MacInnes, outgoing Abbott czar, could seek comeback in race vs. Bucco

The resignation of Gordon MacInnes as the Assistant Commissioner of Education is fueling speculation that he will challenge GOP State Senator Anthony Bucco in the 25th district. MacInnes, who served in the State Senate before losing to Bucco in 1997, has not announced his future plans. The 65-year-old Democrat, who has spent five years administering the state’s Abbott district program, was elected to the State Assembly in the 1973 Democratic landslide. He lost his bid for a second term two years later, and then went to the Senate in a major upset when he defeated Majority Leader John Dorsey in 1993. In 2003, his wife, Blair MacInnes, won 45% in her race against Bucco. Bucco is the last Republican to unseat an incumbent Democratic State Senator. His campaign was managed by Michael DuHaime, now the Campaign Manager for Rudy Giuliani’s presidential bid. His consultant, Mark Campbell, is now Giuliani’s National Political Director, and his Field Director, Bill Stepien, is now Giuliani’s National Field Director.

MacInnes, outgoing Abbott czar, could seek comeback in race vs. Bucco