February 4, 2006

Congressional race heating up

Dryden's current congressional representative, Republican Sherwood Boehlert, has a number of opponents this year, as well as slower fund-raising this year than in 2004, when he defeated fellow Republican David Walrath in a primary battle.

This year Boehlert has another Republican opponent to his right, Brad Jones, former mayor of Seneca Falls. Rumors about Boehlert's retirement continue to swirl, and probably will until Boehlert makes his formal announcement in March.

A number of Democrats have expressed interest. Michael Arcuri, the Oneida County District Attorney, spoke in Lansing this past Thursday to local Democrats. (I couldn't make it, unfortunately.) Les Roberts of German, in Chenango County, announced a few weeks ago, and is campaigning full-time. Jeff Miller, who got more votes than Boehlert in the Town of Dryden last time around, will not be running. I've also heard of interest from Leon Koziol of Utica and, closer to Dryden, former Cortland Mayor Bruce Tytler.

Update: I missed a story about an investigation into fund-raising by State Senator Jim Seward, and Boehlert's fundraising may also be in question.

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