"A government big enough to give you everything you want,
is big enough to take away everything you have"
Friday, May 23, 2008
The leading potential candidate for the open seat in the 118th Assembly district race, Patty Ritchie, is stepping out of the race.
It is reported Ritchie had the most favorable showing of both parties in a couple polls of the voters making her the leading potential candidate in both Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties. Despite the showing, Ritchie could not gain the support of the two GOP chairs in either county.
Ritchie is said to be making an official announcement on Tuesday at 10:00 in Canton, and late word from St. Lawrence County is Dave Button, Town of Canton Supervisor is reconsidering his entry into the race. A decision by Button to enter the race would force a primary with Clayton native Bobby Cantwell who has already announced his candidacy.
The departure of GOP Ritchie and Democrat John Burns leaves this race wide open and too close to call for any political observer.
at 5:36 PM