Dan Squadron is trying to unseat fellow Democrat Marty Connor for state Senate, in the district that represents lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
But more interesting than the people on the ballot are how Demoratic power brokers are lining up in that fight. Schumer is supporting Squardon, his former aide, against Connor, who didn’t support Schumer in his 1998 primary for Senate.
But as the invitation for Connor’s May 8th fund-raiser at the Ritz Carlton shows, he’s got a good chunk of the rest of the party establishment.
Co-hosting Connor’s fund-raiser are David Paterson (who overthrew Connor in a 2003 Senate coup), Andrew Cuomo, Tom DiNapoli, Sheldon Silver, Malcolm Smith and likely mayoral candidates Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson, and possible citywide candidate Marty Markowitz.