The long shot Democrat running for the NY21 seat in Congress tells the WDT he hopes the tumultuous GOP Presidential race helps his chances against Rep. Elise Stefanik.
While taking time to tell the local press czars about his platform, Michael Derrick took some shots at Ms. Stefanik's votes on environmental issues and touted his own familiarity with the military after a long career as an officer.
The GOP race for the White House is causing a schism, but there is one in the Democratic Party too and so far Mr. Derrick has not taken sides publicly.
This is not a year when political prowess and connections carry a premium, so taking sides carries risks compared to just a few months ago when siding with a candidate like Jeb! or Hillary Clinton seemed a safe harbor.
Now both parties have widely disliked front runners. Strange year and April 19 is a date down- ballot Republcans would seem to want to see come and go.