In April, city Democrats had endorsed Fourth Ward Councilman Frank Meola. Last month, Daniel Trevisani, a former city firefighter, announced his intention to win the party's nomination in a September primary.
Now, both men have stepped aside and say they support Roefaro, a former Utica Board of Education member.
The change comes just days after the Observer-Dispatch reported former Mayor Edward A. Hanna would be an independent candidate in the race.
This whole thing sounds strangely familiar. I think I need start taking the rantings of My Paranoid Friend (TM) more seriously.
Update: An emailer writes that Roefaro isn't the endorsed candidate. Allegedly, his nomination was rammed through without a proper notification to the full committee. I have no clue how true that is, but it would be hysterical if they screwed it up.