Gov. Cuomo backs McCarthy for Schenectady mayor
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has endorsed fellow Democrat Gary McCarthy for mayor of Schenectady.
“Gary McCarthy has demonstrated, by virtue of his hard work and commitment to common sense, his ability to lead Schenectady during these difficult times,” Cuomo said in a press release.
“In his time as acting mayor, Gary has repeatedly proven his competence and willingness to make the tough calls,” the governor said.
-- Kathleen Moore
Milton supervisor's campaign coffers empty
All the money from Milton Supervisor Frank Thompson's defunct political campaign has been spent.
Thompson, whose political career essentially ended in September when he lost a battle for the Republican Primary, now has a campaign fund balance of zero, according to the latest filing with the state Board of Elections.
During the 21-day reporting period he spent $514.36. He spent almost $5 on Board of Election mailings, presumably his campaign filings, donated $239 to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, gave $150 to Republican Milton Town Board candidate Ben Zlotnick, gave $100 to the Waterford Republican Committee and spent $20 closing his campaign's bank account.
While he still has two months left in office, this marks the end of a political career that was supposed to have elevated him to the chairmanship of the county Board of Supervisors in 2012. After a fight for the Republican nomination, though, he will not appear on any ballots in the general election next week.
Interestingly, Zlotnick is also a failed Republican candidate this year, after his petitions were rejected.
-- David Lombardo
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