While he has the Republican Party’s backing, he won’t have their line.
The 70-year-old Yonkers man has two weeks, no money and little, if any, political name recodnition, but he believes his conservative fiscal message will resonate enough that voters will learn to spell his name correctly on election day. They’ll have to in order to write it on the ballot.
“If we get the issues out certainly we have a chance,” DeRussy said earlier today, standing with Republicans and Conservatives on the steps of GOP headquarters on Mamaroneck Avenue. “This is not easy.
“If it catches fire, it could be meaningful.”
DeRussy, a business executive, former chief executive officer and former Bronxville trustee, said Democrats spent too much, raised taxes too high and increased the national debt, creating long-term problems for this country.
Republicans dropped their support for Jim Russell after controversial writings on race, religion and intermingling surfaced on the Web.
Since a candidate must die, move out of state or be nominated for a judgeship to be moved off a ballot line, Russell remains on the Republican and Conservative lines.
Read more tomorrow in The Journal News.