We love an election
Yes, upstart gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout and her sidekick Tim Wu brought in 29 and 39 percent of the vote respectively, a whole heap more than anybody expected of their homespun campaign to put the fear of the U.S. Attorney into Gov. Cuomo. And if Teachout, a Fort Greene resident, has political plans here at home going forward, we encourage her to give us a call. But so much more happened in Tuesday night’s low-turnout primary, in which just more than 10 percent of the city’s 2.4 million registered Democrats voted.
Long-occupied Assembly seats opened up and were filled. The Brooklyn Democratic machine reasserted itself against the insurgent Working Families Party machine. Borough President Adams proclaimed himself kingmaker of Kings County. And a TV actor made crude jokes about a sitting councilman.
See below for our take on all the action.
Don’t have time to read all the stories about last night’s primary? Or have you read every last word and yet you’re finding yourself hungry for more hard-hitting analysis? Well here’s deputy editor Nathan Tempey talking with our TV pals at BK Live today about all the highlights. Comments (4)
Borough President Adams’ handpicked successor to his Park Slope state Senate seat crushed his opponent in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night in a breakaway win that surprised observers. Comments (1)
Machine Bushwick Assembly candidate Erik Dilan bested his challenger from the faltering left wing of Brooklyn liberal politics in Tuesday night’s low-turnout primary election. Comment
Longtime Red Hook Assemblyman Felix Ortiz breezed to victory past his first serious challenger in years on Tuesday night in the primary. Comments (2)