Dan To Open Campaign Office
Formerly Mike Bragman's:
Dan Maffei, the designated Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Jim Walsh, is pitching his campaign base camp on the party's equivalent of hallowed ground: former Assemblyman Michael Bragman's district office.I have to say, I like the choice.
Maffei on Tuesday will formally open his campaign headquarters in the North Syracuse building that was leased by the former Assembly majority leader for much of his two-decade tenure, said John Balduzzi, Maffei's spokesman.
"We didn't select this spot because it was Mike Bragman's old headquarters," Balduzzi said of the building at 305 S. Main St. "We picked it because it's right in the center of what we believe to be the swing area of Onondaga County: Clay and Cicero."
The building's status as a political landmark, however, has helped immensely in giving supporters directions to the 6 p.m. grand opening, he said.
The guest list of politicos for Tuesday's event includes Rep. Rahm Emanuel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; Syracuse Mayor Matt Driscoll; North Syracuse Mayor John Heindorf; and Onondaga County Democratic Chairman Robert Romeo.
The politician most familiar with the old brick building, however, has not responded to his invitation. "We don't know if he's coming," Balduzzi said of Bragman. "We invited him. We left a message."