The political establishment, what there is of it up here, has been reluctant with endorsements or being seen at the wrong place with the wrong person.
Maybe because they are wary that the great unwashed are tired of them and will not listen to them. At the Trump rally, one powerful county legislature and his wife were signed up to meet The Donald but didn't show...the county chair passed too.
Even the local paper demurred and just urged people to vote.
In another era Hillary Clinton and John Kasich would be the choice of NNY's cloth coat Democrats and Republicans. Today not so, and the establishment doesn't want to get on the wrong side of a cranky electorate.
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