Friday, January 29, 2010

Big Plans for Kolb?

Ontario County Assemblyman Brian Kolb is being encouraged by Republican County Chairmen to run for U.S. Senate against the vulnerable Kirsten Gillenbrand, says the Albany Times-Union.   Currently, Long Island businessman Bruce Blakeman is the only Republican actively seeking the seat.

We have a good regard for Kolb, the Assembly Minority leader, but hadn't thought of him as a statewide candidate before now, except possibly for Lieutenant Governor.   Still, Kolb has risen quickly in the Assembly, from his initial election in a squeaker in 2000, to his selection last April as Minority Leader.   Hey, Al D'Amato was a Town Supervisor when he was elected to the U.S. Senate back in 1980.   Now, more than ever, apparently, Kolb is someone to watch.

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