The Village Independent Democrats voted last night to endorse Nora Anderson in the Manhattan Surrogate’s Court race.
After two rounds of voting she beat Milton Tingling, eleven to nine, according to Anderson campaign manager Michael Oliva. Another candidate, John Reddy, came in third.
What’s interesting about how this race is turning out is the shifting idea of who is the insider and who is the outsider. (It’s a particularly noteworthy issue given the Surrogate’s Court’s reputation as a patronage mill.)
Anderson started out as an outsider candidate not allied with the Democratic Party’s leadership, but has gone on to win six endorsements from local Democratic clubs. But Tingling, who won the New York Democratic organization’s endorsement, has won his share of club endorsement also, making it hard to tell, by that measurement, who is more of the party insider [endorsement tallies corrected].