Now that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other leftists have successfully killed the Amazon deal in New York, an amazing thing has happened. The far left paper, the New York Daily News, has endorsed a Republican candidate for the office of public advocate.
The Daily Caller reports:
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ENDORSES REPUBLICAN FOR PUBLIC ADVOCATE POST AFTER AMAZON HQ2 DISASTER
The New York Daily News bypassed Democratic candidates for New York City’s office of public advocate and endorsed a Republican because of his support of the city’s now-defunct Amazon deal.
The city tabloid, known for its liberal editorial views, endorsed Republican City Councilman Eric Ulrich among all the 17 contenders (16 of whom are Democrats) in the special election race, as the former public advocate Letitia James became the state’s attorney general in the 2018 election.
One of those Democrats, Assemblyman Michael Blake, The Daily News described as “the smartest, most grounded pragmatist on issues from the closing of Rikers Island to homelessness and beyond. But he loses points for trying to convince this board that he had been a fan, on balance, of the Amazon deal. Turns out he counted himself as a strenuous opponent all along.”…
The large field of contenders means that a winner could become the city’s public advocate with just 6 percent of the vote of what is likely to be a very small fraction of all the city residents (8.6 million) who end up turning out to vote.
Here’s the endorsement from the New York Daily News:
For a real election: To set the stage for a legitimate contest to be the next public advocate, voters should choose Eric Ulrich
At midnight Tuesday, candidates seeking to be the city’s public advocate for the next two years will start collecting petition signatures to run in the June primary to appear on the November ballot. The winner will finish the term of Letitia James, who left to become state attorney general.
Six hours later on Tuesday, at 6 a.m., the polls open for a special election to determine the interim public advocate among 17 contenders, who will hold the seat until the November winner is determined…
To ensure a competitive primary and general election, New Yorkers should vote for Eric Ulrich, a Queens councilman who is a registered Republican. Should he win the interim election, the 16 Democrats will certainly primary each other (where a 40% minimum is needed) to face Ulrich in November.
Good luck, Mr. Ulrich!
— Eric Ulrich (@eric_ulrich) February 20, 2019