Republicans will not have a candidate in Syracuse mayoral election
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The GOP announced on Monday morning that it will not offer a candidate to run for the top post in the city of Syracuse.
The Republican Party had been scrambling to find someone to run for the top seat in the city - inserting multiple place holders on the ballot while waiting for a candidate to emerge.
Pat Hogan, who challenged Stephanie Miner in the Democratic Primary, silenced speculation that he could run on the Republican ticket on Monday when he sent a statement to local media.
“Shortly after last Tuesday’s Democratic Primary, I personally decided that I was not interested in accepting the Republican line to challenge Stephanie Miner in November. At the end of the day, I am a proud life-long Democrat. I am disappointed that the people of Syracuse will not have a choice for Mayor this November,” Hogan said in the statement.
Republicans addressed the dilemma before the Monday announcement.
County GOP boss Tom Dadey noted that finding someone to run against an incumbent in a city dominated by Democratic voters is always a challenge.
The Green Party’s Kevin Bott and Conservative Ian Hunter have already announced that they are running against Miner.
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