Apple Drops Senate Bid. Craig Apple is withdrawing from the race. The Albany County Sheriff made headlines last year when he pursued criminal charges against Cuomo. He alleged that the disgraced Governor sexually harassed former aide Brittany Commisso. There were several technical irregularities in his case. The charges were later dropped. Apple cited family considerations in his announcement, It is further evidence of his highly erratic behavior. Cuomo spokesman Rick Azzopardi sarcastically commented, “Cowboy sheriff goes to pasture. Hate to see it,” The Sheriff will likely fade into the recesses. Apple Drops Senate Bid. It is yet another chapter in the tangled maze of Albany politics !!