An opportunity for the Left beckons
Very easy to imagine you writing the complete opposite column, criticizing someone like Myrie or Brisport for the stupid move of running against Benjamin and angering Hocul for a position with no power and little historical evidence of moving up. Almost a given you'd write that if you hadn't posited this.
Absolutely true though that Jumaane might be better off running for lieutenant governor again.
Why would a democratic legislator in an overwhelmingly democratice legislature give up their seat to serve in an "invisible" position? And, the Democratic Nomination Convention is in February, you need 25% of the votes to get on the ballot and avoid the expensive and onerous petition gathering process. Why would the progressive wing challenge Hochel/Benjamin?
Suozzi is in a vulnerable seat, if he backs out of the gubernatorial race he may get more favorable district lines ....
Teachout will run for AG, she'll get the 25% from the progressives ...
Jummane has no money, ... and a thrashing might be politically fatal .... being the thorn in Adams flank might be a better strategy ...
Zeldin fades as a candidate against Hochel, does he want give up his congresional seat?
Maybe Zephyr Teachout should do a lateral move over to the LG race now that the AG seat isn't open anymore.
From your pen to Jumane’s ear