1:50 pm Aug. 30, 20121
Former assemblyman Frank Seddio's campaign to become the next chairman of the Brooklyn Democratic County Organization is fully underway.
He was endorsed by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and he hit some reform-friendly talking points in an interview with the the Daily News.
He's also lined up help from Democratic consultant George Arzt, who emailed me to confirm he is helping Seddio in this effort. (The county leader is chosen by a vote among the 42 members of the county party's executive committee and 11 at-large members.)
One of the arguments for selecting Seddio is that he's a knowledge old-school pol who has surprisingly good relationships with the varying (and sometimes warring) factions within Brooklyn.
Case in point: When David Weprin went to the Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club in Canarsie to kick off his congressional campaign, Seddio was there. So was Lincoln Restler, a leader of the anti-Lopez reform movement in the form of the New Kings Democrats. They seemed happy enough to run into each other.