Archive for March 22nd, 2005

22nd March

First Published in The New York Sun, March 22, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

The flap over mayoral hopeful Fernando Ferrer’s comments on the Diallo case has, even before a single poll has come out, seemingly reconfigured the Democratic mayoral race.Who benefits? For a start, all three of the former Bronx president’s opponents come out winners.
Mr. Ferrer’s huge lead in the polls suggested a first-round win in the Democratic primary, ending the hopes of the Manhattan borough president, C. Virginia Fields, Council Speaker Gifford Miller, and Rep. Anthony Weiner. To win the Democratic nomination for mayor outright, a candidate must win 40% of the vote.