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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:11 PM

Likely Mayoral Hopeful Leaves Democratic Party

Source: New York Times

Adolfo Carrión Jr., a former Bronx borough president and Obama administration official, is all but certain to jump into the 2013 mayor’s race, not as a Democrat, but rather as an independent seeking the Republican nomination, according to his spokesman and others.

Should Mr. Carrión, a strong fund-raiser, prevail in a Republican primary, he could pose a credible challenge to whoever emerges from what is expected to be a wide-open and bruising primary for the Democratic nomination. And though Democrats outnumber Republicans in New York City by more than six to one, no Democrat has won the mayoralty since David N. Dinkins in 1989.

An adviser to Mr. Carrión, Davidson Goldin, said Mr. Carrión had recently left the Democratic Party and was unaffiliated. Mr. Goldin also said that Mr. Carrión, who would need the blessing of three of the five Republican county leaders to run on their line in the city, had been talking to individual chairmen regularly, and was to meet all of them Wednesday night. Mr. Carrión is also seeking the backing of the Independence Party.


Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/nyregion/adolfo-carrion-jr-quits-democrats-mayoral-bid-likely.html?smid=tw-nytmetro&_r=0



Bloomberg had the advantage of self-financing. Not sure if the Republican Party will go for the same deal again.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:15 PM

1. Not good news for NYC democrats. The democrats don't have an A list candidate to run this time.

I still think we will win next year, but this makes things interesting. But will the gop have him. He is not exactly a raging conservative.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:19 PM

2. Democrats have had weak candidates for some time now.

Quinn will be a strong candidate, and should dispose of this clown easily.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:33 PM

4. I am not sold on her just yet, but it looks like it will be her in the end.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:48 PM

6. Not really a Quinn fan either

I'd take either Anthony Weiner or Elliot Spitzer, scandals and all.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:50 PM

7. Me too!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:25 PM

3. WTF? How can he be an "Independent" AND run as a Republican?

This guy sounds like a dishonest, self-serving douchebag. As noted in that article:

"Mr. Carrión, a longtime resident of City Island, also comes with some baggage. When he was nominated by the White House in early 2009 to head its Office of Urban Affairs, he was the subject of an investigation in The Daily News for using, in a renovation project on his own home, an architect who was also involved in a major housing development project that required Mr. Carrión’s approval."

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:48 PM

5. Anybody can run on any line in NY

with the proper support from the party

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:54 PM

8. another

Quisling?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:55 PM

9. This is the same thing that Bloomberg did. He was a Democrat, but concluded that he could not

win the Democratic primary. So he switched parties and ran as a Republican.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:44 PM

11. And then effectively governed as a center-right independent.

Never did understand how he felt it was ok to intervene in the ingredients used by NYC restaurants, but refused to support a Living Wage ordinance for the people who WORK in those restaurants because THAT would be too much government meddling.

And of course, he showed his true fascist soul in his persecution of the heroes of Zuccotti Square.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:50 AM

15. That's easy to explain.

Government is for making the peasantry do what you think is best for them, not what they think is best. If they knew what was best for them, they'd already be rich. Authoritarians are the suck.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:31 PM

10. It's probably all about getting money to run for election from the big republican super pacs

I hope this self serving cretin gets beaten soundly. The republican brand is kind of tainted now in the Hispanic community.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:50 PM

14. Tio Tomas

nm

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:47 PM

12. If I remember correctly, Bloomberg won the first time because a lot of Hispanics stayed home

after a very divisive primary. If Democrats gotv they should win.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:16 PM

13. Looks like the GOP are going to try to buy some color

 

Its the Fred Flintstone way of fixing your problems.

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