Stay, Aubertine, Stay!

ALBANY—They really don’t want Darrel to go.
While he has been mentioned as a very strong candidate for the congressional seat John McHugh is set to vacate, State Senator Darrel Aubertine’s colleagues in the State Senate do not want to defend their majority without an incumbent in his district, which is one of the more conservative in the state.
“I told him I’d have to chain his leg to the chair,” said State Senator Diane Savino. She said that she flirted with the idea of running for Congress when Vito Fossella was falling from grace, but was delighted to stay once the Democrats had taken the chamber’s majority.

Stay, Aubertine, Stay!