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County Republican chair says he won’t reject mayoral nomination in an effort to keep party’s hope alive

An Onondaga County Republican Party boss is moving out of the city, but he doesn’t want the GOP to lose its stake in Syracuse’s next mayoral race.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – An Onondaga County Republican Party boss is moving out of the city, but he doesn’t want the GOP to lose its stake in Syracuse’s next mayoral race.

Republican Chair Tom Dadey announced on Tuesday that he will not reject the party nomination for the position of mayor.

Dadey was facing a deadline Monday to remove his name from the petitions but chose to remain on the ballot as a placeholder until the Republicans find a viable candidate.

Dadey acknowledged that he does not plan on running. And he is moving out of Syracuse, which would disqualify him from running in any event.

By leaving his name on the petitions, Dadey is buying time for the Republicans as they try to find a GOP challenger for the incumbent Democrat, Mayor Stephanie Miner.

The GOP has struggled to find a candidate for the top position in a city that has traditionally supported Democratic candidates.
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