David Greenfield Flips Endorsement to Ken Thompson

Councilman David Greenfield endorsing Ken Thompson.
Councilman David Greenfield endorsing Ken Thompson.

After blasting Ken Thompson throughout a fiery Democratic primary for Brooklyn district attorney, Councilman David Greenfield reversed course today and endorsed him over his rival, incumbent Charles Hynes.

Speaking at a press conference called to herald the occasion, Mr. Greenfield said meetings with Mr. Thompson had changed his mind. Continue reading “David Greenfield Flips Endorsement to Ken Thompson”

Charles Hynes Says Rival’s Campaign ‘Like a Seinfeld Episode’

Charles Hynes this morning.
Charles Hynes this morning.

What do a seminal 1990’s sitcom and Ken Thompson’s campaign to become Brooklyn’s next district attorney have in common? Plenty, according to incumbent D.A. Charles Hynes.

Continue reading “Charles Hynes Says Rival’s Campaign ‘Like a Seinfeld Episode’”

Thompson Supporters Accuse Hynes of Exploiting Racial Fears

Ken Thompson supporters at today's press conference.
Ken Thompson supporters at today’s press conference.

Nearly 40 supporters of Ken Thompson’s Brooklyn district attorney campaign gathered on the steps of Borough Hall today to demand incumbent Charles Hynes apologize for allegedly accusing Mr. Thompson of being a gun trafficker–which they linked to a larger plot to scare white voters in the November election. Continue reading “Thompson Supporters Accuse Hynes of Exploiting Racial Fears”

Charles Hynes’s Political Giving Under Fire

Charles Hynes (Photo: NY1)
Charles Hynes (Screengrab: NY1)

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes, who is continuing to run for re-election despite a bruising primary loss, has poured thousands of dollars into his fellow politicians’ coffers while serving as D.A.–despite a rule barring him from endorsing candidates. Continue reading “Charles Hynes’s Political Giving Under Fire”

Thompson Says Hynes Now With the Party ‘Trying to Destroy the President’

Ken Thompson and Chuck Schumer today.
Ken Thompson and Chuck Schumer today.

Ken Thompson is still livid about Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes’s decision to continue his re-election bid after losing the Democratic primary.

Mr. Hynes had reportedly conceded the general election, vowing not to actively campaign on the Republican and Conservative Party lines, only to change his mind last week. At a press conference today rolling out Senator Chuck Schumer’s endorsement, Mr. Thompson lit into Mr. Hynes for the move. Continue reading “Thompson Says Hynes Now With the Party ‘Trying to Destroy the President’”

Democrats Blast Hynes’s Decision to Challenge Thompson as Republican

Charles "Joe" Hynes. (Photo: Facebook)
Charles “Joe” Hynes. (Photo: Facebook)

Democrats are fuming over Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes’s decision to challenge Democratic nominee Ken Thompson on the Republican and Conservative lines after handily losing to him in the primary. Continue reading “Democrats Blast Hynes’s Decision to Challenge Thompson as Republican”

Hynes and Thompson Clash in Furious Brooklyn DA Forum

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes and Kenneth Thompson, with moderator Harry Siegel between them.
Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes and Kenneth Thompson.

They made Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer look like the stars of a buddy cop flick.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and his challenger, former federal prosecutor Ken Thompson, erupted repeatedly at each other at a St. Francis College forum last night, managing to top their furious debate performance Tuesday on NY1.

Peppering his language with words like “hell” and “damn,” Mr. Hynes resembled a cantankerous father scolding an impudent son, dismissing Mr. Thompson as a liar with a flimsy résumé. Mr. Thompson, meanwhile, painted Mr. Hynes as a corrupt product of a political machine completely out of touch with the needs of minority Brooklynites.  Continue reading “Hynes and Thompson Clash in Furious Brooklyn DA Forum”