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After Linda Ackerman loses on Tuesday, will she endorse the Democrat in a run-off?
The Republicans in New York lost a House seat recently when Dierdre Scozzafava, a liberal Republican, withdrew from a special election and endorsed the Democrat, Bill Owens, who went on to beat a conservative candidate named Doug Hoffman.
Here in Orange County, the voters in the 72nd Assembly District will be voting on Tuesday in a race that got ugly quickly, as carpetbagger Linda Ackerman went nasty on Supervisor Chris Norby. It may well be that the top vote-getter will be Democratic candidate John MacMurray. But will he win outright, or will he end up in a run-off with Norby?
MacMurray barely lost to the former incumbent, drippy Mike Duvall. I don’t think he can win outright, but I could see him forcing a run-off. The question then will be whether or not Ackerman will then endorse MacMurray rather than support Norby, who is hated by both Ackerman and her husband, Dick.
I think Ackerman would seriously consider backing MacMurray. She would then become Orange County’s Dierdre Scozzafava.
Voters should keep this in mind on Tuesday and avoid such a mess by voting for Norby.