Delayed by a Rochester Town Board meeting where he spoke about Video Lottery Terminal gambling, David O’Halloran arrived at a county-wide GOP gathering just in time to be appointed vice-chair of Ulster County Republican Committee. He was tasked with fundraising on behalf of Terry Bernardo and the rest of incumbent Republican legislators. May he remember that St. Patrick banished all snakes from Ireland; may he do the same by banishing all snakes from the Ulster County Republican Party. May he enjoy the luck of the Irish today and throughout the year!
“Thelma tells me Tim Bunch, a young prison guard who attends our church and is a good, strong conservative republican may be interested in running for Town of Rochester supervisor against the incumbent – can’t bring his name up right now – but check Tim (Timothy Bunch) out. I don’t know what kind of a chance he has but he is interested.”
Apparently, Terry Bernardo is mad at Kurt Myers of Herkimer County who – this last Wednesday – set fire to his apartment, casually strolled into a barbershop and opened fire, killing two and injuring two others, then drove a mile up the road and worked his shotgun again, killing two more at a car-care shop on the main drag in the village. You see, the rampage put a kink in Terry’s plan to make an appearance at a pro-gun rally to be held there.
People are starting to toss their hats in the ring. Manuela Michailescu officially announced her run in District 21 (Rochester and East Wawarsing). Now there is a lot of buzz around Troy Dunn, who is expected to enter – rather sooner than later – the county legislative race, in the same district. According to a top level Ulster GOP leader, this is a 90% done deal. Both Troy’s parents served in the Ulster County Legislature.
– Jon Dogar-Marinesco