Some may have been surprised at the spy-versus-spy revelations between the county executive and the county comptroller, but this stuff has been going on forever.
Campaign finance and term limits, two issues near and dear to elected officials in county government, are currently working their way through the Ulster County legislative sausage factory. As with most births, much labor and some pain can be expected.
Should Gerry Benjamin, 73, and in the deep twilight of a long and distinguished career, resign or retire? I don’t think so.
I don’t think Degado will be the punching bag Zephyr Teachout turned out to be two years ago.
It appears we will have a contest for the soul of the Democratic Party in September if VanBlarcum gets enough valid signatures on his petitions.
I don’t think it takes a political scientist to figure out how Delgado won this thing. He laid it out at one of the innumerable debates among the candidates. “I am the one man on this stage that has the fundraising ability and the organization to win in November,” he told the audience.
Why did Joe Maloney switch? He told me the Democrats listened to him while the Republicans marched in lockstep.
Hugh sizes up the Democratic Congressional primary race.
It would appear that running for Congress is good for your health. After months and months of grueling campaigning, the Democratic candidates in the local congressional primary are in pretty good shape, however harried and weary at this point.
Congressman John Faso, facing a difficult campaign against the opponent who emerges from the seven-way Democratic primary, has embraced VanBlarcum like a long-lost brother.