Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei is certainly lucking out.

First, there was former Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, the Republican who unseated him by a narrow margin in 2010, who decided to bow out of the race.

Today, it’s Onondaga County Comptroller Robert Antonacci who says that while the NY-24 is winnable for the Republicans next year, he won’t be their candidate.

Antonacci, in a statement released by Republican county Chairman Tom Dadey this afternoon, declared he won’t be a candidate, believing his skills lie best in being the county comptroller.

“At this time, I believe I can serve the people of Onondaga County far better as their Comptroller than I can as one of 435 separately-elected members of the House of Representatives,” he said. “I am honored to serve as the county’s top fiscal watchdog, and know there is plenty of important work here still left to do.”

In 2010, Antonacci was considered a long-shot candidate for attorney general on the Republican line, but ultimately stood down in favor of District Attorney Dan Donovan, the GOP nominee who would go on to lose to Democrat Eric Schneiderman.

Maffei won his seat back from Buerkle in 2012 by a far more comfortable margin. The race one of several battleground House races around upstate and suburban New York last year.

Buerkle was appointed after losing her seat to the Consumer Product Safety Commission by President Obama.