Public Advocate Bill deBlasio just took the microphone at the Grand Hyatt here to say that only 8 percent of the numbers from New York City were in, and that everyone should just hold tight.
“It’s going to be a long night,” he said. “But we see the momentum building.”
The most recent numbers show Kathleen Rice clinging to a three point lead with just over 40 percent of the precints reporting.
A source from the Rice campaign said they were not jumping to conclusions either, but were pleased with their showing upstate, where Sean Coffey had poured in a lot of resources. Numbers from the major precincts in the city and on Long Island have not come in yet
In other news, the Democratic Party and the state of New York seem finally rid of two of the notorious amigos who paralyzed state government last year, as Pedro Espada and Hiram Monserrate have both conceded.
Apparently, so has upstate Democratic senator Bill Stachowski. Taking him out was a major priority for environmental and gay rights groups.