Speed reading more coverage of Joe Bruno

joe brunoWe've sifted, sorted and relentlessly refreshed Google News so you don't have to. It's like knowing what's up with the Joe Bruno story without even trying. Another round of bite-sized facts, bits of analysis, and quotes after the jump.

(Earlier on AOA: Speed reading the coverage of Joe Bruno)

Bruno has endorsed Wilton Assemblyman Roy McDonald to take his place in the Senate and it looks like the local Republican establishment is also lining up behind him. But Rennselaer County executive Kathy Jimino, who's also a Republican, says she might run, too. [Post-Star] [Daily Gazette]

Michael Russo, a Democrat and the district director for Kirsten Gillibrand, says he's also considering a run. There's already one Democrat in the race, Brian Premo. [Daily Gazette] [AOA]

It sounds like the federal investigation into Bruno's business dealings is still moving forward. Apparently Bruno's people had inquired with the feds about whether his retirement would affect the investigation, but there was no response. [TU] [NYDN]

Local politicians are already mourning the end of the Bruno pork. [Troy Record] [Post-Star]

AMD says Bruno's retirement won't have any effect on its tentative plan to build a chip fab plant in Luther Forest. [Troy Record]

Mary Lou Whitney on Joe Bruno: "In the history of Saratoga no person has done more for us than Senator Bruno. He is the king of Saratoga." [Saratogian]

Dean Skelos is now Senate majority leader, taking one of the Three Men in a Room spots. [TU]

Skelos says items 1, 2, and 3 on his agenda are lowering property taxes. [NY Sun]

Skelos doesn't have Bruno's sense of humor and there's speculation that the atmosphere in the room among The Three Men might be a little chilly. [NYT]

But he is known as "Dean the Dream." [NY Sun]

Skelos' wife is Joe Bruno's appointments secretary. [TU]

One of the big picture questions now is whether the Republicans can hold onto the state Senate. Of the 32 Republican senators, 15 will be 65 or older by the end of the year -- and there's speculation some might see this as a good time to step aside. The oldest, 82-year-old Caesar Trunzo, says he's still running. [Newsday]

photo: NYS Senate / senatorbruno.com

Comments

I'm glad you guys are doing this- I have very limited time to mess around on the computer (most of which is time spent posting obnoxious comments here), so the concentrated coverage is appreciated.

Bruno looks amazing for 79. They must start every assembly meeting with a thai yoga massage and vitamin shake.

Wow, he really does look good for 79. Turns out blocking all progress in Albany is great for your health. This departure bodes well for the Senate, as that seat is now in play. One party rule, here we come!

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