I hope the Senate lines remain as they are. Perhaps the powers-that-be aren't comfortable with Tim "Hortons" Kennedy being controlled by the diabolical Steve Pigeon. Whatever happened to his Change Albany mantra? Not much.
Antoine, if you do decide to throw your hat in the ring, expect a three person race in June. Kennedy only represents a small and privileged part of South Buffalo. There are many others on the outside looking to make a case for change. This is a democracy and the last time I checked, you didn't have to be up Brian Higgins' ass to run for office. Anyone with half a brain knows Little Timmy stands only for the status quo. All I can say is, what date do petitions come out?...
From the Buffalo News blog...
Thompson denies interest in returning to politics
Former State Sen. Antoine M. Thompson said today he has not looked at new boundaries of Senate districts released last week by a legislative reapportionment commission.
"I haven't given any thought to it," he said when asked if he is contemplating another shot at Albany.
Thompson said he is concentrating on his real estate and publishing businesses and dismissed any thought that he may be contemplating a return to politics. But several sources say the former senator has been busy in recent days discussing a candidacy in the district now represented by Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy, D-Buffalo.
--Robert J. McCarthy