Thanks to my co-blogger Ian Wilder for the story at onthewilderside.
The Daily News is one of the big, daily newspapers in New York City. In its “Brawl for the Hall” section, The Daily News reports that Democratic NYC Mayor hopeful William Thompson may consider challenging the Reverend Billy Talen’s petitions (to be filed next week.) In addition, the Daily News quotes a political expert who notes that if it is a close election, the Green Party vote totals will matter.
(excerpt from) The Daily News
Brawl for the Hall section with picture of City Hall
…This year, the Green candidate is the charismatic showman the Rev. Billy Talen, who could do even better [than the 1% achieved last time by the “Rent is Too Damn High Party” candidate]. He dresses in an electric blue suit and sings songs about driving Bloomberg out of town – and Castell won’t rule out a petition challenge to try to knock him off the ballot. [Eduardo Castell is the campaign manager for Democratic NYC Mayor candidate hopeful William Thompson (currently the NYC Comptroller)l
“If it turns out to be a really, really close election, then things like the Green Party matter,” said New York voter list expert Jerry Skurnik.