An Open Seat

As names start to float up in the contest to replace David Paterson in the State Senate — Bill Perkins and Keith Wright first among them — here’s another: Rodney Capel.

The Politicker is told that the executive director of the State Democratic Party, Rodney Capel — also the son of Charlie Rangel’s chief of staff — is bein encouraged to run.

Reached yesterday, Capel said he was too caught up in Eliot’s Lieutenant Governor choice to think about his own plans.