Assemblywoman Addie Russell ventured to the second floor at 260 this week, a venue not in the past feeling the love for her....This year this seems to have changed and Ms. Russell outlined her ideas for revamping the state's economic development plans and suggested a gradual transition to countywide school districts instead of the current superintendent-every-five-miles system.
Ms Russell has to out run her ill considered remarks about Sheldon Silver two years ago as that is at the heart of opponent John Byrne's very tradition upstate-downstate campaign.
However, the incumbent is better able to discuss real policy and has honed her speaking skills and is now an effective presenter.
There is a 30 minute joint appearance Tuesday on FOX 28 which will be the only side by side comparison available to voters.
Given the closeness two years ago in the race, it's hard to predict what will happen here.