Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Less Than A Week Left!
We are down to the final week until primary day in Kingston. On the Democratic side it's Democrat Shayne Gallo facing off against the very well funded but not very well known Hayes Clement.
Gallo, who already has the endorsements of the Independence and Working Families party, is running on his strong roots to this community, his wide range of experience in both the public and private sector and his readiness to do the job on day one, with no need for one the job training. Gallo has promised to improve our quality of life, clean up midtown, put beat cops on the streets and foster a climate that puts people first.
Clement, new to the scene is approaching the race a bit differently, he is catering to a more elitist crowd, promoting the arts and hoping the good ol' boy network that is backing him will help swoop him into office. Hayes is spreading a lot of money around, I even hear that he he has bought tv ads for the primary. Hayes' camapign is well organized, he is not to be underestimated.
The Republican primary is anyone's guess. The beginning of the race I thought Cahill would win the primary in a walk but Andi Turco Levin is fighting hard to hang on to the GOP line. Polocco is everywhere and his candidacy is gaining momentum. Any of the three could win this primary, it is way to close to call. Jean Jacobs, who is a nice lady has an uphill battle, Jean could take away some votes from Levin. We will have to wait and see.
Tuesday can't come fast enough, I think one thing all six candidates are agreeable on is they just want to get the primary over and done with.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 5:29 AM