Does it matter what box you check on a voter registration form ? Two of the candidates for Assembly have changed to Republican, presumably to help their chances of replacing Addie Russell.
We know Russ Finley changed from Conservative to Republican this year to obviate the need for a Wilson Pakula in the GOP primary.
Mr. Finley today posted what he says is opponent John Byrne's voter registration card from 2007 when he moved to the area from Otsego County. It shows Mr. Byrne registered as a Democrat. In 2007 Cape Vincent, that wasn't a bad strategy, but life and times change.
Of course you could argue Ronald Reagan changed too. I hear the other side is circulating a photo I took of Mr. Finley and Ms. Russell at a debate held at the Wright Center in 2014 along with the suggestion the two are working together. I think it was just one of those after debate photos and the Republican declined to be in the photo.