HERKIMER — The state budget was nearly a month late. The governor had gone days without addressing the public. And Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado was onstage at Herkimer Community College alongside the institution’s president and a stuffed, slumped diamond miner in full costume.
Cathleen McColgin delivered a warm, three-minute introduction as the 6-foot-4 Delgado momentarily stared off into space. An audience of roughly 100 listened as the former congressman from Schenectady spoke about brownfield redevelopment.