As Tuesday's Democratic Primary looms, the campaigns of three candidates for the Syracuse Mayoral Race were busy trying to get their word out today. In addition to fulfilling his duties as City Councilor, Pat Hogan planned on attending a rally today on a key campaign topic.
“Syracuse Firefighters have a rally at station house seven which was closed by the mayor and then there will be a kick-off rally basically to try and take back the city and put the city in a new direction starting tomorrow.”
A Syracuse University political science expert says the maneuvering by Onondaga County Republicans to keep a ballot line open in November without naming a candidate could work for and against the party.
Professor Grant Reeher of the Maxwell School of Citizenship says it is a bit unusual, and could also be risky:
Syracuse’s Democratic state lawmakers say Mayor Stephanie Miner has been a tireless advocate of Syracuse and a close partner in government.
Assemblymembers Bill Magnarelli and Sam Roberts, plus Senator Dave Valesky endorsed Miner’s campaign for re-election today in front of H.W. Smith school. The building is the last to be renovated under phase one of the massive Joint Schools Construction Project. Bill Magnarelli says Miner made sure legislation for phase two made it through the legislature: