prosecutorial misconduct, as determined by an appellate judge.
The first time I met her was about three or four years ago at a political event on the St. Lawrence. She seemed pleasant enough and my impression she had a very skeptical view of police for someone running for DA. She had a lot of people pushing for her to defeat Nicole Duve', who now stars in TV commercials for a local law firm as she readies to be the law clerk for the county judge, in advance her someday seeking to wear the robes.
Ms. Rain was granted considerable press latitude when she regurgitated champagne on camera on election night. Who you know matters.
However, she has cultivated a very negative public image and seems without friends in high places.
The couple of times I ever talked to her, she seemed pleasant enough. However, she may want to explore other options before seeking another term, as unless the Dems have no candidate, Ms. Rain will be greatly at risk for reelection
Watertown Daily Times | ‘Prejudicial’ remarks to jury by DA cited as 2014 rape conviction reversed