Friday, September 23, 2016

Russell Not Making the Mistakes She Made Last Time

    With a two way race now set, Assemblywoman Addie Russell came out within hours with a statement decrying Albany corruption after yesterday's bombshell arrests of nine insiders on bribery charges.
    Included in the roundup was Joseph Percoco, often called the third Cuomo brother, and officials of COR development, a firm with ties in the 116th  AD. I wouldn't expect anyone doing campaign appearances with the Governor this year.
     Ms. Russell also points to a vote on stripping pensions from convicted pols in her direct mail piece out this week. Fighting corruption is listed as one of her four central themes.
    Clearly, its an effort to ward off the expected redux of her unfortunate defense of then Speaker Sheldon Silver , when she dismissed prosecution as political.
    Look for corruption and her acquiescing to NYC interests as themes of opponent John Byrne who was seen this week pressing the flesh at a Chamber After Hours event in Watertown. Mr. Byrne wasted no time on Facebook alluding to the latest Albany scandal.
     The Russell mail piece hits the usual chords of school aid, cutting taxes for small business, capping property taxes and bringing home the bacon in aid for local infrastructure projects.
      The photo array is the candidate with kids, farmers, seniors and cops, and the theme is counting on Addie "to fight for the North Country."
       However the embrace of fighting corruption is a key theme. This is a different campaign from two years ago, with a different team behind the scenes.
       As this is one of only two contested local races, we will try to relay themes and strategies as they come our way.
Addie for Assembly: Assemblywoman Russell: North Country residents deserve an honest goverment

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Leave the analysis to the professionals Jeff. PerryKos will set us straight.

Anonymous said...

Of course she is running a better sales pitch. Her man, Mr Silver, is kind of out of the loop. He hasn't been able to book parties for her much of late. And she has been smart enough, this time, to downplay the fact that she is a NYC owned servant of the Party. I'm sure the boyz miss her, but don't fret, she will be back right after the election. Adelaide is part of the corrupt scum nest that is Albany. Don't gripe. We have been willing participants.

Anonymous said...

Hilarious posting today by Adelaide, telling us how she hates the Albany corruption situation. What a complete bunch of BS. Addie, you worked every party the scum down there ever had. You knew. Don't pretend to be some inexperienced servant to the NYC bosses. I don't think you missed a single party. Yet now, you want to pretend you weren't even there. Dishonest.

Anonymous said...

North Country First? Does that mean she's going to be providing maid service to north country boys? I don't see it. Once you get a taste for them NYC parties, you ain't coming back to this area.

Anonymous said...

Addie already made her bed with shelly silver, no she has to pay the piper. Byrne will ride on Trumps wave to victory.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter she is tied into lock stock and barrel this awful corrupt NYS Democratic machine.

Anonymous said...

Russell claims to be weary of the corruption in Albany.

No she isn't; and the local movers & shakers aren't done with Albany corruption, either.

Because they refuse to take steps to end the hold Albany has on their throats.

Why must one play by rules established by rule-breakers?

Home governance is one answer. Let the dead bury the dead. There is no obligation to accept abuse. D-I-V-O-R-C-E.

Anonymous said...

217.. Why would Trump even consider endorsing or throw any support towards a democrat like Byrnes. Has he openly supported Trump in any way except wearing a Tie... Why would the Republican Party endorse a democrat... I,m sorry I just learned he re-registered and is now a Republican/