Adolfo Carrion Jr., the former Bronx borough president and White House urban policy director, is now officially the mayoral candidate of the Independence Party, giving him a spot on the ballot in November.
While the story acknowledged that not all the feelers put out were serious, the chance to play kingmaker is irresitable. But the person playing kingmaker, or actively trying to do so, may not be a current member of Bloomberg's administration.(1)
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson said, "I don't rule out sitting down the people from the Independence Party and perhaps talking to them about their line in the future." Thompson also said, "The Independence Party for the last few elections in New York City has been very helpful in helping to re-elect Mike Bloomberg, but I would assume it's a new era."(3)