NY-26 Update

24 Mar

1: The rural counties of the 26th district – Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming – are hitherto referred to as “GLOW”.

2: The Democratic committees of those counties have endorsed Jon Powers.

3: Jack Davis, who has yet to formally announce his candidacy, has tried to cajole the GLOW committees into changing their minds and endorsing his candidacy.

4: In so doing, Davis has affirmatively insulted Jon Powers (pretty face with no real job) and disregarded Alice Kryzan by omission.

5: The GLOW chairs issued this statement last night:

This is a press release from the 4 Democratic chairs of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties regarding the NY 26th Congressional race. Jack Davis seems to feel the rural counties can be cajoled into rescinding their endorsements of Jon Powers, and the chairs wanted to make it clear that there are no intentions to do so.

6: Now that Tom Reynolds is out, there has been talk of Kathy Hochul possibly running for the seat on the Democratic side. I like Hochul, but wonder why she’d run for an open seat, but was never mentioned until that moment?

7: It’s sort of nice to have a congressional race locally that’s going to get a lot of attention paid to it nationwide. Keeps things interesting, and it’s a way for the region to get national news that doesn’t involve snow, wings, or rust.

6 Responses to “NY-26 Update”

  1. Russell March 24, 2008 at 7:17 am #

    We’ll see what those Chairs’ intentions are once Hochul or some other party hack officially enters the race. It’ll be interesting to see if those rural counties can indeed be cajoled, or if these people are actually true to their word. I have a feeling that wouldn’t bode quite so well for your boy Powers.

  2. peter scott March 24, 2008 at 8:36 am #

    Reynold’s dropping out is probably the worst thing that could have happened to Powers in this race.

  3. hank March 24, 2008 at 2:47 pm #

    Just as in the POTUS contest, Republicans are getting great entertainment from watching Democrats beat up on each other.

    Peter Scott hit the nail on the head. Powers against Reynolds in today’s political climate would have been pretty easy to call.

    Now that Davis is flopping himself into the mix, and someone other than Reynolds will be running as the R candidate, all bets are off.

    Sure will be interesting!

  4. Mike In WNY March 24, 2008 at 3:55 pm #

    Powers seems to have gained the endorsements based on charisma, appearance and the lack of any other candidates at the time. The first two are usually a successful mix to get one elected by an electorate that keeps dancing the same stupid dance over and over again. Perhaps he might use Denise Williams’ song, “Let’s Here It for the Boy”, as his campaign theme.

  5. Jackson Smiles March 24, 2008 at 7:02 pm #

    Mike has obviously never met Powers nor spent time with anyone who has.

  6. Mike In WNY March 24, 2008 at 8:24 pm #

    Jackson, I spoke with a couple of females after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. They were completely enthralled with him and their only concern was whether or not he is single. I have visited his website several times to search for substance. So far, the search has been in vain.

    On the topic of endorsements, the County Democratic parties are doing the voters a great disservice by making endorsements this early. It would be much better to offer voters an informed choice rather than another pretty face ordained by the status quo.

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