WHEN SIX POTENTIAL 2013 NYC MAYORAL CANDIDATES ARRIVE AT ONE BROOKLYN EVENT, THEN THE RACE IS ABOUT TO START FOLKS.
Last Thursday night, District Leader Lori Knipel (44AD) and the Brooklyn Independent Democrats (BID) held their 14th annual awards dinner. It was to the place to be. Many of those in attendance were political heavyweights in NYC politics. Six potential mayoral candidates for 2013 came. So too did the state comptroller, some members of congress, state senators, assembly members, city council members, judges and district leaders.
Lori knows how to throw an event folks. I have told you before that she has the best Christmas party in Brooklyn politics. Of course there was side talk of her impending run for Brooklyn Borough President in 2013; and the large crowd in attendance was reflective of Lori Knipel’s politic philosophy of inclusion, co-operation and empowerment. It was a rainbow room as diverse as NYC’s demographics.
If Lori does decide to run for boro prez she will be attempting to make history, by becoming the first woman to ever hold the job. Now, remember that Brooklyn is one of the oldest cities in this country. It was first settled 1624. It was later formally linked to the other five boroughs in 1898: thus it is overdue for having a female borough president; especially one (like Lori) who is committed to working with people of all races, religions, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual- orientations and genders.
What was intriguing to me was the fact that six of the current sixteen potential 2013 mayoral candidates dropped in to Lori’s event. I will name them: Bill Thompson (former NYC comptroller); State senator Eric Adams, who has said he will run for mayor if Thompson doesn’t; Congressman Anthony Weiner, who is probably the early favorite to win the democrats 2013 mayoral primary; Public Advocate Bill DiBlasio, who is a long time Brooklyn resident; Comptroller John Liu, who is a tireless campaigner folks; and Brooklyn’s current boro prez Marty Markowitz, whose chances of becoming the next mayor is grossly underrated (mark my words folks): but that’s another column.
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