The governor may not call for a Special Election, and in fact, may let it go til November, leaving it vacant. The same was done in Eric “Tickle me” Massa’s seat. Cuomo is likely considering the cost to taxpayers and his hope of branding himself a fiscal conservative, and the fact that it is in a largely Republican district. For the GOP to jump ahead and endorse Corwin is premature, and did not enable a proper vetting of all all the prospective candidates for the 26th Congressional seat. Now, with or without Tea Party support, David Bellavia and possibly Jack Davis appear to be forging ahead with a third party run, which will make it a four-way race, splitting the line. We wish the Erie GOP and its Chair Nick Langworthy had heeded the warning. Unlike most of our reps, Jane Corwin is no monkey. Considering her mostly conservative voting record and the fair amount of support she has, she just may have received the TEA Party endorsement. Now, however, a TP endorsement is moot, and again, Davis and Bellavia appear to be forging ahead.
We don’t generally support third party lines, though we did contemplate it for the sake of having a true advocate on our behalf, which is something the good people of WNY deserve and have lacked for all too long. But some people believe TEANewYork is behind a 3rd party run, and not the ones sounding the warning bells. If that’s you, take a listen:
Rus Thompson – Opinions on Congressional Election http://audio.wben.com/hosting/media/wben/1578676/0224-650am-rus-thompson.mp3