Someone who grew up in the north country, spent time elsewhere and is now returning home is looking to run against Matt Doheny for the Republican nomination in the 23rd Congressional District.
It's Kellie Greene, of Arizona, formerly of Oswego County who moved to Sackets Harbor.
The conservative political scene is abuzz today with news that Ms. Greene will speak at 6 tonight at the Flower Memorial Library with other like-minded, tea party-oriented folks.
Mr. Stabins and Mr. Eustis eventually bowed out of the Republican primary before it even began. Mr. Doheny has much of the momentum and institutional support, and even third-party kingmaker Mike Long is open to a Doheny endorsement, as first reported here.
In a lengthy email that a Republican source forwarded TPI, Ms. Greene expounds on her political views — standard tea party fare. She says she moved back to New York specifically to get involved in the congressional race.
TPI has reached out to Ms. Greene, and will post a response when one is provided.
UPDATE: Ms. Greene responds.
She confirmed that she is, indeed, thinking about running for Congress because she doesn't like the choices that are being offered right now.
"A run is definitely a serious consideration, but it's not one you make lightly," she said. "I'm seriously considering it."