Race for 20th Congressional district narrows to two

He objected to instances where the signatures of Hudson Falls residents were discarded because they technically reside in the Town of Kingsbury. "Of course, the person who lives there never writes Kingsbury," he remarked.

Peter Constantakes, a Treadwell campaign spokesman, has said that the objection process is legitimate and necessary to ensure candidates are meeting the criteria set forth in election law.

Though there is a three day window after the decision in which to file an appeal; neither candidate is seriously considering fighting that battle.

"Mr. Treadwell has already shown a very strong propensity for using lawyers and money," said Rocque. "[With an appeal] You could be embroiled until the second or third week in August and come into a situation where you have a campaign on ice."

Rocque said he is looking forward to spending time with his family, and pledged to remain active in the Republican Party.

Wallace cited similar concerns in his decision to give up the race. He also said running a grassroots campaign can be time consuming and that it's time to go back to work at his real estate business, though he also pledged to remain active in politics.

"As the old song goes, 'You have to know when to hold 'em and you have to know when to fold 'em,'" said Wallace.

The board of elections also invalidated enough signatures to bring Saratoga County Supervisor Joanne Yepsen 32 signatures short of being on the Democratic primary for the 43rd State Senate seat, previously occupied by Joseph Bruno.""

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