Our man in the NYS Senate Daniel Squadron received the NY Post’s endorsement in tomorrow’s run off for public advocate. While the tabloid’s editorial board feels that the office itself is just a “a taxpayer-funded invitation to make mischief while promoting your political ambitions,” it’s precisely that reason and the fact that the winner of the run off will be unopposed in November that they have chosen to make an endorsement.
And now, your moment of NY Post Zen:
On many issues, the two Brooklyn-based candidates agree. But on an issue critical to New York’s fiscal health, the question of retroactive raises for public employees who have been working without contracts, we find a telling distinction. In a debate during the primary race, Squadron said he couldn’t see how the city could afford the estimated $8 billion such raises would cost.
James took the opposite position. “I support retroactive raises,” she said. “I’ve been endorsed by the Working Families Party and countless number of labor organizations.”
That statement should give every New Yorker pause. If she is unwilling to hold the line on retroactive raises, it’s highly unlikely she’ll hold the line on anything else. Add to this that James is also the only City Council member to have won her seat running solely on the labor-controlled Working Families Party ballot line.
If she were to win along with WFP co-founder de Blasio, two of the three citywide offices would be held by the candidate of the far-left Working Family Party.
Squardon’s father, Howard, advised the Post publisher Rupert Murdoch on his purchased of that tabloid and other publications in the 1970s.