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Four more years
With just under four years until the 2020 election, speculation already has begun to emerge on who might challenge Donald Trump to become leader of the free world.

A pair of New Yorkers are among the possible contenders: Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

New York Daily News is among those eyeing a possible run by Andy: “New York’s famously power-hungry governor has moved to the left recently on issues like boosting the state’s minimum wage, which he could use in a national run. He also has a strong record on gun control, pushing gay marriage in New York well before it became the law of the land, and paid family leave.”

And Mother Jones’ list includes Kirsten.

“After Clinton became secretary of state, Gillibrand replaced her as New York’s junior senator. Will Gillibrand succeed Clinton as the party’s presidential nominee, too?”

Other names being bandied: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker, first lady Michelle Obama and Virginian Tim Kaine, Hillary’s running mate.

The Daily News also suggests Kanye West, but that’s crazy, right?

Nov. 3, 2020—it’s just around the corner.

Alto, Johnny and the Wings
The Rochester Red Wings organization, World Series champion manager Joe Altobelli and star Major League pitcher Johnny Antonelli have been selected to the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the 2016 class. The induction is Sunday in Troy.

Rochester is the first team/organization selected for induction. The Wings have won an International League-best 10 Governors’ Cups since the trophy was awarded to the playoff champion beginning in 1933, team officials say. Rochester’s professional baseball history dates back to 1877.

“The Rochester Red Wings are a pure New York State franchise,” said Rene LeRoux, executive director of the hall of fame. “The Red Wings are a worthy first choice.”

Joe managed the Baltimore Orioles in 1983, leading the team to its third and most recent World Series title. He managed parts of seven Major League seasons while compiling a 437-407 record. He also led Rochester to a 502-350 record as manager from 1971-76, guiding the Wings to Governors’ Cups titles in ’71 and ’74. He was general manager from 1992-94 and radio broadcaster from 1998-2008.

Johnny, who was born in Rochester and attended high school at Jefferson High, made his Major League debut as an 18-year-old with the Boston Braves in 1948 and enjoyed a 12-year MLB career. Johnny later became known locally as the “Tire Man” with more than 28 stores in Rochester and beyond bearing his name.

11/11/2016 (c) 2016 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email rbj@rbj.net.

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