A notable elected official from St. Lawrence County has said that Senator Darrel Aubertine told him that he is in the race for the 23rd Congressional district seat.
This may not come as a surprise to many who are anticipating his announcement, but this confirmation comes directly from Senator Aubertine this morning while he was in St. Lawrence County.
There has been no mention for weeks about any alternate candidate for the Democratic Party other than speculation about, as well as, field clearing for an Aubertine candidacy. Any selection process the Democrats claim to have is nothing but a fallacy
A push poll was reported in Oswego County with callers receiving an upbeat message about Aubertine and derogatory messages about GOP potentials. This is a clear signal that the Democratic Party is gearing up for a nasty campaign by testing what opponent's negatives will spark a rise with the voters, which in turn sets the stage for their attack.
On the GOP side, the decision for the candidate is tight between Doheny and Scozzafava with a last minute surge by sleeper candidate Paul Maroun. Jefferson County has become the clear battleground for the nomination of the GOP candidate.