Cyrus Vance Jr., reportedly Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau’s chosen successor, officially announced his candidacy for the office this morning on the steps of City Hall, paying homage to his former boss’ decades of service and saying he would “build on that tradition.”
“In the last 75 years there have only been three elected district attorneys,” said Vance. “All three of them have been legends.”
The challenge for Vance, who was surrounded by other former assistant district attorneys on the damp steps, is to project both a fresh voice while placing himself in the continuum of his popular (potential) predecessor, who he was most careful not to offend.
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