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Andrews makes last-minute push for Senate seat

Democrat Robin Andrews is making a last-minute media push for her candidacy in the 43rd Senate District.

The Columbia County town supervisor unveiled television, radio and Youtube commercials in the final days of her campaign against Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione, the Republican candidate. The television ad is available below.

According to her campaign, the ads are designed to highlight her budget and planning background, which will be critical in fixing the state's finances. They're also hoping the ads will make a distinction between Andrews and Marchione, even though her opponent isn't mentioned in the television ad, which is a personal narrative.

These commercials mark the first major media buy from the Andrews campaign, which has not generated the same fundraising as Marchione's campaign. The Marchione campaign has largely been supported by the state and Senate Republican campaign committees, which allowed her to have a constant television presence.

The 43rd Senate District includes parts of Saratoga, Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. A poll came out today that has Marchione in first, non-campaigning incumbent Roy McDonald in second and Andrews in third.
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