Talking Politics: County Leaders

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New York Observer reporter David Freedlander and WNYC political reporter Azi Paybarah discuss the role of district leaders, the effort to oust the Kings County Democratic Party boss, Vito Lopez, and why you should care.


David Freedlander and Azi Paybarah

Comments [3]

sidnora from Brooklyn, NY

Another reason why tight, top-down control of the Kings County Democratic Committee is bad: incumbent elected officials already have strong incentives to protect themselves, and so they do little to encourage voter registration and turnout, which might foster challengers. This weakens turnout in their districts for statewide and federal general elections, where strong turnouts in strongly Democratic districts can mean the difference between victory and defeat for upticket candidates.

Sep. 01 2010 11:25 AM
Sol from Brooklyn

seems Lincoln is doing great, as predicted.
With this momentum he will win and be a model for the next generation.

Aug. 31 2010 12:51 PM

with so many people running against this guy he seems to be guaranteed to win. next time one person should run against him

Aug. 31 2010 11:47 AM

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