Recently Mentioned Candidates
I'm going to run down some of the more recent candidates mentioned I didn't cover in the past, and put together a full list later tonight.
Maggie Brooks - She's the Monroe County Executive, she just ran unopposed as well. I think she is highly unlikely to be a candidate, Monroe County represents too little of the district. On top of that, she'd be a dream candidate for the Democrats, the simple fact is that no one who isn't from Onondaga County can win this election.
Dan Gage - Hahahahahahaha
Jim Diblasi - I know he represented a Democratic district in the Legislature, but since when is losing your seat qualification to run for higher office? He doesn't have the support or the ability to raise the money.
Kathy Rapp - Here is an interesting pick, she doesn't have much heft in the policy department, but she's a sleeper. First, we know women can be very effective in a Republican primary matched against a just a male (see Hoffman and Mahoney), but in 4 or 5 way primary as the only woman, watch out. I question whether she could raise the money or handle a tough campaign though.
Ryan McMahon - Me and Ryan have a history, and if he were to get in the race, definitely a future. He's a lightweight though, he could never muster the support or raise the money, and even if he could, he doesn't have it in him for a real fight.
Rick Guy - Who?!
Peter Cappuccilli - Think stereotypical Republican. His opting out of the County Executive race says a lot. He used to be considered a rising star.
Bob Antonacci - He ran the worst political ads I have ever seen this fall. But he just got elected, I would highly doubt he'd get in the race. However if he does, I sure hope he uses the same firm which made his ads.
Dan French - Interesting name, his present job as a lobbyist isn't going to do him any favors, but US Attorney always looks good on a resume and I've heard nothing but good things about him.
And here's another article on the retirement.