Astorino v. Latimer
By HEZI ARIS

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For Whom Will the “Political” Bell Toll?

YONKERS, NY — February 20, 2017 — It has been only been since February 5, 2017, when the Yonkers Tribune scoop all Media by divulging that “Senator George Latimer to Vie Against C.E. Rob Astorino for Westchester County Executive By HEZI ARIS” captivated Westchester County.

Charicature of a younger, better looking Publisher / Editor Hezi Aris.

Charicature of a younger, better looking Publisher / Editor Hezi Aris.

While some shrugged off our telling then, it did become the “talk” of Westchester County in print, radio, and television coverage, albeit without attribution to the Yonkers Tribune. Even so, the other shoe has since dropped.

George Latimer, NYS Senator (D-W) represents the 37th Senate District.

George Latimer, NYS Senator (D-W) represents the 37th Senate District.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

Democrats, best known as the Northern Coalition, have grown in prowess by the changing party affiliation demographics. The now comprise over 30 percent of registered Democrats in Westchester County. Yonkers Tribune has learned that they are intent on endorsing Senator George Latimer for Westchester Count Executive. With additional support derived from registered Democrats who reside in the Sound Shore, comprised of the communities within Mamaroneck, Larchmont, New Rochelle, and Rye, as well as resident in the Town of Greenburgh, and the River Towns, George Latimer seems to hold majority support among Democrats in Westchester County. The upcoming Westchester County Convention will ascertain whether The Yonkers City Democratic Committee’s support of Westchester County Legislator Ken Jenkins can eclipse the desires and interests of the Democratic voter in Westchester County.

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Map of Westchester County.

Map of Westchester County.

Westchester County Legislator (16th District) and Yonkers Industrial Development Agency President Ken Jenkins is presently the only declared candidate for Westchester County Executive vying to unseat Republican incumbent Rob Astorino as a Democrat.

Westchester County Legislator (16th District) and Yonkers Industrial Development Agency President Ken Jenkins is presently the only declared candidate for Westchester County Executive vying to unseat Republican incumbent Rob Astorino as a Democrat.

Talk of support for Legislator Jenkins to challenge C.E. Rob Astorino are expressed in hushed tones. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano‘s melancholic support of Legislator Jenkins is a smoke screen to cloud Mayor Mike Spano’s failed political posture. Mayor Mike Spano, Yonkers’ supposed albeit dinished “Alpha” Democrat will further shrink in stature when he will no longer be able to hide his political subterfuge and be called to either endorse Jenkins or Latimer. Will he turn Left or Right? That very prospect is certain to place Mayor Mike Spano into a funk. Yonkersites are likely to demand greater verbal support. Will Mayor Mike Spano have the “juevos” to endorse Jenkins? Oh, what will Mayor Mike Spano do?

Senator George Latimer knows how to fight the political fight. He is astute and lucid on the issues, and he can and does appreciate the attributes that have become part of C.E. Astorino’s political resume of accomplishment.

There is no longer any rationale for Senator Latimer from not taking on C.E. Astorino because whether Senator Latimer wins in his challenge against C.E. Astorino, denying the incumbent a third term or not, Senator Latimer will return to Albany not as a junior Senator, but rather as a well-respected member of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Administration.

A call to Senator George Latimer’s aide has not garnered a response from Senator Latimer.

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By HEZI ARIS

Comments 5

  1. What about Mike Spano ?

    What happened? I guess they figured out that he had no chance. Yonkers is the biggest pile of dog poop in Westchester and under Spano the pile has gotten twice as big. Like his waist. Oh well plan B is to end term limits. NOT.

    1. Observer

      Astirino’s running for Governor… And if he doesn’t beat LATIMER in his home county by 55/45, he’ll look weak to statewide Republicans. I think Rob will win in a squeaker – like 51/49, but Latimer is n unbelievable speaker and canpaigner and a legitimate nice guy. Tough race for Rob — and he’ll spend most of his $2.5 million. Not a lot leftover to take King Cuomo next year.

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