CAMILLUS — At Erie Canal Park, an indication informs guests that Camillus Touchdown is midway between Albany and Buffalo alongside the canal.
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, who headlined an out of doors rally Saturday for state Senate candidate John Mannion, seen the signal — and included it into his message urging the fiftieth district’s voters to assist the Geddes Democrat.
“John is midway to Albany,” DiNapoli stated.
The state comptroller has endorsed Mannion within the fiftieth district, which incorporates components of Cayuga and Onondaga counties. The Senate race is a precedence for each events. Republicans wish to retain the seat they’ve held for greater than a half-century, whereas Democrats view it as a pickup alternative so as to add to their Senate majority.
The fiftieth district seat has been vacant this 12 months after the resignation of Bob Antonacci, who’s now a state Supreme Courtroom choose. Mannion and Republican candidate Angi Renna are vying for the open seat.
In explaining his assist for Mannion, DiNapoli mentioned the significance of getting illustration through the pandemic and ongoing financial disaster.
“We will want extra women and men within the state Legislature like John Mannion, who actually come from a neighborhood, who include a transparent set of values and a really clear set of priorities,” he stated. “Whether or not that is on training or healthcare, applications for seniors, understanding the significance of offering high quality authorities companies, however at all times understanding the significance of maintaining the taxpayers’ curiosity in thoughts.”