The Albany Project reports the rumor
that the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is urging Randy Kuhl to retire because he can't win. The NRCC's favored candidate, according to this rumor, is Maggie Brooks, the Monroe County Executive.
This makes no sense for a number of reasons. First, Maggie represented
Monroe County's 17th District in the County Legislature, which includes the town of Irondequoit. Unless she's moved, she doesn't live in the district, so she's a "carpetbagger". Second, putting a Monroe County Republican up against a Southern Tier Democrat is a dumb move. The Southern Tier houses the Republican core of the district, and they're going to want one of their own running.
I have to believe this is a rumor manufactured by someone who doesn't know the area very well, but is able to read campaign finance reports. Maggie is a good fundraiser, so she'd have some deep pockets. But money isn't enough to win a Congressional race, especially for someone who's going to have to move to get into the district.