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Judicial favorite Mark Blanchfield snubbed by Dems

Blanchfield falls short at district convention

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Democrats snubbed City Court Judge Mark Blanchfield’s run for state Supreme Court justice in the 11-county 4th Judicial District, despite him appearing to be a favored candidate for the nomination last summer. Blanchfield failed to land crucial votes from Schenectady County and Saratoga County — two counties previously endorsing him — leaving him far short of the necessary votes for the nomination during the district’s convention on Saturday. Instead, the party endorsed Schenectady County Family ...

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September 26, 2012
6:46 a.m.

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So when the Democratic Party picks Judge Powers, the Working Families party cancels their vote??? Makes sense - NOT. Good Luck to Judge Powers, a fair and calm man.

September 26, 2012
10:40 a.m.

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I think this story says more about loyalty (or the lack thereof) than it does about Blanchfield or any of the other candidates. These "what-have-you-done-for-me-lately?" party leaders in Schenectady are a sorry lot of late.