Monday, October 8, 2012

Robin Andrews' Ascent In State Senate Race Picks Up Steam

It is clear that Robin Andrews campaign for State Senate is kicking into high gear.

An article appeared in the Post-Star this week titled:

"With GOP primary over, Democratic candidate eyes shot at state Senate"

A few quotes from the article:
“I’m interested in looking forward, not at what’s already happened,” Andrews said Thursday while sitting on a couch at Saratoga Coffee Traders in Saratoga Springs, a reference to the 2011 vote to legalize gay marriage, the vote widely credited with ending McDonald’s re-election bid.

Andrews, a married lesbian, doesn’t think the race is about social issues, though her left-leaning stances on gay marriage and abortion are in stark contrast to those of the much more conservative Marchione. She admits it’s ironic she’s running for the seat of the only GOP senator ousted because of his vote on the issue.

“The real difference is, I bring the business experience,” said Andrews, who has operated a financial consulting firm for more than a decade that works with multiple national publications, when asked about what differentiates her from the longtime county clerk.

“The dynamics have changed without a doubt,” said Saratoga County Democratic Committee Chairman Todd Kerner, while labeling Marchione right-wing."

“I think we have a good chance at picking up this seat,” said Washington County Democratic Committee Chairman Sheila Comar.

Read the full story in the Post-Star