A big part of the electoral calculus behind Adolfo Carrion's party-crossing run for mayor involves overcoming the city's inherent Democratic advantage by attracting Latino voters to the Republican line.
It would be an unprecedented accomplishment, according to Luis Miranda, a Democratic consultant to Bill Thompson and a walking encyclopedia of northern Manhattan and Latino politics in New York.
"I can't think of an instance where an African-American or Latino switched parties and has gotten a large chunk of the vote," Miranda told me yesterday. More
on November 14th, 2012 11:48am