Thursday, July 19, 2007
Don Wise gets GOP nod, Woerner still emerges victorious
The town of Ulster held their annual caucus Wednesday night to select candidates for town offices and about 256 Republicans participated in what was a true act of democracy. The notable race was for town of Ulster Supervisor, where Incumbent Democratic Supervisor Nick Woerner was challenging Donald Wise for the Republican line. Neither candidate a member of the Republican party but Mr. Wise, a registered Conservative had been endorsed by the GOP's executive committee. (Donald Wise left the Conservative party, after Woerner was given the nod over him.) In the end, Wise was chosen to be the Republican candidate by a vote of 143-86. First let me wish Mr. Wise a congratulations and I'll be watching this race closely. But, let's be honest, this is not a lose for Supervisor Woerner, an incumbent Democrat walked into the lion's den and pulled close to 40% of the vote. It really shows the broad-range support that Nicky has. I'll tell you right now with the exception of maybe Vincent Guido, Wise would not have pulled any votes at the Ulster Democratic caucus. At best, Wise has an uphill battle to defeat the widely popular Supervisor.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 12:09 AM