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Didi Barrett talks priorities

Oct 25, 2012 7:56 am
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Assembly member Didi Barrett talked with WGXC morning host Philip Grant, Wed., Oct. 24, about her record as an elected official so far, and the long arm of Karl Rove. Barrett is the Democratic and Working Families candidate in the 106th Assembly District race. Her opponent is Republican David Byrne, of Milan. Barrett was chosen by voters in a special election in March, and she is now seeking her first, full term as a member of the Assembly. Barrett defined her priorities as job creation, mandate relief, keeping families safe and making certain the region is sufficiently represented in Albany. During the interview, Barrett discussed the challenges of representing a large, diverse district and her belief in farming as an economic development engine. She also discussed gender equity issues and the importance of voting. The full interview can be found here. (28:20)

Barrett addressed the recent mailer in support of her opponent mailed to district voters citing an "independent business group." That group, Barrett said, is actually a Tennesee-based lobbying organization with ties to Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS PAC. Play excerpt. (3:30)