Monday, July 18, 2016

Fear and Loathing in the River District

        Two things will happen early this week that will affect the race for AD 116. One is the out of party authorization from Conservative State Chair Mike Long.   All three GOP hopefuls filed petitions. Only one will get the authorization, known in the trade as a Wilson-Pakula after the legislators behind the law that creats this gatekeeper effect in the minor parties.
        John Byrne, he of many large and well placed lawn signs, would seem to have the edge since he has the Indy and Reform lines locked, and is likely the early favorite for the GOP primary against Bill Sheridan and former Olympic bobsledder Russ Finley.
        We also need to see if anyone files general objections by today's deadline. The best election is no election, and with campaigns as rudimentary as these seem to be, a mistake or two and a good election law lawyer could chase a candidate out.
        Whoever gets the C line could face an opportunity to ballot petition, however so many of the easy signatures are tied up,  so that won't be that easy.
         The mantra of upstate GOP candidates is to "unite the lines", and it's hard to imagine that not happening here, but it did happen  in the 2014 Congressional race when Chairman Long rejected the perceived front runner who had run twice before in favor of the Tyro.
          Few things just happen on their own, so this was likely arranged ahead of time and the other two were just played.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why are there so many Sheridan signs in Cape Vincent? Isn't that Byrne's hometown? Two former Dems running against a lifelong Republican. This race is about to get entertaining, if anything.

Anonymous said...

No 7:24 the race is not going to get entertaining. EVERYONE is falling asleep thinking about it. No one cares about ousting a liberal democrat like Addie and replacing her with anyone. But if we were to replacing her, the only choice is the bobsledder. A republican in the largest county in the state, is known as a democrat in every other county. Dede pAddie...they are all worthless to the party and there is no distinguishable difference between them and a democrat. Just as is the case with Byrnezy

Anonymous said...

Time to rally behind Sheridan. Byrne was a registered DEMOCRAT! He can't win - he has already proven that. Just look at how little support he has in his home town!

Anonymous said...

Do you have numbers on the signatures?

Anonymous said...

Great pic of bobsledder Finley in his jeep, parked in a handicapped spot!

Anonymous said...

As long as they don't allow any wind, the Cape will be just fine. The real question is, who do the voters from Rochester support?

Anonymous said...

Long was very instrumental in getting the Congressional Seat back in GOP hands. If anyone in NY GOP circles he was also instrumental in gaining additional NY Congressional Seats.

Long's difficulties lie with the simple fact that you can not erase Bryne as being a card carrying member of the libtard party.

He is a poor candidate, has no messaging and has never called out Addie on her relationships with the progressives friends she maintains out of corrupt NYC.

Middle-Class Mike said...

"John Byrne who should have won last time, will win this time!" Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike'

Anonymous said...

Another unrealistic prediction from No Class...