DAN MCCOY ,,,,, WHERE IS THE LOVE?
Albany, New York, The Real story is these two men Jennings and McCoy can't stand each other.
NO BROMANCE HERE FOLKS!
McCoy and Jennings though out their respective political careers Jennings and McCoy have made screwing you're buddy a fine art .
Dan McCoy appointed to the county legislature by the request of Mayor Jennings to Majority Leader Frank Commiso, McCoy has never had a political opponent in a election, you might see that in 2011 McCoy made a deal with Thomas Marrcell the republican Minority counsel and Richard Stack, conservative party chairman and Mayor jennings to exclude any and all democrats and republicans and conservatives from the ballot so McCoy could run opposed also
McCoy with the Direct help of Jennings became county Chairman and county executive
" Jennings thought he could control the sidewinder Dan McCoy" .
"Jennings thought wrong"
When Jerry Jennings was running for mayor last time around against Corey Ellis,,,, McCoy did nothing for Jennings , my boy Jerry never forgot that.
How did McCoy become county executive you ask, I told McCoy that Breslin was weakened by the numerous Albany county nursing home scandals and Breslin could be forced out and the numerous overrides to Breslins veto's led by Albany county Legislator Brian Scavo , who fought Breslin over the closing of the Albany county nursing home and 50% proposed tax increase and 3% sales tax increase and defeated him on all these issues and did all of this on television and radio while my gutless fellow democrats just stood back in fear of the Breslin, Jennings machine.
The Simple fact is Dan McCoy is running scared as well he should be scandal after scandal and failure to close the the Albany county nursing home and his battles with the county Legislature has left him weakened and McCoy ironically who pushed out Breslin on the nursing home issue, the Breslin clan wants payback , McCoy has adopted a republican conservative agenda, but still every year McCoy has raised taxes and as county chairman of the county legislature was the first in New York state to override the Governor,s tax cap ,
let's face it McCoy is considered by the liberal elite to be a one term county executive as of now only Legislator Tim Nichols is considering challenging McCoy in 2015 am sure there will be many more candidates and the first time in Dan McCoy's political career he will have an opponent.
The relationship between the county's two top elected Democrats has been, at best, complicated, LOL.
Behind the scenes, Jennings was said to have been searching determinedly in 2011 for a candidate to challenge McCoy, who had quickly risen from relative obscurity as one of 39 county lawmakers to a pair of powerful seats as the head of the county's Democratic Party and chairman of the Legislature.
McCoy's ascent to party chief, with Jennings' blessing, was seen as a compromise among warring urban and suburban factions of the party. But over the last two years, the two have often chafed — if not publicly feuded – on issues large and small. But McCoy said the fundraiser — with tickets priced at $250, $500 and $1,000 — is Jennings' way of acknowledging their cooperation.
"He just wanted to help me out and say thanks for all of these years working together," said McCoy, who worked on Jennings' initial 1993 mayoral campaign. "I appreciate him and his 20 years."
Of course, there may be another force at play here. Jennings is departing without having left behind an obvious successor and with the progressive faction of the Democratic Party with which he often sparred sweeping the mayor's and treasurer's races and having numerous allies in the other citywide offices and on the Common Council a year after picking up an Assembly seat.
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LegislatorBrianScavo is based in Albany, New York, United States of America, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.