A little over five months after he announced a “fusion candidacy” for mayor on the Liberal and Republican party lines, Tom Allon, CEO of the local newspaper chain Manhattan Media, is ending his bid for City Hall. Mr. Allon announced his decision in a statement that attributed the decision to his direct acquisition of Manhattan Media’s political news organization, City and State Media.
“When I decided to enter the mayoral race in July, 2011, I had a deep desire to lead this wonderful and unique city and to finally fix our crumbling public education system, the single greatest cause of New York City’s jobs crisis and increasing inequality in the five boroughs,” Mr. Allon said.
A little over a week after announcing his intention to challenge State Senator Diane Savino next year, 21-year-old NYU junior named Saint Jermaine Endeley may drop his bid to take the 23rd District seat. Word of Mr. Enderley’s early departure from the race first appeared via a report on The Brooklyn Politics this afternoon that said “multiple sources familiar with the situation” expected Mr. Endeley to drop out of the race. Mr. Endeley subsequently told The Politicker he’s re-evaluating his decision to run. ”We don’t know if were going forward at this point,” Mr. Endeley said. “We’re not talking to the press at this time, we’ll have a statement tomorrow morning.”
Mr. Endeley’s young age wasn’t the only atypical aspect of his candidacy, the upstart senate hopeful describes himself as a “pro-business” democrat and has a “5-5-5 Plan” reminiscent of the policies of Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.