Woman announces candidacy to challenge Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy

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A Schenectady woman is challenging Gary McCarthy for mayor.

Thearse McCalmon announced her candidacy earlier Monday in a news conference.

The Democrat is hoping to upset two term mayor Mayor McCarthy, who is also a Democrat.

To force a primary, McCalmon would need between 750 and 800 signatures on her petition.

McCarthy has yet to announce if he’s seeking another term.

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