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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bronx BP Carrion Announces for ... Comptroller!

Some political observers predicted this, but it was a stunning political development nonetheless, when Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr. announced at a breakfast this morning that he would be running for city comptroller rather than mayor.

This is a big Christmas gift with a giant red bow on it for current comptroller William Thompson, an all-but-declared mayoral candidate. Thompson has always spoken highly of Carrion going back to when Carrion was a Council member.

But whether this means Carrion supports Thompson is still a question mark. Carrion just did Thompson a big favor. What can/will Thompson do for Carrion?

The BP could of course still support Congressman Anthony Weiner and shore up his support among Jews and middle class whites, which would pose interesting questions for who he might support, if anyone, in the next borough president's race.

Let the jockeying begin.


  1. After the way he has given away the assets of parkland to the Yankee Org. for Parking Lots and a Stadium, I would never vote him into another office.

  2. There are 3 things I wonder with Mr Carrion not running for Mayor:
    1- Is he qualified? is he a financial or investment professional?
    2-At least he wont be in charge of any "policy"
    3- he is biding his time, it helps Mr Thompson, but I think it helps Anthony Weiner more


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