Morgenthau Challenger Gets an Early Start

It’s eleven months before the 2009 elections and Manhattan district attorney candidate Leslie Crocker Snyder is rolling out her endorsements.

At a press conference this afternoon on the City Hall steps, Crocker was joined by unions representing law enforcement groups that are endorsing her candidacy. The groups are:

NYC Detectives’ Endowment Association
NYPD Captains Endowment Association
NYPD Lieutenants Benevolent Association
NYPD Hispanic Society
Policewomen’s Endowment Association
New York State Court Officers Association
New York State Supreme Court Officers Association
New York State Court Clerks AssociationMetropolitan Transportation Authority PBA
Port Authority DEA
Port Authority PBA
Port Authority SBA.  

Crocker is trying, again, to unseat Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau, who will be 90 years old next year. He said he’s running for re-election, but if he doesn’t, attorney Cyrus Vance said he’ll enter the race.