Marty: Will He or Won’t He?


    An article in today’s Daily News examines whether Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is going to run for mayor and, if he does throw his hat in the ring, how he might fare in the race. Markowitz has raised around $750,000 and is going to start meeting with Brooklyn politicians about the possible run over the next few weeks, according to the article. Some critics say that Marty would have a tough time campaigning for citywide office since he’s so closely linked to Brooklyn and that the borough president’s rep as Brooklyn’s cheerleader will turn off voters looking for a candidate with more gravitas. “I am somewhat comical. That’s who I am, says Marty in response to charges that his persona isn’t serious enough. I’m not going to deny that and I’m not going to change if I seek this office. ” Political strategist Norman Adler says that if Markowitz does decide to run, it won’t be a shot in the dark for him. He’s been around too long for that.” Think he’ll go for it?
    Markowitz Mayoral Bid Could be Tough [NY Daily News]
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