While waiting for her opponent to be chosen in September, Assemblywoman Addie Russell is busy making the rounds, visiting a senior fair on the Res and touring Psyc Center property in the Burg the city hopes to take title to under recently passed legislation.
With Mayor Wayne Ashley on Waterfront Property Now Owned by the State
Ms. Russell will likely face her last rival, John Byrne, who is widely thought the favorite in a GOP primary that includes bobsledder Russ Finley and former prison official and Legislator William Sheridan.
The Russell PR machine is tuned up this year after a lethargic bid in 2014 in which she barely survived reelection. Her biggest impediment is gone, but the memory of former Speaker Silver and her support of him at the time of his arrest will be in the background. Ms. Russell has arrows in her quivver, as in her 2014 claim to be the only candidate never arrested, somethng she may choose to elaborate on this time.