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 scooped 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.
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.
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.
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.