Kenneth Thompson, the attorney who represented the hotel housekeeper in Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s sexual assault controversy, is considering a run against Brooklyn D.A. Joe Hynes in 2013. Our sources confirm that he’s looking at potential campaign staff and is taking the endeavor seriously. Mr. Thompson, who is African-American, could have a significant base of support in the borough’s Democratic electorate.
Kirsten John Foy, who has been seriously considering his own City Council campaign in Brooklyn, took the next logical step and formed a campaign committee for term-limited Councilman Al Vann‘s Bed-Stuy-based seat.
Two of Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s alleged sexual harassment/groping victims found work elsewhere in Brooklyn, working for Assemblyman Peter Abbate and longtime Lopez foe Joan Millman. “Millman said she hasn’t spoken to Lopez in years.”
Shots fired from Public Advocate Bill de Blasio against 2009 mayoral nominee Bill Thompson on his last bid for Gracie Mansion: “Obviously on the Democratic side, Thomspon did not motivate people to come out. So, I think when you add it together…both sides’ vote base stayed home.”
Sukkot shots fired from Democrat Simcha Felder against his GOP opponent, Senator David Storobin: “Simcha is the ONLY actual candidate from a Jewish standpoint. The other side (Storobin) is a son without a name. And it’s understandable that he is not even to be considered as a candidate for our community.”
“For example, I could perform that showstopper from the Public’s beloved ‘The Pirates of Penzance,’ my favorite Gilbert and Sullivan,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said as he performed some public theater. “I would call it, ‘I am the model of the modern mayor general.’”
U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long makes more money than you do.
GOP congressional candidate Matt Doheny has a new ad out against North Country Rep. Bill Owens, which prominently features a coin emblazoned with “In Bill We Do Not Trust”: