In 1913, while truckmen wheeled boxes and packages out of the executive mansion, ex-Gov. William Sulzer and his political advisors sat around and discussed the project of his running for assemblyman. They assured him that there was no doubt of his election but for some reason the former governor refused positively to make the race. He pleaded for time in the matter and finally agreed to remain in Albany until the following morning. He might make a decision this night. In the meantime, he would consult with his wife regarding the proposition. She said this day that she had not been consulted on the matter and did not care to discuss her views on it. His friends said she would agree to his making the race as she was anxious to see him restored to power. Also, his followers maintained that election to the assembly would be a stepping stone to the return to the governorship of their leader. Local followers of Sulzer were planning to invade the Sixth district and aid him with speeches and money if he ran for the assembly.