The so far moribund race for Assembly in the 116th may heat up. I was told today Republican John Byrne will be announcing soon and as part of that he will announce he has the Conservative nomination. That is likely to be based on Conservative Regional Vice Chair Hank Ford's recommendation Byrne get the W/P. A primary for the C line could still be waged either by an OTB or an in party member
Mr Byrne ran two years ago and lost to incumbent Addie Russell by 92 votes.
This year, former international bobsledder Russ Finley is also running for the GOP nod, but is not popular among party leaders.