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Ivins to announce his comeback

Republican Ken Ivins will announce on Monday what his electoral future holds.

The former city Finance Commissioner is hosting a $5 per person fundraiser at the Thirsty Owl, where he will divulge his plans. A copy of his campaign flyer is available below.

It's not clear what he is running for, although it is likely either for city Accounts Commissioner, mayor or the second city spot on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors. There has not been much talk about him trying to avenge his 2011 defeat to Democrat Michele Madigan.

The mayor post is vacant, with the likely Democratic candidate being Joanne Yepsen. Her mayoral candidacy frees up the second of city's spots on the county Board of Supervisors. The Accounts post is held by popular Democrat John Franck, who wasn't challenged in 2011, but is being sued by a former employee now.

For his part, Ivins is being very coy and wouldn't give out a hint in an email last week.

"Besides I am still deciding," he wrote. "I was all set but others are encouraging me to run for something else. So we will see."

My best bet is that he will run against Franck or for supervisor.

As of his January 2013 campaign finance filing, Ivins still has $1,053.18 in his campaign account from his last campaign. Accounts Commissioner John Franck has about eight times that and Joanne Yepsen doesn't have a mayoral campaign registered with the state, although her supervisor committee had debt in January.

According to City Republican Committee Chairman David Harper, the next scheduled meeting of the city's Republicans is on May 13, when they could decide on some endorsements.

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