It is unclear if Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) will call a special election to replace the late Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-Rochester), but there will be a regular June 26th primary election for the regular ensuing term. Last week state Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle (D-Rochester) announced his candidacy, as did former journalist and Mayoral candidate Rachel Barnhart, and Brighton Town Board member Robin Wilt. Now, Rochester City Councilman Adam McFadden (D) joins the Democratic field. Republicans are coalescing behind surgeon Jim Maxwell, who had announced a challenge to Rep. Slaughter before she unexpectedly passed away on March 16th. Democrats are favored to hold the seat.
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