Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Battle for Republican Leader

Jockeying has begun to replace McCarthy. Of the early three contenders, Walters has been aggressive and has Todd Spitzer strongly in her camp. Not known to take the floor and engage in debate, Walters must be considered the dark horse. Keene's steady leadership on budget and strong staff along with raising a good amount of cash have to make him the nominal frontrunner at this point. Plescia is the wild card and the one who most looks the part. Plescia's strength will be his popularity with staff and the person people envision as the best frontman for the Assembly GOP with the media and donors.