Sunday, October 9, 2016

WDT: HOTLINE Interview Sparks Scrutiny of GOP Candidate

    The HOTLINE got an honorable mention on the front page of the WDT today as scribe Brian Molongoski wrote a tome about the 116AD Assembly race. The race between John Byrne and incumbent Addie Russell seems to focus on GOP criticism of her voting record and the Democrat bringing into focus Mr. Byrne's past which brought him here some years ago from Oneonta where he had failed businesses and run-ins with state regulators.
       Ms. Russell's excoriation of Mr. Byrne on the HOTLINE made news, and the Republican has said he will come on soon to return fire.
      Funniest spin line comes from a good man...GOP Chair Don Coon says Mr. Byrne's business dealings are off limits because of Ms. Russell's unfamiliarity in running a business.
       Voters need to know how candidates got to where they are now in asking for the trust of the public.
       It's as much an issue as Ms. Russell's voting record or professional history, and we will see how the GOP candidate does on taking it to his foe when he visits the HOTLINE soon.
Watertown Daily Times | Assembly race heating up amid feud over Byrne business history, Russell voting record

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Addie has years of experience running businesses...into the ground via oppressive taxes and state mandates, red tape and one sided laws.

Anonymous said...

So Coon condoned deceiving consumers? Is that how he runs his business?

Byrne deceived his patrons for his own personal gain. You don't need to be in business to understand that. His past practices will suit him well in Albany.

Anonymous said...

The only thing we have to know is Adelaide's complete and total subservience to her NYC owners. There is no position she is willing to support if ordered to. She is not a representative of the people of NNY, but a political plaything of the NYC Democrat machine. Hey, there's an ashtray over here that's dirty, Dear.

Anonymous said...

"Voters need to know how candidates got to where they are now in asking for the trust of the public.", so says Jeff. Unless it's trump of course...

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

The only thing that needs close scrutiny is AM 1240 (the HOTLINE and LIVE @ FIVE) shows to see how much in the tank the two hosts are for Trump and examine the free air time they provide him daily ...

Where is the FCC when you need them???

Anonymous said...

Regardless if you like Addie or not, if John wins the whole North Country will lose. We see how useless a republican is in the assembly with Ken. Without Addie we will really get nothing. Sad reality so if you want things to get even worse Vote for John.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Danny, the hot Line and Live at Five are the main competitors to CBS, NBC and ABC news networks all over the country. Indeed where IS the FCC??!

Anonymous said...

Addie is a lawyer who worked for the Conboy Bachman firm before she was elected as Assembly Member.
I think that her main flaw in the north Country that will cost her votes is her support of the Safe Act. If you travel on Mill street you will see a hand written sign saying that she voted for this. Lots of people in the North Country have had repeal safe act signs on their lawns for years now. I wonder if all these people vote for Byrne if it will be enough for him to win.
Addie also supported The state Democratic leader who is not in jail for using his office improperly.
While she uses saving jobs in one of her ads, there were other business failures where she was not present to save them. Did she effect anything with Ponderosa? How about the small second hand shops in and near downtown Watertown? Mall businesses have closed where I saw no presence of Addie there to help save them or assist employees to get other jobs.
The "help business" card is selective. She should not be seen as a great source for the growth of new good paying jobs in the north Country. She has done little to help low paid people increase their wages save simply supporting the raising of the minimum wage which has yet to effect the North Country-only NYC.
I did not see her comment on Elyse Stefanik's effort to have less red tape in inspecting ballast water entering the
river and Lakes. She has stayed well away from any green energy projects leaving them to so called local decisions. It's great to define such issues as an Assembly member, isn't it. What about helping Lafargeville's salt in the water problem. I don't think anything was EXPEDITED by the state by her Involvement(?) here.
Farming and school systems seem to be her priority. The first is getting more expensive and the second is getting to be the big businesses in the north Country.

Anonymous said...

Right on 10:57!