Snyder, Morgenthau, and the Mayor

Another aspect of the Times’s Snyder endorsement is the way in which it will raise the tempo of that race, and drive turnout in Manhattan. It’s one of a number of exciting downballot races — Borough President and City Council in Manhattan, D.A. in Brooklyn in particular — that seem likely to raise turnout in ways that could help Gifford Miller and Virginia Fields.

The more white and African-American Democrats in Manhattan and Brooklyn go to the polls, the less likely it is that a Hispanic surge for Ferrer will push him over 40%. Or that’s how it seems to me.

And with that observation, The Politicker is taking the rest of the day off. We’ll be back — at work, in Manhattan, for the duration of this cycle, sigh — tomorrow.

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