UPDATE: As always full disclosure, I'm a registered independent.
Here's their press release, which was sent to me because I'm on the "Everything Croton" email list. Funny that I'd just posted this article earlier today - What would America look like without Republicans?
What's mentioned below is certainly true. People have been threatened, pictures of their residences published online, their reputations attacked. Who needs that for a $1,500 annual stipend?
A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CROTON GOP 7/16/12
We hope that in November 2013 the voters of Croton-on-Hudson will once again be given a choice of candidates to represent them, in an election campaign that is conducted in an honorable and decent way. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Trustee Greg Schmidt, who previously announced that he will not be running for office this November, for his years of service to this village during his tenure in office as both Mayor and Village Trustee. We thank the community for its past support.
The Officers and Members of the Croton Republican Committee