Saturday, November 30, 2013

Who will run to replace McNally? (UPDATED)


Now that Rensselaer County District Attorney Rich McNally is headed to the Supreme Court bench, chatter is starting about who will run next November. That, and a commenter asked me if I had heard anything is why I write this.

As near as I can tell, the position of DA goes to the number two in the office, who is now Arthur Glass, until the governor appoints a replacement, which may or may not happen. Regardless of if that happens or not, there will be an election in November 2014 for a full four year term. obviously, the Dems, through McNally, can appoint who they want and then that candidate can run as an incumbent which is a near-automatic advantage in any campaign. 

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While there are no solid candidates as of yet, on the Democratic side it appears Carmelo Laquidara is the front runner. He is a well-respected jurist in the City of Rensselaer who narrowly lost a primary for Rensselaer County court to Troy City Court Judge Christopher Maier.

Amy O’Connor was also mentioned as a candidate but she had a mishap involving the Lucas Confectionary wine bar, prescribed pharmaceuticals and parked cars over the summer so running for the county’s top law enforcement officer is a tough go, for a while anyway.

I’ve really heard of no other candidate outside of Glass, but he’s a longshot at best.

On the flip side of things the names who immediately come to mind are attorneys Joe Ahearn (left), Greg Cholakis (Right and Joel Abelove.

Ahearn said he is keeping his options open but I don’t think he’ll run and I feel the same way about a possible Cholakis candidacy. So, I at this early point in time it’s Abelove, who McNally beat by a sizable margin last year.

I know it’s early and we haven’t even celebrated Christmas yet but I’m predicting this race will be hotly contested and fun to watch. The Democrats have had a tough time county-wide yet McNally beat Cholakis in a tight race that went to absentees in 2007 – a race brought into question two years later after voter fraud broke and one of McNally’s most loyal operatives, Bill McInerney, admitted to forging hundreds of absentee ballots.



32 comments:

  1. The GOP candidate will a successful female attorney. Abelove and Cholakis have proven themselves to be real dead beats when it comes to a campaign.

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  2. no Chuck Thomas -- he was DA for a short time and still is in the game of politics -- Matt Turner may also want to jump up -- just thoughts

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  3. Two solid names I did not think of. Thanks.

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  4. Josh sabo who have up his post to run. He is deserved it

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  5. Chuck Thomas takes orders from jay vandenburgh on troy zba

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  6. Would love to see Sabo run. We could find out why he was given the boot from Troy city floor.

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  7. Chuck is not on harry zba misfit board. I know chuck for 30 years hard worker when I worked for chuck doine as a welder I worked in resturants. I worked for my brother I cut trees I had over million sales in state of Florida tree cutting contracts I was fabricator chuck is not from harry joe Bruno crawly mirch and that sarris my nephew always had head in books and no caprod and franco now and jack jr is very smart we lose over 4 million in sales with zba jacks not letting us open and Zba chair and that Vito and harry and friend Murphy with corvette and mirch and his kid works zoning and rich crist and stop cox family from over 4 million. That's a fact jack

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  8. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rQuL-k0ANDA&feature=c4-feed-u
    1054 minutes in the rambling of uncle lug nut and zba say no for 5 time. Watch as zba chair tells cox to sit down like a puppy and he does

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  9. Lou. Put magnetro in as da. Then his son could have a more lavish wedding than the 30000 you and fitzy promises him. Perhaps this is more economic boost from Monica. Bring a phony in. Pay him 30000 and have him spend it at Franklin ballroom and party at bootleggers. Wow Monica just raised 30000 in revenue. Congrats. We lost a brewery to cohoes because she didnt answer the phone or return a call

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  10. Heard on the hill Congressman Tonko had his wikipedia profile scrubbed and deleted the fact he is collecting his NYS pension..........so much for transperancy!

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  11. Tonko celebrated Small Biz Saturday by taking the new Saratoga Mayor to Dunkin Donuts. Nothing says small biz like Dunkin Donuts.

    Out of touch Democrats rule from top to bottom. We are all screwed.

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    1. I have to say that Paul Tonko is a 100% Pure Phony seen his true self come out on my second eye ball to eye ball meeting.

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  12. Dunne and buell both growing their beards out in anticipation of bear night at the river street club. Will Michelle delair attend?

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    1. Now this is funny!

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    2. Kens assistant coachDecember 3, 2013 at 6:53 PM

      I was thinking sad but true

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  13. How bout that video ramblin of a mad man. I am sonny doin and I have never met this clown. Funny how he has keyboard muscles but when with zba chair in room he sits like a little dog when told to do so. What a tough guy. Bahahahah

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  14. Chuck hates wade. Wade likes chuck. Gave him charity job on zba

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  15. Gary Gordon thinks a trained monkey could beat Abelove. What he forgets is that a trained monkey beat him for Sheriff.

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  16. Gary Gordon wants to be next commish

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  17. Uncle lug nut stay away from vandenburgs car. He will send rich crist after you bobby

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  18. anonymous people attacking Gordon!

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  19. What about Ian Silverman, he knows the job and is politically active on the Democratic side? And as a wild card how about Brian Premo?

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    1. Premo?! Have another drink.

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  20. Ian is a great lawyer

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  21. Ian is a great wanna be lawyer Hey Ian do you still have the taped conversations of me While I was @ Troy City Hall you jack leg Wanna be You need Bailey to keep you from digging you own gave in a Courtroom.

    Hey Ian just wait till you go into private practice you Amateur why don't you and that Jack Ass Sarris open a Law Firm You Can Call it Jack Leg and leg Just sign this Notary Statement here on the Dotted Line Jack Asss

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    1. Rambling of a cox unhappy about not being able to open junkyard in residential area. Sad thing is they think it's a good thing for the neighborhood

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    2. Also Vito the people are realizing that you rode shotgun with Mirch for years collecting Fraudulent Absentee ballots people in Troy have long memory's Vito its all going to come out soon and your whole life is a lie.
      Your little make believe world will come crashing down.

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  22. Too bad Abelove doesnt actually live in Rensselaer County...his kids go to a saratoga county school.....

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