Tom’s been planning to run in the general election [for this seat] – which as you might recall, was 1st-term Eric Massa’s, until he fled it on what could only be called ‘lurid’ circumstances – since last year. He’d be happy to run in a special election, too – assuming that Governor Paterson plans to follow the Constitution and actually schedule one.

Tom’s site is here.  This race was always a strong pick-up opportunity; but this latest shenanigan from Paterson should seriously concern everybody.

Crossposted to Moe Lane.