The race for Executive is almost over and it's just early May. Hein may walk into the Democratic convention unopposed and will have his huge campaign fund intact to spread his campaign message forward this November. On the Republican side you have two candidates, Len Bernardo and Glenn Noonan fighting it out. The party leaders want Bernardo, I expect Noonan to fight the hard fight and walk away with the party's nomination in September. Either way it's Hein in a landslide this November.
The race for Comptroller is a little more interesting, David Donaldson, a veteran politician who has a pretty solid track record and Elliott Auerbach, the manager for the Village of Ellenville are facing off in a primary for the Democratic nomination this September. While no GOP challenger has stepped up yet, I expect one will this week. Smart money says Tom Turco or Jim Quigley will be the GOP candidate.