Progressive Republican Ken Camera is gone, but another outsider candidate has come in to take his place. Meet Mike Sylvia, the Libertarian Party's candidate for the House of Representatives in New York's 24th congressional district.
Typically, I would say that a Libertarian candidate would siphon off votes from the Republicans. In the case of Mike Sylvia, that may not be the case. Mike Sylvia is anti-war and against the attacks by the Republican government on Americans' civil liberties.
Yes, yes... For those in the northeastern fringe of our district who care, Mike Sylvia is against the NYRI.
If Mike Sylvia can actually manage to get on the ballot, independent voters may remain independent this time around, making it harder for Michael Arcuri to gain any of the territory he needs for victory.
The candidates might note how the minor parties keep running their candidates from the left - that suggests where the oppportunity this year.