Since Primary night, it has been one of the questions most asked of Tom Richards: Will he stay in the race for Rochester mayor?
Richards said Monday he has still not made up his mind.
Richards was the party's choice heading into Tuesday's primary, but Lovely Warren got her supporters to the polls and won with 58 percent of the vote to Richards' 41 percent. Come November, her name will be on the Democratic line and party leaders have said they will support her, the Democratic candidate in the election.
But Richards' name will also be on that ballot on the Working Families and Independence Party lines. He still has not decided if he will actively campaign or even stay in the race over the next few months.
"I have some personal issues I need to straighten out," said Richards. "Then I have to take a look at it and see whether this is something that I think is appropriate and can be done."
Richards said he appreciates the support he's gotten from colleagues and friends who have encouraged him to stay in.
When asked what he wants or needs to hear to make his decision, he said, "I don't want to speculate on that. I've been at this long enough to know that if I speculate with you, there will only be another question coming after that. So I'm going to let it go at that.
When I make the decision I'll let you know why I did it. "
Warren and Richards will face Green Party candidate Alex White in the Nov. 5 election.