Eric Blinderman, an international litigator, has been calling voters to gauge interest in a potential candidacy, according to two readers who said they were told of the calls. One of those readers, who learned of the call from a colleague, passed along notes from the recipient.
Blinderman, reached in his Manhattan office a few minutes ago, politely declined to comment, but said he'll be able to talk in three to four days.
Here is how Blinderman described himself, according to the recipient:
"Eric blinderman has spent his career in international litigation. He is currently international litigation counsel for a prominent law firm in NYC handling extradition and matters before the international criminal court. He served in Iraq from 2004 to 2006, and while in iraq he advised senior members of the US and Iraqi government on matters of international law. He worked with the Iraq high tribunal court in the prosecution of Saddam Hussein. In 2007, the DOJ awarded him a special commendation … He says he will inject new ideas into the Manhattan DA's office.”