Morse, Breslin senate race underway | Politics
COHOES - Flanked by more than 200 supporters in front of the Ogden Mills Apartments in Cohoes, Albany County Legislator Shawn Morse kicked off his campaign for the state senate Wednesday afternoon, saying he wants to "restore integrity and effectiveness" to that institution.
Meanwhile, Senator Neil Breslin (D -Bethlehem), who is currently serving his eighth term in office, says he relishes the opportunity to win re-election.
The Republicans haven't selected a candidate yet, but a GOP official told News Channel 13 Wednesday night that they will soon have a one, even though, for all intents and purposes, the winner of the Democratic Primary between Morse and Breslin will almost certainly breeze to victory in the general election.
There are some political pundits who believe the redistricting of the 44th into Rensselaer County makes it a bit more "blue collar" which might be more friendly to Morse, a firefighter and union rep.
Senator Breslin says, in a presidential election year, he expects as many as 25,000 additional voters, which, he believes, favors him.