Marchione Endorsement 4/2
How late? We got the announcement at 11:11 p.m. I'm sure we'll have more on this
Malta was one of the local town Republican committees that publicly voiced their disapproval of McDonald about a month ago and declared he would not receive their endorsement.
McDonald also lost the endorsement of the Saratoga County Conservative Party in the wake of his votes on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax plan and the marriage quality bill.
Marchione, who was Halfmoon's supervisor before she became County Clerk in 1997, said she's running because she thinks Saratoga County has lost a consistent, conservative voice in the Senate and she feels she can provide that. So do the Malta Republicans.
“Kathy is a model public servant and was wholeheartedly supported by the Malta Republican Committee," Malta GOP Chairman Bill Smith said in a statement. "We believe that she will represent not only the 43rd Senate District but the people of the State of New York by bringing a conservative voice back to Albany.”
For those keeping score at home, Marchione now has the endorsements of the Malta, Halfmoon, Ballston and Town of Saratoga Republican Committees. McDonald has been backed by the Stillwater and Washington County Republicans. He's also been endorsed by the state Independence Party.
The last time I spoke with Saratoga County Republican Committee Chairman Jasper Nolan – about a week ago – he said that committee likely wouldn't be making an endorsement in the race until mid-April. I'll follow up with him Monday and see if that has changed.
Until next time,