On May 20th I emailed Saratoga Springs Democratic Chairman, Charley Brown, asking him whether Joanne Yepsen had informed him of her decision not to run for re-election prior to her issuing a media release. On the same day he emailed back writing that she had not.
Following a request by one of the followers of this blog who had challenged the truthfulness of Mr. Brown’s assertion, I emailed Chairman Brown asking for permission to post his email to me. He declined.
As it turned out, what he had written me was untrue. I wrote to Mr. Brown and advised him that I planned to post the unfortunate truth and offered to allow him to write an explanation to the readers of this blog. He sent me the following statement:
“I was told 16 hours prior to the Press Release”