Talk whirls about candidates to replace McHugh

Betty Little

June 02, 2009

By NATHAN BROWN and JESSICA COLLIER, Enterprise Staff Writers, and JON HOCHSCHARTNER, Enterprise Intern POSTED: June 2, 2009

If the U.S. Senate confirms Rep. John McHugh as Army secretary, the governor will probably call a special election to fill his seat for New York's 23rd Congressional District. The speculation on who will run is in full bloom.

State Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, R-Willsboro, said her Assembly colleague Dede Scozzafava, R-Gouverneur, is one who would do a good job if elected to replace McHugh in the district, which sprawls from Lake Champlain to Lake Ontario.

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