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Friday, September 26, 2008

Adolfo Staying Far Away from Dem Leadership Struggle

We spoke briefly with Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion last night at the Marina Del Rey in Throggs Neck where the Bronx Chamber of Commerce was having its sixth annual banquet.

We asked him if he had anything to say about the battle underway for the leadership of his party. He threw his head back and laughed robustly. "Absolutely nothing," he said, finally, still smiling.

"I've always allowed the political battles at the county level to be handled by its chairman and the people who are interested in that," Carrion said. "I'm only concerned with moving the Bronx in the right direction. We all need to focus on deliverables for families who live in [the borough on issues like] education, health care, economic opportunity and housing production."

So, it sounds like that unlike virtually every other elected official and active Democrat in the borough, it's a good bet Carrion won't be at the Paradise this Sunday for the big party showdown.
We also asked Carrion if he still wanted to be comptroller, what with the economic meltdown on Wall Street and all that. Not unpredictably, he said the crisis "presented an opportunity for leadership [and] for smart investment."

Update: Turns out Carrion will be in Florida campaigning for Obama the night of the big showdown back home.


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