Democrats are fuming over Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes’s decision to challenge Democratic nominee Ken Thompson on the Republican and Conservative lines after handily losing to him in the primary.
“Ken Thompson won the primary fair and square. This is no time for Joe Hynes to turn his back on the Democratic Party. We profoundly regret his action after a long and distinguished career in public service,” Frank Seddio, chair of the Brooklyn Democratic party, said in a statement reacting to the news, which was first reported by the Post.
Another wrinkle in the already interesting City Council race in Brooklyn’s 40th District:
It turns out that Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes has donated money to Mathieu Eugene, the candidate who won the February special election to fill the seat but never took office. (Eugene failed to prove that he lived in the Read More
At 2 p.m. this afternoon, Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes will be handing out DVD copies of video surveillance allegedly showing former Judge Gerald Garson accepting a $1,000 bribe, and cigars, from an attorney.
A spokesman for the DA said that the footage will be played in court before more than a dozen Read More
From the Department of Interesting Connections…
The person Andrew Cuomo tapped to help investigate Medicaid fraud is Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes, who spearheaded a similar effort in Brooklyn.
Hynes, you may recall, is also the DA who revived a five-year-old probe of Cuomo’s top challenger in the Democratic primary, Mark Read More
So apparently Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes is not, in fact, going to be accepting a integrity award from Dov Hikind, whatever the invitation may have said.
Says Hynes spokesman Jerry Schmetterer:
“First of all Dov Hikind hasn’t reached out. And the DA would not accept anything like that from Dov Hikind.”
Why not? Read More
Memories, it seems, are short in Brooklyn.
Just last year, Assemblyman Dov Hikind campaigned, hard, against the incumbent district attorney, Joe Hynes, and for the organization candidate, John Sampson.
But on April 2, Dov will be presenting awards at the Boro Park Jewish Community Council’s legislative breakfast, including the “distinguished guardian award for integrity in Read More
The Ferrer campaign’s split with Leonard Joseph, a political aide allied with Bill Lynch who also worked for John Kerry, has some insiders grumbling that Joseph — who left after taking the blame for a screw-up involving a claimed endorsement from Joe Hynes — got a raw deal.
So Joseph’s friends Read More
Of all the strange little tricks played on election day this year, the most widespread — and ineffective — seem to have been the game-playing with endorsements on palm cards and leaflets handed out around Brooklyn polling stations. (Al Sharpton and David Dinkins, somehow, endorsed every one of the Brooklyn organization’s candidates.)
Anyway, a reader Read More
Don’t miss this story from the Daily News’s Brooklyn section, in which Councilman David Yassky — a Yale-law, Brooklyn Heights reformer who used to work for Senator Schumer — comes out for John Sampson in the race for District Attorney.
While you could argue that he’s endorsing Sampson because the only African-American running Read More
We’ve always admired Giff‘s political dexterity. And we don’t claim fully to have untangled what’s going on in Brooklyn at the moment, where the candidates are scrapping it out for the affection of members of the Independent Neighborhood Democrats, one of the Brownstone reform clubs.
But we’re hearing grumbling from across the bridge Read More