Brooklyn’s arguably unethical and fumbling outgoing District Attorney Charles J. Hynes may not be outgoing after all. Leaders of the Republican and Conservative parties want Hynes to continue to campaign for re-election, despite being absolutely crushed in last week’s Democratic primary by Ken Thompson.
Republican Sources Say They Want Brooklyn D.A. Charles J. Hynes To Run As A Republican – Against The Man Hynes Was Crushed By In The Democratic Primary
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Brooklyn’s arguably unethical and fumbling outgoing District Attorney Charles J. Hynes may not be outgoing after all.
Leaders of the Republican and Conservative parties want Hynes to continue to campaign for re-election, despite being absolutely crushed in last week’s Democratic primary by Ken Thompson, the New York Post reported.
Hynes, a Democrat, has the Conservative and Republican party endorsements. His campaign said publicly the night Hynes lost to Thompson that Hynes would not continue to campaign. Hynes himself spoke about setting up a smooth transition for Thompson – who with Hynes’ defeat to Thompson and Hynes’ decision not to try to run in the general election as a Republican and a Conservative left Thompson in the enviable position of having no actual opponent in the general election even though Hynes’ name will still appear on the ballot under the Republican and Conservative lines.
Republican and Conservative sources told the New York Post that if Hynes changes his mind and decides to campaign, he could possibly get enough crossover Democratic votes to win.
One of the major players reportedly urging Hynes to run is the Republican nominee for mayor, Joe Lhota.
Republican New York State Senator Marty Golden (Brooklyn) wants Hynes to run.
“Crime is down. Murders are way down. Hynes has gotten the scum of the earth off the street. People woke up and were shocked Hynes lost the primary. People woke up and said, ‘This is not the change we wanted.’ Many Democrats felt bad they didn’t come out and vote for him. But they will in the general election,” Golden reportedly said.
Golden also says he could raise enough money for Hynes to campaign, if Hynes will let him do it.
State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long said if Hynes runs, “it’s not impossible that he could pull out a victory.”
Hynes’ claim that all he wants to do is to ensure a smooth transition for Thompson may really be smoke and mirrors, a ruse to take a ‘polite and ‘uninterested’ Hynes and make his Republican-Conservative run palatable to Brooklyn’s large Democratic majority. That could explain the rumored smear campaign against Thompson allegedly being run out of the Brooklyn D.A.’s office at its senior levels.
Some sources say Hynes has little or no involvement in this.
Other observers doubt that to be true.