On Sunday afternoon, Ken Thompson officially announced his campaign to unseat Joe Hynes as Brooklyn's district attorney.
"It's not going to be an easy fight, but with your support I'm confident that I will win," said Thompson, a former federal prosecutor, in a sweaty kick-off event at the Brooklyn War Memorial. "You can count on me as Brooklyn DA to restore confidence and integrity to our criminal justice system."
"Lesbian frontrunner" [Tempo]
Christine Quinn: "I am very clear that a part of my personality is what some people might call a bitch." [Greg Sargent, h/t Jonathan Capehart]
Quinn's election would "send a message around the world," said Stonewall's Melissa Sklarz. [Keith Wagstaff]
Manhattan G.O.P. chair Dan Isaacs last night said he and his committee are scheduled to meet with supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis and former M.T.A. chair Joe Lhota in the next two weeks.(1)
Rev. Al Sharpton is hosting a mayoral debate on January 15 in Harlem, part of Sharpton's annual Martin Luther King Day celebration.
"How does a Republican win for mayor? How does a black Republican run and win, for mayor?"