Chamlin Drops Out

Susan Chamlin, the aide to Senator Liz Krueger who was running Assemblyman Pete Grannis’s not-yet vacated seat, has sent out a letter to say she’s dropping out.

From the letter:

Upon Pete Grannis’ confirmation to head the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Governor Spitzer will call a special election to fill this vacancy. However, until Governor Spitzer calls a special election, there is no race. Yet it appears the race has already been decided.

The Democratic nomination now pretty much belongs to Micah Kellner, who most elected officials are backing.

If only the seat would open up.

– Azi Paybarah