Here's a quick Saturday afternoon news flash for Oneida County Democrats who believe that Michael Arcuri can win the Democratic nomination just by sitting comfortably on his political connections in his home county: The large majority of New York's 24th District Democrats do NOT live in Oneida County.
Percentage of 24th District Democrats living in Oneida County: 30.9
Do the math now... Yes, that's 69.1 percent of Democrats in the 24th District who have no particular history with Michael Arcuri and the Oneida Democrats.
The oft-repeated claim that a Democrat can't win the nomination in the 24th District without winning Oneida County is not even close to being true.
It's time for the Utica Democrats to come out of their cave and deal with the district as a whole. It's a big district, folks.