Back in May, FTVLive told you that WROC Anchor Rachel Barnhart was signing off and would likely run for political office.
It was one of the worst-kept secrets in Rochester (NY) politics and Television and now it's official.
Less than 2 weeks after signing off from the station, Barnhart confirmed that she sent paperwork to the state Board of Elections on Monday to form a campaign committee to run for the 138th Assembly District.
She plans to challenge incumbent Assemblyman Harry Bronson, D-Rochester, in a primary election on Sept. 13.
“I just left my job less than two weeks ago and I was forbidden to participate in political activity as a journalist, so there’s an incredible amount of work to do to launch a campaign,” she told the Democrat and Chronicle.
FTVLive told you back in March that Barnhart was considering a political run, so we think maybe now of the political work was already getting done in the background.