What a difference a few days make!
In the run up to the primary, Pedro Espada's campaign sent out a mountain of literature to debunk claims he's a closet Republican. "Pedro is a great Democrat. He has never been a Republican" says one (see above). In another, Barack Obama and Espada are placed side-by-side as if they're in the same photo.
Now, with the primary over, he's suddenly become all coy as to which party he'll align himself with when he takes office (assuming he wins the November election). See here and here. Shouldn't he have made his position clear to voters before the election?
Espada's about-face is important for another reason. If he sides with the Republicans, the Democrats may struggle to retake the Senate.
The Daily News reports that he's been inundated with phone calls from politicians on both sides of the aisle. Espada, the paper says, is "The Most Popular Man in New York." And boy is he loving the attention.