Rumors are floating about that Tracy Boyland has started to petition in order to challenge Velmanette Montgomery for her Brooklyn-based senate seat. When reached by phone just now, Boyland would only say that she can’t comfirm anything until Wednesday. Which, maybe, says it all.
Boyland challenged Major Owens for his congressional seat in 2004, declined to run again this year, and was term limited out of her city council seat last year. Her brother, William Boyland, Jr., currently holds an assembly seat in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, where their father, William Sr. has created a dynastic political family. Montgomery’s senate seat reaches through Red Hook, Bedford Stuyvesant and Brownsville.