In an attempt to prevent his political suicide, Kevin Cahill is trying to meet with Mike Hein and also get the Assembly back in session in order to pass the necessary bill and prevent layoffs.
I would not be surprised if Shelly Silver does Kevin a favor and fixes the problem. After all, Kevin has been kissing up to him for years.
As for opponents, only 2 have surfaced, but neither are strong enough candidates to win. One (Woerner) was just defeated in a ward primary. The other ( Andi Turco-Levin) will never get the support of the conservative party. She is also too liberal to present an alternative to Kevin.
More seasoned politicos are waiting to see whether Shelly Silver bails Kevin out. If that happens, Kevin takes a hit but survives. It is only if the matter really blows up and causes layoffs that Kevin becomes extremely vulnerable. Then, a truly conservative candidate with the ability to speak and debate well can defeat Kevin. A liberal Rino, someone with substantial baggage, or someone who cannot get the Rep, Ind, and Con lines has NO chance to win.