What makes local elections sometimes unpredictable is that party-enrolled voters are more likely to cross party lines in local elections than they might when voting for state or national candidates.
Town GOP chair to step down; Seth Turner heads to Long Island; Myers versus Kraft for town justice?; Free ride for town board?
Saugerties Republicans have a lot to worry about.
Saugerties’ political columnist weighs in an uncontested race, knowing where your district is, odd ballot positions and an electric car charging station.
A spurned candidate, cross-endorsements, appointment speculation… We’re five weeks away from the election and things are finally coming into focus in the races for town supervisor and town board.
Two years ago, Saugerties’ three incumbent county legislators ran without serious opposition. This year will be different.
Two current board members with a friendly relationship will face off for supervisor … why wasn’t Lamb cross-endorsed? … thoughts on why the GOP won’t be caucusing this year and what impact that might have on the election … an explanation for the brief “Helsmoortel for Town Clerk” talk … what will the conservatives do?
Saugerties politics are not for the faint of heart.
Saugerties Conservatives gain power…an appealing appointment…Wikileaks…Republican outreach…term limits
Former Democratic house speaker Tip O’Neill famously said that “all politics is local.” But local candidates ignoring the effect of