The announcement that John McHugh's long awaited appointment would move forward means an end will be in sight for the sort of on again, sometimes off again race to represent New York's 23rd Congressional District.
It looks like this Doug Hoffman may be for real. I thought he was just trying to bluff the GOP into dumping DeDe and I still think thats a possibility.
He may indeed run, and because his name is next to the word 'conservative' on the ballot, he will get 16 % of the vote. The sort-of Democrat from Plattsburgh, Bill Owens, will get a Democratic baseline vote of 32% and Ms. Scozzafava wins with 52%.
If Hoffman folds, look for 58-42 as the margin.
Broadcasters won't get the windfall they hoped for but some cash will be spent.
Already, the political class is looking ahead to the special election to fill Scozzafava's 122nd Assembly seat.
County Legislature Chair Ken Blankenbush feigns indifference but will not win an Oscar for his purported blase' attitude towards the seat.
The other name you hear a lot is a guy named Lucas from Lewis County. There is always Behling. And how about a sleeper candidate....Instead of Dave Renzi, how about his very able, affable and attractive bride Jessica ?