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Lebron ends bid for Albany County Executive

Nathan Lebron said he did not have enough signatures to get on ballot

— McCoy doesn’t necessarily agree with Lebron as he said he believe there was always the option for someone to run. Each candidate had to go through a process to get on the ballot for either the Independence, Working Families, Democratic and Republican parties.

“In the Democratic party, when I was chair there, we ran an ad in the newspaper for five days, we put it on Facebook and we twittered it, we did everything,” McCoy said. “The other parties did the same thing, So at the end of the day, people had an opportunity to come. That’s why you belong to a party. They had an opportunity to participate in the process. Some people did and some people didn’t… I’d like to say that people are happy with the process.”

Even though it appears McCoy will not have an opponent going into the race he referred to the apparent victory as “a double-edged sword” as he said he will still be campaigning and continuing to go door to door because it is something he knows his constituents want to see. He is now able to get prepared for office a little earlier, he said.

“The hard part is now I know I have to put together a transition team to get ready for the first of the year,” he said. “I will still continue to get my message out there. I want to hear from the taxpayers in Albany County with what they want. That’s the most important thing.”

Lebron is not entirely sure what this will mean for the Albany County Republican Part, though, as he feels it is currently in a downward spiral. Ever since 2008, he said the part had been gaining momentum as it was breaking the 40 percent mark in the race for a seat in the 21st congressional district with a race between Republican Ted Danz and Democratic Incumbent Rep. Paul Tonko.

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