Since I’ve been writing about the Democrat kerfuffle here in NY-24, I figured I should give you the latest update.
Yesterday, the full state Board of Elections ruled that DCCC-backed candidate Juanita Perez Williams had enough valid signatures to be on the primary ballot.
On Tuesday a Board of Elections panel made that recommendation, so I figured the full board would agree.
So despite the local Democrat party selecting Dana Balter – a visiting professor at Syracuse University – the DCCC succeeded in elbowing them out of the way.
Of course they did.
Now, don’t get me wrong.
I’m not a supporter of Dana Balter.
She’s a Democrat who wants to “stand up to Donald Trump.”
I guess 3.9% unemployment, the potential for peace on the Korean peninsula, the destruction of ISIS and a booming economy really annoy her.
Balter is a Leftist activist and one of the organizers of a local group that was established to oppose President Trump after he was elected.
Sounds like a charmer, doesn’t she?
But what irritates me about this is the Democrat Caucus in DC strong-arming local Democrats to get a shameless political climber onto the ballot. And that’s precisely what Juanita Perez Williams is.
She doesn’t give two craps about NY-24.
All Juanita cares about is Juanita Perez Williams.
And after a humiliating loss in the Syracuse Mayor’s race last November, Juanita hopes to use NY-24 as a stepping-stone to a larger political career.
Bottom line is neither Balter nor Perez Williams is running to represent the citizens of NY-24.
Balter is running to “stand up to Donald Trump” – in other words, she’s part of the ResistanceLOL.
Meanwhile, Perez Williams is running a vanity campaign.
There is a benefit, however, in having a primary between these two Leftists here in NY-24.
If the Syracuse mayoral race is any indication, underhanded attacks will probably be common in this primary. I also think both Democrats are going to try and out-“Leftie” each other. And in the November election, that will hurt the Democrats — no matter which of these broads wins.
NY-24 encompasses much more than deeply blue Syracuse.
And being an unhinged Leftist may play well here in the Salt City, but it won’t be in the rest of NY-24.
But to tell you the truth, I don’t even know if it will play well here in Syracuse. After all, Juanita lost the mayor’s race to an Independent in a blow-out.
And those negative attacks will come in handy when Republican Congressman John Katko runs against whomever wins.
Hat tip Syracuse.com
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