Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Republicans to Nominate Democrat Al Spain for Supervisor
It should hardly be a surprise to political observers. "Democrat" Al Spain who is employed by the Republican Mayor of Troy, has been nominated by the Town Republican Committee for Supervisor. The other obvious headline here is as we predicted, goodbye to Mark Evers political career.
Evers was trying to engineer another Republican endorsement after he and his allies took control last year by turning the Democratic Party over to the GOP. The result placed Evers on all four major party lines in an effort to make the November election meaningless. Spain, along with Lou Desso and Evers were the coalition candidates whose circumvention of voter choice gave rise to the Greenbush Party. This party was created by citizens who understood what was happening to the November ballot with these backroom deals and acted to create a new party ballot line which drew more votes than any other single party line in the November contest.
Now voters should expect that the GOP will again assault the Democratic process by attempting to win the Democratic Party line at the party caucus later this year. The difference this time is that the same group, noticeably weaker than before, has dumped Evers and will likely try again to deny voter choice by now assaulting the Democratic caucus in an effort to secure the four major lines once again.
The impact of this endorsement which finds Republicans unable to win elections with members of their own party, is again an exercise in corruption of the democratic process and a denial of voter choice. The Democratic Party is not likely to accept another attempt by Republicans to seize control of their ballot line. They re-doubled their efforts to defeat GOP supported committee candidates run by Al Spain's brother Jeff whose slate went down to a stunning defeat in last year's committee races. Brother Jeff, who was the Chairman of the Democratic Committee gave away thousands in party funds to charities after his slate's defeat in an effort to cripple the new Democratic team.
Stay tuned voters. North Greenbush elections will again be the center of the political universe in Rensselaer County.
UPDATE :Murphy ahead by 25 votes over Tedisco.
It's Minnesota all over again! See the results here.
Posted by The North Greenbush Pipeline at 6:00 AM