Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione erased whatever speculation may have remained about her candidacy for state Senate on Wednesday afternoon, when she formally declared she's campaigning for the seat currently held by Sen. Roy McDonald.
The announcement sets the stage for a Republican primary in advance of the November election. It could prove to be one of the state's most hotly contested races because of McDonald's recent voting pattern, notably his votes to enact same-sex marriage and Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax plan, both of which Marchione criticized while announcing her candidacy Wednesday.
"A promise is something you keep," she told the roughly 75 supporters who crammed inside Hayner's Ice Cream Hall of Fame for the announcement. "When you give your word, you keep your word."