Thursday, July 7, 2011

NY-9: Dem Machine Picks Dem Machine Politician - Shocker.

Well, there you have it. The decision-makers for the Dems in NY-9 are putting Assemblyman David Weprin, the term-limited Councilman who fell on his face in his bid for Comptroller in 2010 and then ended up "trading" jobs with his brother Mark, who in turn ran for his brother's Council seat, to succeed disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner.

A tip of the cap to our friend Azi Paybarah for this profile - we encourage you to read the whole thing:

His father was Speaker of the Assembly for many years and his brother — a former Assemblyman — now holds David’s seat in the Council. He’s wonky, prone to long explanations about complicated financial matters, and has not carved out a maverick persona for himself, benefiting, rather, from close ties to one of the city’s strongest political machines.
A machine politician from the Queens Dems? Whodathunkit?

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