Archive for May 5th, 2005

5th May

First Published in The New York Sun, May 05, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

There will be a number of interesting political developments to watch for in coming weeks. One will be the mayoral endorsement of the Working Families Party. All of the Democrats want it, but some suggest that the speaker of the City Council, Gifford Miller, has the inside track.

This is significant, not as much for the votes it may bring to a candidate, but for the potential votes a Democrat not on the ballot line could lose. For example, should Mr. Miller win the Working Families line and Virginia Fields win the Democratic nomination, whatever votes he draws would presumably be at Ms. Fields’s expense. (more…)