Just one day after helping elect a Democratic state Senator in Nassau — and just hours after the election of Tom DiNapoli as comptroller by his colleagues in Albany — Eliot Spitzer raised the possibility of campaigning against incumbent Democrats in the Assembly, demonstrating, if nothing else, that he prefers stick over carrot in his dealings with legislative intransigence.
As Tom Suozzi proved in 2004 by engineering the defeat of a sitting Democrat from Long Island, even seemingly secure incumbents can be vulnerable to primary challenges that have the backing of a popular executive.
So if Spitzer follows through – and I think we have to assume, for now, that he means it – who’s his first target?
UPDATE: Ben reports that the Steamroller has shifted metaphors.
— Azi Paybarah