Enter a new name in the Hevesi-replacement rumor mill: Tom DiNapoli, the Assemblyman in Nassau.

“I’ve heard that too,” said DiNapoli, who said he’s gotten calls from colleagues, but no one from Eliot Spitzer’s entourage. DiNapoli himself wouldn’t admit to being interested in the comptroller’s office, but said instead that he is eyeing the job of Assembly Majority Leader, since the current majority leader is retiring.

Another Hevesi replacement name that’s been floated is the comptroller of Erie County Comptroller Marc Poloncarz. He said that his name is floated for things all the time, and that no one from Spitzerland called him. He wouldn’t say who — if anyone — actually did.

Anyone else heard any credible (or not so credible) rumors?

— Azi Paybarah

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