News From the Fringes

On the Left: The Daily Challenge has the scoop on Charles Barron‘s withdrawal from the mayor’s race. Also, his suggestion that he’ll endorse Virginia, “and for the record, before I leave this planet, I will be mayor of New York City.” (You, in the comments section: No need for that ‘He’s already left the planet’ joke. Too obvious.)

On the Right: We hear that the Queens County Republican endorsement of Tom Ognibene is due Thursday, though it remains unclear if this is more than a handshake and a photo-op. In particular, it’s unclear whether they’ll do the drudge work of carrying the petitions he needs to get on the ballot. An Ognibene ally in Queens tells us, “It’s not just going to be a paper endorsement.”

News From the Fringes