Townsend has been mulling a candidacy for some time, but now is making it official in his hometown of Cornwall-on-Hudson on Saturday. He’s the first Republican to jump into the race against the state’s senior senator.
Here’s his website and here’s the background he put out this morning in his release:
“Jay Townsend began his political career at the age of 23 as a legislative aide to a United States Senator. He has since been involved in more than 300 campaigns in over 25 states, most of them through his political consulting firm, The Townsend Group. In addition, Townsend is often called upon by Fox News for political commentary on national and state elections.”