NYT: Adolfo Carrión Jr. Quits Democrats

Let the 2013 Games begin! David Chen (NYT) reports tonight that former Obama aide and former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion has left the Democratic party to run as a Fusion candidate for Mayor of New York next year.

Mr. Carrión had recently left the Democratic Party and was unaffiliated. Mr. Goldin also said that Mr. Carrión,who would need the blessing of three of the five Republican county leaders to run on their line in the city, had been talking to individual chairmen regularly, and was to meet all of them Wednesday night. Mr. Carrión is also seeking the backing of the Independence Party.

…[I]n a statement,Mr. Goldin said,”Given the yearning for an alternative to the special interests and a leader who can focus on rebuilding and uniting all five boroughs,the coalescing of support around Adolfo Carrión as a candidate for mayor makes complete sense.”


Instead of a game of Survivor, 2013 is shaping up to be a NYC version of The Hunger Games. Expect voters’ cynicism to increase as a result.


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1 Response to NYT: Adolfo Carrión Jr. Quits Democrats

  1. Dale Benjamin Drakeford says:

    I am in firm support of Third Party candidates and Carrion as has the name recognition to propel this movement to the next level. To legitimize an alternative to the entrenched two-party clubbers we require people of some history and standing to compete. Carrion meets that bill.


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