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All is quiet on the state legislative front

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A conversation I had earlier today with the St. Lawrence County Democratic chairman perfectly illustrates the difficulties that both parties are having in fielding candidates to take on incumbents.
I told Mark Bellardini that I was working on a story about whether the party had candidates in mind for the five — count them, five — state legislative districts that touch parts of St. Lawrence County and don't currently have an announced Democratic challenger.
"No comment," Mr. Bellardini said.
I told Mr. Bellardini that I'd have to put him down saying that he had no comment on whether the party was going to put up candidates.
He said that I shouldn't tell anyone that we had even spoken — in essence, he wanted to respond with no comment, and do that off the record.
"This conversation never happened," he said.
I didn't agree to that restricting. He hung up.
Other party chairs in the north country, on both sides of the political aisle, have been more forthright about a simple and undeniable fact about state legislative races: Other than Democrat Amy Tresidder's campaign against Republican state Sen. Patty Ritchie, this should be a quiet run-up to Nov. 6.
If you know of any candidates, reach me at bamaral@wdt.net or (315) 661-2347

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