A Giuliani Democrat Bides His Time

rsz nelson rudy A Giuliani Democrat Bides His TimeHere’s a fun piece of old campaign literature, featuring then-mayor Rudy Giuliani offering a toothy-grinned endorsement to Michael Nelson, a City Councilman who represents the Sheepshead Bay and Midwood sections of Brooklyn.

It’s enough to prompt the interesting (if not hugely consequential) question of whether Nelson, a Democrat, plans to return the favor this year by supporting Giuliani over Hillary Clinton, who is the overwhelming choice of his local colleagues.

Nelson’s chief of staff Rob Varley told me that Nelson “hasn’t endorsed anybody yet and the Councilman is waiting for the right moment to interject his opinion when the primaries come closer.”