48th special election

Tomorrow is the day of the big special election in the 48th. Truth be told, one part of me wants Barclay to win because that means we could have someone new, maybe someone in the majority party, in my Assembly district. But not a real big part. Aubertine is the right guy for that district, and maybe the voters will realize it.

The amount of money that has been thrown around in this race is really astonishing. A few years ago, the 49th district race (Valesky vs. Hoffman) brought out something close to $1 million, and that was considered a really big deal for an upstate Senate race. (So, if the 49th has fallen, and the 48th also falls… does that mean the 50th is next?)

Biggest laugh is this endorsement for Barclay from the New York Post – which I’m sure is a very influential publication at the breakfast table up on the dairy farms of the North Country. Wow, talk about downstate media narcissism… For real coverage, see Danger Democrat, who writes about what this election means to the politics of northern New York.