I just finished speaking to former Cortland mayor Bruce Tytler on the telephone, and asked him to confirm the rumors that he is contemplating a campaign for the 24th District's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Tytler said that yes, he is taking a look at running for Congress, and that his considerations are growing increasingly serious. He has a campaign together that is working together to gather the research Tytler will need to make his final decision, which he says will come in the next couple of weeks.
More than taking on any of the other Democratic candidates running in the district, Tytler had his focus on defeating Sherwood Boehlert, citing a "deficit of leadership" that is in dire need of remedy.
By the way, Bruce Tytler says that he is well aware of the rumors being maliciously spread about him over at the Syracuse.com discussion pages. Tytler says that it's all a bunch of old bunk, and said I could tell my readers so.
Tytler and I ended the conversation with a promise that, when Tytler makes his final decision, he'll give me a telephone call. Until then, I can leave you with the word, strongly expressed by Tytler, that if he decides to run for Congress, he will run to win.