Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sheridan Leads in Bid to Oppose Russell

        Elections can prove interesting and so it is with the GOP nomination in the 116th AD......William Sheridan leads by seven votes over John Byrne in unofficial returns with absentees and other paper yet to be counted.
        The former SLC Legislator, prison employee, and legislative aide ran  a come from behind effort as both men spent tens of thousands of dollars on the primary that barely topped ten percent turnout among the district's Republican faithful.
        The winner will face Assemblywoman Addie Russell.
         Former Olympic bobsledder Russ Finley finished third.
         Since he seemed well organized, I assume Mr. Sheridan had the better absentee game in play and if his margin holds the issue remains of Mr. Byrne still on the ballot on the three me-too lines.
         Russell insiders had expected a possible Sheridan win and will face a fall campaign centered on the assertion the incumbent is more in tune with downstate Dems than her NNY constituency.
         The lack of interest on the Republican side along with antipathies between the candidates don't bode well for the GOP, but in an anti incumbent year, and with an effective anti-downstate message, Mr. Sheridan may find traction.
        Got to wait for the final results though, as things can change easily. I wouldn't put a check mark next to anyone's name yet in this race.
       

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mayor, Just as long as the Finley signs are taken down promptly it will all work out. Russ can run for town board some day and see if he has any better luck. Perhaps even get a job as an Addie staffer. Byrne was all we had 2 years ago, and now finally a Republican with little name recognition puts in a very successful bid to take the primary. Hopefully he worked his absentee ballots as well as his ground game. Time will tell.

Anonymous said...

Sheridan was almost okay with me, till he started naming all the local REP hacks. The inside Kabali Gang. The same guys who pushed you aside Jeff. Screw him. I didn't want Addie again, till now.

Anonymous said...

The last thing we need is a continuation of a representative who wears fishnets to meetings of her NYC owners.

Anonymous said...

AJR will beat either Byrne or Sherrydooo who wants to double dip and thinks public agencies. In an industrial park is economic development ..

Anonymous said...

Looks like a win-win for Republicans! We either get the lying, cheating, stealing barkeep Byrne, or the double-dipping crony Sheridan. Great job guys!