The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Thursday, April 26, 2007


With allegations and investigations festering, the City GOP is striking out in candidate recruitment. Few want to stake a claim in a party that's become the political equivalent of Love Canal.

With City Council President Hank Bauer imminent announcement for District Attorney (forcing a primary), the GOP is without any At-Large candidates. They've approached former councilmen Art Judge and Jack Mahoney, only to be turned down. NYS Canal Authority Director Carmella Mantello also contemplated a run but expressed concerns about the toxic atmosphere in the Troy GOP.

That leaves the Republicans reluctantly turning to the C list for the At-Large races. Right now, that means Vito Ciccarelli and Jason Schofield. GOP leadership is skeptical about Ciccarelli's chances At-Large but are running out of options.

Anyway, that's what The Mole tells us.

Next week, we'll discuss the mysterious disappearance of PBA President Bob Fitzgerald. Has the rescue mission become a recovery operation?

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