Niagara Gazette — • UNITED STATES SENATOR: Democrat and City of Troy resident Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand is being challenged by Republican and NYC resident Wendy Long, and that creates a problem for me.
I am old enough to remember the good old days of upstate Democrat Patrick Moynihan and downstate Republican Alphonse D’Amato, along with the days of leaving the kitchen where if mom didn’t give you what you wanted then you go out to the garage where dad would – or vice-versa.
We need an upstate Republican senator to balance the downstate Democrat Senator Chuck Shumer so that whoever has the senate, we have our guy – or gal. I see this one as a coin toss – even though it would be nice to have a Republican Congress and a Democrat White House – or vice versa.
• UNITED STATES PRESIDENT: Jesse Jackson once said that we could live with anybody in the White House if we have our fair share of good representation at the local level. There is little doubt that no matter which way we vote in western New York, the Democrats will get all of the electoral votes, so stating a preference is moot. Given the way that the neck-and-neck polls are in the nation today, the mid-term election will be just as important as this one.
Enjoy yourselves; and your results.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ken Hamilton's endorsements do not reflect the views of the Niagara Gazette.Contact Ken Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.