As expected John Byrne announced another run for Assembly today.....After a close finish two years ago, the Cape Vincent Republican is trying again to unset Assemblywoman Addie Russell.
First he faces a GOP primary again ex bobsledder Russ Finley. Today TV 7 called him to ask when he is announcing and he reminded them he did so months ago on their air. Hope they interview him anyway.
The Republican primary is in September and then there is the C line.......Byrne claims the W/P but Finley has a lot of connections at the state level. Of course, an in party member could run as well.
Assemblywoman Russell has tuned up her office and image since her lackluster effort in 2014. She also is said to be more willing to unleash opposition research on her opponent that was withheld last time.
For his part Mr. Byrne ran well last time and has to be considered in the hunt this year.
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