The Case Against ‘Two-Term White Incumbents’

Bill Thompson and others just spoke to reporters outside City Hall, saying they hoped to persuade the federal Justice Department to block last year’s term-limits extension, which they say will have a “chilling” effect on minorities running for office.
Tomorrow is the soonest the D.O.J. could issue a decision on whether the term-limits extension unfairly impacts minority candidates and should be prohibited.
At the event, Attorney Randy Mastro said that since 1993, no minority running for office has unseated a white incumbent. Mastro repeated the phrase “two-term white incumbent” several times at the event, referring to Michael Bloomberg, Marty Markowitz, Helen Sears, Alan Gerson and others.

The Case Against ‘Two-Term White Incumbents’