The View From Last Night: Your Take, Pt. 2

From a progressive activist and organizer:

NY9:  The state of the economy and Middle East politics clearly played a role here.  But candidates themselves really do matter.  If you pick a candidate based on who can be controlled and not who has the best chance of winning, you are bound to get beat.  Unfortunately, this has become a pattern with Queens County. 

AD54: Vito wins, but he should be worried.  The Democratic line got less than 50% of the vote in a very Democratic district. The machine is vulnerable.  Make the Road is now a real player in Brooklyn politics and they are not going away. Neither, one suspects, will Jesus Gonzalez.  Stay tuned.

 

The View From Last Night: Your Take, Pt. 2