So, this picture is a little hard to make out, but if you are a student of the Albany scene and you look veeeeery closely, you will be able to determine the identity of this individual.

pigeon campaigs for pedro

Give up?

It’s none other than Steve Pigeon, the controversial former Erie County Democratic chairman, advisor to coup-inducer/Rochester-Florida billionaire B. Thomas Golisano and counsel to the illustrious Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. (Both Pigeon and Espada are under investigation).

Pigeon was spotted this morning far from his Buffalo stomping grounds. He was handing out Espada lit at a Bronx polling site called “The Arbor.”

As you’ll recall, Pigeon, who got his $150,000-a-year state job thanks to the coup and 31-day Senate stalemate, became an issue in the Democratic AG primary when Sean Coffey tried to tar Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice for meeting with him and Golisano and accepting his support. (Pigeon was at the Democratic convention in Rye and cast a vote for Rice).