Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Rosamilia is still out; Republican odds are in


MANTELLO
The fact Mayor Lou Rosamilia will not run for a second term did little to change the mix of potential Republican candidates or the odds of them getting into the race, according to Vegas bookmakers.
-Carmella Mantello: The former councilwoman and twice mayoral candidate has all but announced her intention to run for a third time. She is all over social media weighing in on about every issue facing the city, she routinely sends out FOIL requests and even put out an unsolicited statement on Rosamilia’s decision to not run again. After serving six years on the Council representing District 3 she ran unsuccessfully against Mayor Mark Pattison and then, a dozen years later, ran unsuccessfully against Rosamilia.  She really has nothing to lose and despite the Republican Party proper ready to endorse Councilman Jim Gordon, R-District 1, for the spot she is gearing up for a primary if it comes down to it. The Republicans have offered Mantello a job – such as head of the Planning Department – if she withdraws and if Gordon wins but nobody expects her to believe them or to take the deal even if she did. ODDS of her running stand at 2 to 1.
GORDON
-Jim Gordon: It’s a little harder to tell if Gordon is running since he is already an elected official and the electorate – and his party since he is in the minority - expects him to make some noise. But, while he clearly wants to run he would have to give up the district seat he worked so hard to win – and the $15,000 paycheck that comes with it. The Rensselaer County STOPDWI coordinator would, however, enjoy the Conservative and Independence party lines should he make it past what would be a near certain primary against Mantello. On the flip side of that, she would not have them and they are crucial to a Republican winning a citywide election since Democrats outnumber the GOP by about 5 to 3. He too has built up his name recognition beyond his Lansingburgh district. ODDS of him running stand at 2 to 1.
MCGRATH
 -Mark McGrath: The “Draft McGrath” movement is alive and well albeit too small to swing the Republicans into giving the enrolled Conservative Party member permission to run on its line. He could, though, play hardball with City Chairman Mark Wojcik and run a Conservative Party primary his can and then try to run in the general on just the minor party line. But, McGrath won’t run a suicide mission as a vendetta. Instead, he said, he is 99 percent sure he will run again in District 2, where he served eight years before being term limited out of office two years ago. ODDS of him running for mayor stand at 15 to 1.
TUTUNJIAN
-Harry Tutunjian: There is no question the former eight-year mayor loved the job and would like nothing more than to be in City Hall again. He did a decent job too before being term limited out. He had his critics, without a doubt, but compared to the Rosamiia debacle, he was FDR, JFK and Ronald Regan all rolled into one. But, he lost twice for Legislature so if the GOP endorses him this year it’s because everyone else bailed out – even Mantello. Odds of him running stand at 20 to 1.

 

55 comments:

  1. Bring Harry back. Sincerely A city hall employee

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  2. I'm sorry but Jim Gordon lost multiple times and barley won his current spot. Lansingburgh has turned into a huge ghetto especially in the last 2 years. Crime is up, we have vacant homes on every street and Burgh hasn't gotten any upgrades. Jim just runs to the media and cries. He's a weak politican.

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  3. You have to be kidding about Gordon he doesn't do anything now and has no idea how to get anything done. Mantello would not work for him and she shouldn't, I say she should run and stick it to the County Republicans who didn't support her as they should have last run. Get it done Carmella the Burgh is with you!

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  4. Did you also know that if elected, Rodney will appoint Clem Campana as deputy mayor...Yes...that Clem Campana..

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    1. Nothing wrong with that

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  5. We sure hope you're stupid enough to run her again. A big, Hey Brother to ya'll.

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  6. Carmela all the way!

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    1. Agreed, proven she can run the ship by her Canal Uthority success

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    2. Authority, typo

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  7. Anyone else notice that many of the faces at Rodney's presser are the same people who supported Kokopelli's and spoke out against the officers of the Troy Police Department

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    1. Rodney is a race baiter.

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    2. Anybody notice 2/3 of the City payroll are all related through blood or marriage?

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  8. At the end of the day Jim Gordon will not give up his safe seat for this run that he can't win. Also, Kathy Jimino is a very careful pol that will not let the mess that is Troy Politics into her world. Jim's job at the County will become an issue and Kathy will not have that.

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    1. Kathy should clean up her own political house before insulting Troy's. That county building is a den of sin.

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    2. Kathy and Frank Do not fear anyone. They are the Boss and don't you forget it!

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    3. Maybe it is time to show them who is boss. Stop doing what they say.

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  9. I'm curious did Zalewski take time off from the Senate job he has to be there at the press release or did he show up there on tax payer dime? Something to look into Franco.

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    1. His employers are both aware of his doings, thank you very much. Try going after someone who DOESN'T give a damn about residents and their safety and their finances.

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    2. You're welcome, Ken. How about Fios and TWC contract and that dog park you promised. Instead of bitching on FB maybe you could get off your holier than thou ass and pick up a shovel.

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    3. Ken wouldn't be anonymous and waste his time on such a blog.

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  10. Carmella is definitely the best choice pre-election...

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    1. Choice for what? Biggest phony? Zelewski is another one who should just go away. Guy could never make a damn decision.

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    2. Made many decisions. Probably why he is the most liked council member. He does a good job for D-5 and Troy.

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  11. Jim Gordon? BWAHAHHAHHAHAHAH

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    1. Can't wait to see who's on his palm card.

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    2. hahahaha. He might need two!!

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  12. I agree Carmella is the best choice I hope the city republican committee does not run Gordon. If this happens they might as well not run anyone at all.

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    1. It really can't get worse than Gordon. If the Republicans run him, they're handing the nomination to Carmella and they know it.

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  13. Alrigh bettors here is a 1/9 shot for you. With these choice the City of Troy is in VERY VERY VERY DEEP S^&T!!!!

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  14. If Mark McGrath doesn't run, a den wins. No doubt.

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  15. The republicans think that they have Russo running so they will win Troy. They don't know it yet but the Dems have Russo running as well.

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    1. The horror...What's Wades comment on that fiasco?

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    2. Silence because it is a done deal.

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  16. Carmella is a hard worker, carried her weight and did a great job at the Canal Corp. After that worked ina real job in business development. Smarter than what we generally see in Troy! Has my vote. Pretty cute too!

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    1. Cute? You base your vote on how cute the candidate is-- oh God we are screwed.

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    2. She's not the cutest politician in Troy!

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  17. Well I see a former disgruntle TBT member started a we need Carmella for mayor facebook page. She just lost my vote for tat reason.

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    1. Nuttier than a fruitcake

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    2. She will lose for a 4th time if she thinks that nut will help get her elected

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    3. I can see Carmella's face drain to a ghost-like color when she learned of this-- to have been a fly on that wall. She'd better lose the nutcase and fast.

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    4. What or who is a "TBT"?

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    5. Oh yeah and you ladies above are just Troys finest aren't you? NOT. You live off of your daddy's shirttails and can't get real jobs in the private sector, you are really quite pathetic

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    6. TBT is an imaginary neighborhood group of do nothings, who we're still waiting for to do something - other than piss off a murder victims family.

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  18. Carmella deserves a shot. She's a nice person, has drive & experience. Can't be any worse than Rosamillia and has more to offer the city than Wiltshire.

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    1. You and Carmella are apparently the only one's who think she's a viable candidate. The rest of us think she's a loser.

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    2. Why not attach your name to such a bold statement?

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    3. getting a bit touchy carm?

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  19. Gotta say though, just watched some video of her, and she was hilarious @a recent brunch. She's missed her calling In the field of character acting.

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  20. Who looks the best in a skirt?

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  21. R's got a guy who would kick anyones ass - but he wants nothing to do with Crist and Co.

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  22. Wow… listening to your radio show and I can't believe how boring it is!

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