Speaker’s Race

Around City Hall, there continues to be quite a lot of chatter about who the next Speaker of the City Council will be.

But it’s beginning to appear that this one isn’t going to shake out in any real way until after the November election.

A reader points out an two items The Politicker missed in Crain’s Insider last week: First was a claim that Bill de Blasio had a dozen votes in the bag. Then two of the four names on his list, David Yassky and Simcha Felder, appear to have asked for retractions, and another item pulled them off the list.

So it does seem a bit early to be counting votes.