From the Daily News:
Avella, who made an appearance at the Stevenson Democratic Club last night and chatted about his 2010 plans with a reader (thanks reader!), confirmed to me that he is indeed considering a Senate run, but insisted he has made "no firm decision" as yet.
"There's a possibility, yes," Avella said. "There are discussions going on...I think it's appropriate. You know me, I've been a big reformer person, and Albany is certainly a place that's in need of reform."
"The incumbent, Frank Padavan, has been there for 37 years. Whether you like it or not, I think it's time for a change...There's no question he has his supporters. A lot of his supporters are my supporters."
My advice: Go after Ackerman instead.