The GOP announced its fall line up tonight to a crowd of slightly more than a 100 at the Jefferson County dinner held at the North Side Improvement League.
There appears to be no primaries likely to occur.
Candidate for 23rd Congressional Seat - John McHugh
Candidate for 48th Senate District - David Renzi
Candidate for 122nd Assembly District - Dede Scozzafava
Candidate for 118th Assembly District - Bobby Cantwell
Cantwell's speech was brief and he asked for everyone's support and laid his platform out for healthcare, housing and the St. Lawrence River.
Senate Candidate Dave Renzi
David Renzi delivered a very passionate speech with the hint of his campaign theme; "Everyone will have a voice." He emphasized to the GOP faithful that his campaign will be a local campaign, dealing with the issues that are important to the people at home and letting local people have their say on the issues. The crowd responded warmly and enthusiastically when Dave announced his campaign will be run by local people and the 48th Senate district campaign would no longer be held hostage to outside interests.
Dave looked ahead to his platform in an aggressive and confident manner. He promised a forward thinking and positive campaign that would focus on solutions to lower property taxes, and based in family values while forming a vision for our communities with good jobs. He talked of quality schools and an educational process that produced talented young people who will find better job opportunities closer to their home.
He closed by acknowledging his underdog status and there was little question in his mind this would be a tough fight, but he is ready and this is a fight for his community that is worth having.
Also tonight, the GOP was pleased to announce and welcome friends in labor, Central Tades had a table at the dinner.
"A government big enough to give you everything you want,
is big enough to take away everything you have"