Right now James and Squadron are neck and neck at around 33% but with 4 candidates neither will get 40% and there will be a runoff. James has real potential as someone with a future. If you haven't seen her speech challenging ed deform at a PEP, check it out.
Squadron, as one of our parent activists reported is pretty bad:
- Schumer boy
- Madoff money won and lost
- Married to a Bloomberg gov administrator
- Takes charter $$
- Tisch $$
I disagree that she is a long shot. She has many of the unions, which matters in a down ballot race like this. She has the most name recognition of all the candidates as well (although it's still pretty low.) Money is a problem, but the union endorsements counter that a bit. Things still have to go right for her, but she has a real chance to be public advocate.Let's hope this holds true in the runoff.
As for Stringer, his appointment of Patrick Sullivan to the PEP got my vote.
And Yippee - Charles Hynes lost for Brooklyn DA - I almost moved back to Brooklyn to vote against that criminal.