I'm delighted to report that I just met the Democrat in the race, Howard Leib. He's a Dryden resident willing to take on the challenge of running in this severely gerrymandered district. Not only that, but he was one of the plaintiffs in the case trying to stop the state from drawing gerrymandered districts, which had more success on the Congressional level than at the State level.
Leib is clearly willing to speak his mind, which is a stark contrast to Seward's frequent efforts to make everyone happy at minimum cost to his Republican State Senate team. It's a huge challenge - it takes three and a half hours just to drive across the district! - but I'd really like to see this be Howard Leib's year, not Jim Seward's walk.Posted by simon at June 19, 2012 5:13 PM in politics (state)