Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Kennedy vs Cuomo

My general comments are this: It's about bloody time! Finally, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., is becoming the politician that he was meant to be! Read the NY Times article.
Adding another chapter to the Kennedy family political story, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a lawyer, an environmental advocate and a son of the late senator, is considering running for state attorney general. That could pit him in a race against his brother-in-law, Andrew Cuomo, who is getting a divorce from Mr. Kennedy's sister Kerry.

Mr. Kennedy has held several meetings in the last week with politicians and statewide elected officials, including Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, about running to succeed Mr. Spitzer in 2006. Over the weekend, he appeared to be closer to making a decision, and elected officials, staff members of several politicians and friends said they believed he was leaning toward joining the crowded field of well-established names. Mr. Cuomo, the former housing secretary and son of the former governor, is also seriously considering a run.[...]

Besides Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Cuomo, Mark Green, the former New York City public advocate who is also a longtime friend of Mr. Kennedy, is thinking about entering the race. Mr. Green narrowly lost to Michael R. Bloomberg in the 2001 mayoral race.

Other possible Democratic candidates include Charlie King, the head of a nonprofit organization that provides housing to homeless people and an unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor two years ago; Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky of Westchester County; and Assemblyman Michael N. Gianaris of Queens, who is leading the pack in fund-raising with more than $1.6 million.

On the Republican side, State Senator Michael A. L. Balboni of Nassau County is considering joining the race.

"Bill Clinton is now the only well-known ambitious Democrat in New York not to be running for attorney general," Mr. Balboni jested yesterday.
I'll gladly endorse Bobby Kennedy, Jr. right now for Attorney General. He has mighty big shoes to fill in, but from where he comes from, I see no problem. This paves the way for another Kennedy run for President. He turned 51 yesterday.

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