Victor Mendolia, chair of the Hudson City Democrats and first vice-chair of the Columbia County Democrats, contacted Gossips last night with the news that the treasurer for Joel Tyner's campaign had resigned and the link to a post in the Times Union blog, Capitol Confidential: "Tyner's treasurer resigns, saying he misreported." This morning, the Register-Star has the story: "Tyner campaign treasurer resigns."
The treasurer, Misha Fredericks, announced her resignation in a letter to campaign staffers and to some newspapers, explaining, "I didn't want to be investigated for embezzlement, so I wrote this to cover my but [sic]." Responding in an email, which is quoted in full in the Capital Confidential post, Tyner called Fredericks' action a "blatant attempt at political sabotage," commenting "funny little thing about truth though--has a way of getting out."
Tyner has called a press conference for 10:30 this morning in front of Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 Market Street in the village of Rhinebeck, "to hold my former campaign treasurer Misha Fredericks accountable for the lies she sent out. . . ."