Capel Out

Rodney Capel, the executive director of the State Democratic Party, says he’s not running for David Paterson’s State Senate seat after all.

That leaves two victims of term limits, Bill Perkins and Virginia Fields (parts of whose Borough President Web site still live), in the running for the seat.

“Although it was a great compliment to be considered for the senate seat, the large influence of money and challenges that face new leadership make it hard for young candidates to succeed. Although I won’t be a candidate in 2006, I don’t plan on leaving the work i have established in this race and look forward to a very successful 2006 for the State Democratic Party,” he says.

And speaking of new leadership, Capel sent over that statement via Instant Message.

Capel Out