Northern New York Newspapers
Watertown
Ogdensburg
Massena-Potsdam
Lowville
Carthage
Malone
NNY Business
NNY Living
NNY Ads
Sat., Nov. 22
ADVERTISE SUBSCRIBE
Serving the communities of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties, New York
In print daily. Online always.
Related Stories

Smith will hold campaign party

PREV
NEXT
ARTICLE OPTIONS
A A
print this article
e-mail this article

There's only one rule: Don't call it a fundraiser.
Mayoral candidate Jeffrey M. Smith is hosting a "campaign party" on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Savory Downtown, but invitations don't include an appeal for donations and there's no price of admittance.
"If people do wish to donate, that’s their choice," said Mr. Smith, a city councilman. "They don't have to feel obligated. I don’t want them to think I’m in debt to them."
Mr. Smith is taking on incumbent Mayor Jeffrey E. Graham, who has been mayor off and on since 1993. The vote will be held on Nov. 8.
The two candidates are employing contrasting styles to fund their efforts. Mr. Smith said he hasn't yet received any donations, but has spent about $3,000 of his own money on the effort. Mr. Graham, who kicked off his campaign with a fundraiser and took in $4,537 from individual donors, said he is likely to hold another fundraiser sometime after Labor Day.
Mr. Graham said he didn't have any comment on his opponent's fundraising philosophy.
Said Mr. Smith: "I will be asking people for one thing. I’ll be asking them for their vote."

Commenting rules:
  1. Stick to the topic of the article/letter/editorial.
  2. When responding to issues raised by other commenters, do not engage in personal attacks or name-calling.
  3. Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning.
Violators' commenting privileges may be revoked indefinitely. By commenting you agree to our full Terms of Use.
Giveaway
Syracuse Football Tickets Giveaway
Connect with Us
WDT News FeedsWDT on FacebookWDT on TwitterWDT on InstagramWDT for iOS: iPad, iPhone, and iPod touchWDT for Android
Showcase of Homes
Showcase of Homes