While it's widely felt endorsements this year are not worth a bucket of warm spit, it is expected that NNY political leaders and editorial boards take thoughtful positions on the suddenly important NY primary (both parties).
Normally our primaries wouldn't matter but for Bernie Sanders it's a pivotal point and if he wins, it leaves Hillary Clinton an incredibly wobbly front runner.
Donald Trump needs to tune it up and run as a favorite son and win all 95 delegates from NY.
It's tougher for an elected Democrat to come out in favor of Bernie Sanders as their bread is buttered by being obsequious to the machine headed by Andrew Cuomo who is supporting Mrs. Clinton. For that reason, a progressive like Addie Russell facing reelection will likely demure or pay lip service support to the Secretary.
For Republicans the safe choice is John Kasich, a moderate in tune with the NYS GOP and without rough edges that will get you in trouble with E-boards. However, Governor Kasich underperformed last night and many upstate constituents like the more brash Donald Trump.
Ted Cruz has a following but I don't hear to much about it..
Yesterday GOP Assembly hopeful Russ Finley called the HOTLINE and publicly backed Donald Trump. Whether its by letters to editors, press releases, Faebook or public utterances we would all love to hear from everyone from Washington DC to 245 Washington Street to hear who they support.