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13-WHAM's Sean Carroll posts his reflection on covering the 29th for the last four years. Sean notes that the combined difference between the 2006 and 2008 races was less than 2,000 votes.

Sean wonders if there will be a Massa/Kuhl III. I never got the impression that Randy Kuhl enjoyed fundraising or campaigning. A rematch by Kuhl would require a much bigger fundraising effort, since he wouldn't be able to count on as many "automatic" PAC donations running as a challenger. I just don't see a Kuhl challenge in 2010.

David Kubissa at the Star-Gazette sees hostility in Massa's recent fundraising letter.


1. I don't believe that there will be a rematch. I don't think Randy has the energy and even if he did, I'm not sure the party would just hand him the nomination.

2. Kubissa is probably upset that the guy his paper endorsed not only did not win the election but also went from a winner in Chemung County in 2006 to a loser in 2008.

3. Happy Veterans Day to Eric Massa, John McCain and all the other veterans who have served our country so well.

I don't see Randy trying to get his seat back. I don't think he enjoys campaigning, and, as Elmer says, he wouldn't be handed the nomination.

Randy will probably teach at Keuka College, Elmira College, St. Bonnie's, Alfred and a collection of others. I don't think he fully understood the level of play to which he was ascending when he stepped out of his safe-as-safe-can-be State Senate seat and entered the national arena. Also, since reading between the lines it may be that Corning, Inc. talked him into changing his vote on the b ailout measure, maybe they'll come to his 'rescue' now. Am I right that he couldn't become a lobbyist for them, immediately? In any case, next time out it will be someone like Maggie Brooks or Phil Roche or the young upstart Mayor of Corning, tom Reed (sp?). But Massa, if he calms down and really puts his nose to the grindstone re: CONSTITUENT SERVICES, will be there for some time to come. Quite an exciting time in this district!~