Tuesday, October 18, 2016
WDT: Byrne Outlines Platform to 260, Russell Takes Mail and TV Hits Unanswered
GOP Assembly hopeful John Byrne tells the Times he favors regional high schools (never happen without getting rid of present district structure), wants more state aid for schools, wants to end START UP NY and of course opposes the legislative pay raise which looks like it will take effect January 1 anyway so if elected he will get it without having to support it.
This race is simple from his point of view. If you don't like Shelly Silver, vote for me.
For Ms. Russell, time is running short and as two years ago, Mr. Byrne appears to be finishing strong.
You can't win if there is a perceived character gap and while Mr. Byrne's life is a cypher to most voters, she is being defined.
Today there is a brief thirty minute TV debate. Let's see if the gloves come off.