Josh Kraushaar has the news: James Tedisco, the minority leader in the New York Assembly, will be the GOP candidate for Senator-designate Kristen Gillibrand’s House seat. Tedisco brushed past John Faso, whom local politicos told me was well-respected, but not seen to have as strong a political machine as Tedisco.
As I reported this morning, Democrats expect New York Gov. David Paterson to wait until they have a candidate to declare a date for the special election. The Democrats’ choice probably won’t come until after meetings this weekend.