Hillary Rodham Clinton will soon vacate her Senate position to become U.S. Secretary of State in the Obama administration. Gov. David Paterson will then appoint a Senate replacement. Upstate communities are rightly adamant the new senator pay attention to their concerns, which often are overshadowed by the political power of New York City and other downstate regions.
The Poughkeepsie Journal editorial board reached out to editorialists across upstate, including The Buffalo News Editorial Page Editor, Mike Vogel, to get his thoughts on these issues - and to find out what the new senator needs to know about upstate. Read the full editorials here.