ALBANY—Caroline Kennedy is heading to Buffalo after a visit to Syracuse.
She called Erie County Democratic Chairman Len Lenihan last night, he confirmed this morning, but was mostly “touching base.”
“My anticipation is she’s going to come in and do things with public officials,” he said. “I don’t anticipate meeting with her.”
Lenihan came out on the record strongly and early for Representative Brian Higgins, whose district includes Buffalo and surrounding rural communities. He said that “Brian is certainly the favorite here at Democratic headquarters” but that “I anticipate supporting whoever the governor picks.”
I asked Lenihan if he thought Kennedy could represent upstate well (she’s been taking shots from some elected Republicans in the region) and he replied “I think she understands New York State very, very well. This is a well-educated, very informed, hard-working individual.”
[photo from RTPeat]