Scotia banker eyes Tonko’s seat

— Buhrmaster previously ran against Tonko in 2008. Buhrmaster said he has no intention of running against Tonko again.

This isn’t a new interest for Dieterich though, because two years ago he was debating a Congressional run.

“He actually was interested in it a couple of years ago and … kind of at the last minute, Albany picked somebody from Albany,” Buhrmaster said.

Dieterich credited his daughters for spurring him to run.

“For the sake of my daughters, their entire generation and generations to come, I want to help give rise to a new era,” Dieterich said, “a new culture of service and leadership in Washington.”

Buhrmaster said, “Now he has to hit the other counties.”

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