November 18, 2005

Aretakis weighs Bruno challenge

Albany Times Union

First published: Friday, November 18, 2005

John Aretakis, the controversial attorney who has carved a niche representing people who say they've been abused by priests, confirmed to Inside Politics Thursday he has "not ruled out" challenging Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, R-Brunswick, next year.

Aretakis, 45, a self-described "life-long Democrat," said he has been approached several times over the past year by people asking if he'd consider a run against Bruno. He didn't say who. But interest in him intensified, he said, after a number of Republican losses on Election Day in Bruno's district raised murmurs the senator's power may be ebbing.

"This is not a subject that I myself have thought about or broached," Aretakis said. "I have always believed that the moment when I entered politics would be the moment I would sell everything that's good about myself."

Posted by kshaw at November 18, 2005 10:18 AM