Vito It Is (Or Not)

Brooklyn sources tell us that Vito Lopez has locked up the county leader’s job in Brooklyn.

A couple of quick pieces of analysis: On one level, this has some meaning for the speaker’s race. It’s a win for Lew Fidler, a Lopez ally, and a loss for Bill de Blasio.

On a broader level, the ascendency yet of another part of the borough’s machine is a sign of just how weak Brooklyn’s reform movement remains inside party circles, their consolation being that the party regularly loses at the polls.

UPDATE: Joe Bova calls in to warn The Politicker not to count chickens. “Far from a done deal,” he says.