From the Daily News:
AND THEN there was one.
Democratic Assembly candidate John Ciafone has officially dropped out of the race for the 36th Assembly seat in Queens.
Ciafone is the second Democrat to skip the race for the spot currently held by Michael Gianaris, who is seeking the seat of retiring state Sen. George Onorato.
Last month, lawyer Jeremiah Frei-Pearson said he was stepping out of the three-way contest to avoid a messy primary battle.
Ciafone's decision leaves just one candidate in the race - lawyer Aravella Simotas, who is supported by the Queens Democratic Party.
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