UPDATE: This just in: Senator Gillibrand has revoked her endorsement of Patrick Madden saying it was "a private moment between politicians and not meant for the public." Developing.
United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand endorsed Democratic mayoral candidate Patrick Madden today. Saying that: “Patrick Madden has the experience and strong values needed to continue moving Troy forward.. He is a uniquely qualified professional who knows exactly what it takes to encourage growth and develop Troy’s neighborhoods. Under his leadership, Troy’s city government can focus on improving the quality of life throughout the Collar City.” The Senator went on to say, "This guy kicks ass!"
The man who ultimately lost to a very unpopular Cuomo, Rob Astorino, has endorsed GOP candidate Jim Gordon. Astorino is the Westchester County Executive.
So lets get this straight. Madden has been endorsed by a woman who won her congressional seat in the wake of Congressman John Sweeney's own Domestigate.
Wiltshire was endorsed by a woman who took on the state political machine and captured a third of that vote, surprising everyone.
Gordon was endorsed by some dude that lost to a highly unpopular governor in a very overwhelming Republican year. We'll take the Gillibrand endorsement for obvious reasons. It's not like we want to hold her down or anything but...
The Teachout endorsement may be the most valuable. The WFP and allied unions have been pumping cash into Wiltshire's campaign. The State Democratic Committee has not been generous to Madden. Gordon has received a decent amount of cash from the State Republican Committee.
ORPHANED PUSH POLL
The notorious push poll that took direct aim at WFP nominee Rodney Wiltshire has not been claimed. Nothing that could remotely be an expenditure on such a poll has appeared on any of the 11 Day Pre General Election disclosures. Shocking, that. A campaign law violation. However, the Gordon camp has not filed their disclosure as of this afternoon. Maybe it's their baby.