WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- The woman hoping to unseat North Country State Senator Patty Ritchie says Ritchie has been using her staff and taxpayer money to campaign.
Amy Tresidder, a county legislator from Oswego, says campaigning on taxpayer dollars should not be tolerated.
A spokesperson from Ritchie's office has denied the claims, saying it's a standard attack used by Democratic candidates across the state to take away focus from real issues.
Tresidder also took time Monday to talk a little bit about her efforts to unseat Ritchie. She's been criticized by some for not being out and about, campaigning more and not raising enough money. Tresidder says her campaign is going exactly how she wants it to and spending a lot of money on it isn't in her plans.
"To raise money in excess of six figures is an obscene amount to raise for a campaign like this. If I was capable of raising six figures, I would be donating that back to my community," Tresidder said.
Tresidder says voters, especially those in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties, will be getting mailers and door to door visits in the very near future.