Another for the Grannis Seat

An aide to Senator Liz Krueger just confirmed to me she’s entering the race for the assembly seat being vacated by Pete Grannis on the East Side.

Susan Chamlin, a legislative aide and senior health policy person for Krueger since 2002, said she’ll be filing campaign paperwork shortly.

The race for this seat, usually a sleepy, micro-Democratic brawl, is taking place in a pivotal time in the legislature’s evolving relationship with the governor.

I asked Chamlin whether the ability to maintain good relations with Eliot Spitzer and the executive branch would be a campaign issue.

“I don’t have a crystal ball, I can’t be sure,” Chamlin said, “I do know that both Shelly Silver and Eliot Spitzer are both Democrats and are committed to all the progressive points of change that they both want to accomplish. I would think that they would work this out [and be] on the same page for legislative initiatives.”

— Azi Paybarah

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