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Frank Seddio Poised to Become the Next Brooklyn King-Maker

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It looks like the race to replace Assemblyman Vito Lopez as the head of the Democratic Party machine in Brooklyn is turning into a one man race.

Assemblyman Karim Camara, considered a strong contender for the job of Kings County chairman of the Democratic Party, announced ahead of Wednesday night's vote that he will not seek the spot, and threw his support behind Frank Seddio, a Lopez protégé.

“While I am honored that so many people whom I respect and whose opinions I value would like me to run, I am confident that Frank Seddio, will work to establish the inclusive, unified and transparent Kings county political party that so many are yearning for,” Camara said in a statement.

Seddio is generally well-liked, with some seeing him as a kinder, gentler alternative to Lopez.

A few other candidates remain to challenge Seddio, including Jo Anne Simon, but none have the same influence or power as Lopez wielded.

Brooklyn Democrats will meet at Kingsborough Community College to choose their next leader tonight.

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