Burying the Hatchet
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.
King of Kings County
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.
Mo' Money Mo' Problems
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Local 372, the union representing more than 25,000 parent coordinators, crossing guards and other school aides has endorsed Cathy Guerriero for public advocate.
“Cathy’s interview was outstanding. I mean, you very rarely get a standing ovation on any screening. So that was the response of the members,” the union’s president, Santos Crespo Jr., told Politicker this afternoon.
Exit Stage Right
The Brooklyn district attorney’s race is escalating rather quickly in Boro Park.
Councilman David Greenfield and Assemblyman Dov Hikind, Orthodox Jewish surrogates for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and challenger Ken Thompson respectively, traded blows today after Mr. Greenfield said at a recent press conference that Mr. Thompson vowed to “target the Jewish community” for prosecution.
Mr. Hikind, no fan of Mr. Greenfield, was not amused.
Abe George announced today that he would drop out of the race for Brooklyn district attorney, hoping to pave a path to victory for a former rival in his battle against incumbent Charles Hynes.
Mr. George, a spunky former prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.’s office, said he was leaving the race to consolidate the “anti-Hynes” vote and give attorney Kenneth Thompson a better chance of victory.