Morgenthau Endorses Vance, Dismisses ‘Gossip’

Retiring Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau formally endorsed a candidate to replace him, Cy Vance, saying the former assistant district attorney is “the best qualified.”
Morgenthau said he would “do whatever I can to be helpful” to Vance’s campaign. Speaking at a press conference this morning on the steps of the New York County Court, Morgenthau, who turns 90 this year, also said one of the reasons he didn’t seek reelection is that there are “too many cases pending in the office.”
When asked if he was permitted by law to make an endorsement, Morgenthau said rules by the New York State Bar Association “state unequivocally that an incumbent DA who is not running for re-election may support a successor.

Morgenthau Endorses Vance, Dismisses ‘Gossip’