The two candidates for New York State’s 58th Senate district, Amanda Kirchgessner and Michael Lausell, made a public appearance at a forum in Ithaca before voters head to the polls on Sept. 13 to decide which of the two Democrats will appear on the ballot in November.
Lawmakers have closed the doors of the state house for 2018. Local Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton spoke with The Ithaca Times about her thoughts on the year's session and what lies ahead in this election cycle.
Last week, the sun set on the statehouse in Albany as legislators left the chamber marred in partisan gridlock leaving hopes of major legislative achievements by Democrats or Republicans up in the air amid midterm elections that could change the partisan landscape of the state government.
Digital Post from Ithaca.com on June 24, 2018:
Here we are folks – Primary Day is tomorrow, June 26th. We know some Democrats around the district may still be having a difficult time deciding who they want to represent them in the midterm election against Republican incumbent, Tom Reed, this November. So we sent our embedded man in D.C., Vaughn Golden, out on a whirlwind tour of NY-23 to conduct final interviews with the candidates before the vote on June 26th.