The political class had all expected Senator Darrel Aubertine to run for Congress in the soon to be vacant 23rd CD.....All but Ted Ford who two weeks ago said he thought Darrel would not run.
Turns out Ted
was right and the rest of us were wrong. Senator Aubertine announced today he is not running, setting off a wave of speculation on just who the Democrats will field in the 23rd.
Republicans this week nominated Diedre Scozzafava, a friend of Aubertine and some speculate that the prospect of trashing a friend just to win didn't sit well with the Darrel Aubertine who long has placed family and friends high on his list of priorities.
Whatever the reason, and whenever it was made, an awful lot of people thought he was running, leading to the conclusion his decision came very late.
Aubertine was widely thought to be the best prospect the Democrats had to win the seat which has been in Republican hands since 1871.