While the split might be a boon for Republicans, Grant Loomis, director of communications for the Erie County Republican Committee, said the outcome really doesn't affect Collins' message for the race.
"They're both career politicians and Chris is not," Loomis
said."Chris is coming from the private sector and thinks Erie County government could and should be run like a business.Both of the other candidates have made it clear they don't think county government should be run like a business, so that gives the voters a clear choice in November."
is right that both Keane and Clark are on the record saying that county government shouldn't be run like a business, Clark tempered his statement by saying there are business practices that could be useful in a government environment.
"The enrollment advantage is definitely working against us, as it works against all Republicans running for county-wide positions," Loomis