The final two weeks of the AD 116 race will be interesting....Interesting to see whether internal polling we don't see drives incumbent Addie Russell to go negative and define her largely unknown opponent in more negative terms now that John Byrne has gone full bore trying to define her as the NNY embodiment of Sheldon Silver.
I've thought the reluctance to use opposition research two years ago nearly cost Ms. Russell the seat.
In the largely issueless campaign this year, the visage of Mr. Silver is all over TV spots and mailers.
Ms. Russell has sought to bill herself as a hard working lawmaker who gets results for constituents. Her commercials have stressed aiding small business and saving jobs.
Mr. Byrne is doing the HOTLINE on Friday, and that's likely the last such appearance by either candidate in a race that will be fought out on the airwaves and in mailboxes.