Don't look now, but a race for the vacant 145th Assembly seat is under way.
On the day that Democrat Christopher J. Fahey began running a series of television ads attacking Michael P. Kearns (a Democrat running on the GOP line), his opponent said he will unveil his own campaign with a news conference Wednesday morning.
"I will announce I will not support Sheldon Silver for speaker, and challenge my opponent to do the same," Kearns said.
Assemblymen from South Buffalo have a long history of opposing the speaker from Manhattan, dating to Brian Higgins, who joined a coup against him, and Mark J.F. Schroeder, who also voted against him.
Kearns plans a Wednesday morning press conference to detail his plans.
--Robert J. McCarthy