Conservative Russ Finley has filed for the C line in the 116th AD, and now we will see if NYS Conservative Mike Long coughs up a W/P for Republican John Byrne to compete for the line. My guess is no, as unlike the Independence Party, in which other races were likely lined up in February as part of the sudden endorsement of Matt Doheny for Congress, the Conservatives spurned Mr. Doheny and suffered a verbal tirade in exchange.
Normally the Conservatives and Indy parties are "me-too" parties for Republicans upstate. I don't think Mr. Long forgets that easily and it's hard to abandon a party member to barter the line to the GOP.
I see a three way race in the 116th.
In the Jefferson Sheriff race though, I would be willing to bet John Bocciolatt gets the W/P as that surely was negotiated early on. Democrat Colleen O'Neill also filed.