One thing about Stocker – he makes it interesting.
• Up in Niagara County, Francine DelMonte’s name has surfaced as a replacement for retiring Democratic Chairman Jason Zona. The former assemblywoman says she will “probably not” become a candidate, but does promise to take a more active role in the party.
“I have inserted myself into the process to find someone to lead us,” she told the Politics Column, “and I certainly expect to take a big role even when that person is in place.”
Talk about “interesting” – an expanded DelMonte role in Niagara politics will guarantee it.
• The election for State Supreme Court features a return of 2019 Republican John Greenan, this year against Democrat Amy Martoche, a Buffalo city judge. In a preliminary that may or may not mean a thing, Greenan appears to have narrowly won the Independence primary on June 23, at least in pledged delegates to the party’s judicial nominating convention later this month.
But who shows up at…