The week isn't even half over yet, and it has already been a busy one, between the president's first upstate visit and the governor's travels today to inspect flood damage in Western New York and the Southern Tier.

And of course, there have been developments in the various campaigns taking place across the state, including the governor's race, which will soon see its first pre primary debate.

With me to talk about these topics and much more are the capital tonight insiders, political veterans who share their opinions and insights each week: John McArdle, who served as a long-time spokesman for Republicans in the State Senate and is now with Capitol Communications and Bruce Gyroy, he served as a senior adviser to two Democratic governors and works at Manatt, Phelps and Phillips.