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  •  This all reminds me of a brief discussion... (1+ / 0-)
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    From last night's thread about the idea of primarying Gov. Cuomo. If he's truly unpopular with black voters (not an unreasonable supposition, albeit one for which I'd like to see some evidence) could a black Democrat from downstate -- Rep. Hakeem Jeffries comes to mind, or Brooklyn Borough President-elect Eric Adams, or Democratic Senate Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins -- mount a credible challenge?

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    by SaoMagnifico on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 03:09:55 PM PST

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      Because the AA percentage in the New York Primary electorate really isn't that big a share. You'd need to bridge together a coalition of all minority groups in order to have a shot, and that's particularly hard given the fragmentation not only among minorities but within each racial minority group among ethnic lines (e.g. Hispanics can be any of Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Cubans, Mexicans, etc., Asians can be any of so many different ethnic group, etc.)

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      by wwmiv on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 03:19:29 PM PST

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      •  It would obviously have to be someone... (3+ / 0-)

        With significant crossover appeal outside the black community. The advantage of, say, Borough President-elect Adams is that he just won election in one of the most diverse jurisdictions in the country, thus reaching outside of his racial base to connect with a broad spectrum of voters. Stewart-Cousins might be another strong candidate, as her district is similarly diverse (she defeated a Republican, Nicholas Spano, to take the seat).

        I kind of like Stewart-Cousins as a candidate, not that I think she's likely to run or that a serious primary challenge to Gov. Cuomo is likely to materialize at all. She seems like a solid progressive with a proven electoral track record, and I don't think there's much love lost between her and Cuomo.

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        by SaoMagnifico on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 04:13:48 PM PST

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