State Senator Marty Golden of Brooklyn recent interest with the idea of running for mayor in 2009 must be somewhat nerve-wracking for his Republican colleagues, given the fact that they’re three seats away from losing control of the house.

A spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno emailed to say, “Senator Golden has assured the Leader that his first priority is to maintain the Senate Majority. In fact, as the Regional Chair in NYC, Marty plans to redirect some of his resources to pick up a seat or two in 2008.”

— Azi Paybarah Golden-iacs