Even as the tally of Antonia Novello’s grassroots supporters seems to have risen to at least one person, the State GOP seems is resigning itself to the candidacy of John Spencer. The conservative Yonkers Mayor — dissed first for Jeanine Pirro and then, it seemed for a moment, for Ed Cox — is now the only person seeking the Republican nomination, giving him a pretty good chance of getting it.
Albany Republicans, meanwhile, are apparently warming to Spencer. State Party executive director Ryan Moses tells The Politicker:
“John Spencer was a great Mayor of Yonkers with a real record of accomplishment. The Republican party would be well served if he was our nominee for the United States Senate.”