Jim Cavanaugh announces he's staying in Eastchester supervisor race

Eastchester Town Supervisor Jim Cavanaugh is not ready to call it quits. After losing to his Republican primary challenger in a very tight race, Cavanaugh announced he's staying in the race.

After a week of speculation, Eastchester Supervisor Jim Cavanaugh will be running in a surprising three-way race for town supervisor under the Independence and Conservative lines. Ironically, Cavanaugh is also the county GOP leader, and he will cross party lines to try to keep his post.

After the long process of recounting all the votes, primary challenger Tony Colavita pulled past the longtime incumbent and took the Republican spot by less than one percent of the vote.

Until the announcement, Colavita was confident Cavanaugh would support him, since Cavanaugh is the Westchester GOP chairman. Colavita said he's disappointed in Cavanaugh's decision.

The Democratic candidate, P.J. Denning, says Cavanaugh's announcement makes for a very interesting three-way race.

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