In a campaign season that has seen its share of surprises, this one is the biggest of all. County Executive Kathy Jimino (R) recently endorsed Democratic candidate for Mayor of Troy, Patrick Madden. Given the family connection, this shouldn't be a huge surprise and has been overplayed by the Democrats. No one expects one sibling to campaign against another, or endorse the siblings opponent. Sure, there are ways to do it but this isn't a big PR coup. It may be important for certain votes within the city. That shouldn't be underestimated.
What is a much bigger deal is that Dean Bodnar (R-3) is apparently endorsing Rodney Wiltshire in the WFP candidate's quest for the mayoralityship. The news was announced by Ken Zalewski on Ken's facebook page. Ken welcomed Dean to the Team Troy Family.
This is a brave move for Bodnar, not known for creating much controversy. We should have known though. When we went back to look at the Team Troy photo, it all made sense.
Dean will likely win so Team Troy can claim another victory.
We did call the Gordon camp for a comment: "Fuck You!" We think they're still pissed about the voter profiles.
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