Over the last month, the race to represent the 116th Assembly District has gone from heated to scorching. In the so-called River District in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, mailboxes are overflowing with political ads from Republican John Byrne and the Democratic incumbent, Addie Russell.
One of the big issues? Russell has accused Byrne of inflating his credentials as a business owner in New York state.
Byrne doubled down during a recent debate moderated by WWNY-TV's Jeff Cole.