Perhaps Mayor Graham might be reading the wrong tea leaves this time in his assessment that Conservative candidate for the 23rd Congressional seat, Doug Hoffman, is a fly by night and will not stay in the race.
The Mayor consistently has stated that Hoffman is only around to intimidate Scozzafava.
It appears he may be vested in this campaign, but still absent of any local movement. Today's campaign announcement suggest some key Republicans and Conservatives on the National level will see to it he stays in the race and remains competitive, albeit just somewhat.
He announced campaign operatives today Team Hoffman.
He has some heavy hitters on his campaign team, not the least of which is Rob Ryan, who served as Pataki's campaign manager when he defeated Mario Cuomo, then went on to assist Randy Daniels.
What Hoffman lacks is any local people serving, which is a gaping hole in his organization.