UPDATE: Senator George Latimer Has Officially Declared his Candidacy for Westchester County Executive on March 29, 2017 will be Announcd Next Week
The Hezitorial Political Telling
Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Lusting to Enter Contest for Mayor of Yonkers
YONKERS, NY — March 26, 2017 — “In the know” political insiders have advised the Yonkers Tribune, on condition of maintaining their anonymity as they have not been authorized to speak to the press, that Sen. George Latimer will this week officially announce the launch of his campaign to unseat incumbent Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. President Donald Trump, and Speaker Paul Ryan, among other political protagonists’ failure may have begun a process that has tarnished the President’s capacity to sustain a cohesive Republican candidate in what most concur is a progressive-led, never more popular Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo, while President Trump has this past weekend been weakened.
Pres. Trump’s failure at the hands of Speaker Ryan inability to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act due to the GOPs disorganization, puts into question if Pres. Trump can resuscitate his presidency now that financial infrastructure investment capacity has been undermined by the evaporated savings expected from repeal of the ACA that was intended to save so much money that the funds saved would have have been transferred for infrastructure investment. A most formidable issue is whether Congress will cause a halt to the funding of the Federal coffers if Pres. Trump cannot gain support from the entire GOP and a few Democrats to ameliorate replenishing the federal coffers by the April 28th deadline.
The next possible opportunity to declare a win is if Justice Neil Gorsuch’s candidacy for U.S. Supreme Court Justice wins approval. A loss on the President’s nomination of Hon. Justice Gorsuch will advise to what extent POTUS is wounded and may be cathartic in emboldening Democrats to support Westchester County Executive George Latimer to win more handsomely than some presently believe.
The tectonic polical plates consistently shift by circumstances and whim simmer in every political challenge. Sen. Latimer is secure and assured in his capacity as are many supporters of his campaign effort. He recognizes the challenge. He does no to easily shrink from any challenge, and his campaign for Westchester County Executive is emboldened by the prospect to differentiate himself from incumbent CE Rob Astorino.
While Sen. Latimer is energized by his prospects for political advancement to better serve Westchester County residents, Minority Conference Leader Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins has tired from the two-year election cycle gruel she must abide, suffering the 2½ to 3-hour road trip to the New York State capitol Albany, as she suffers the yearly diminution of her leadership to Senate Majority Coalition Co-leader and Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey D. Klein. The growing impotence of her leadership in bringing Sen. Jeff Klein’s IDC membership in conjunction with her conference revealed her bruised pride. She could not bring all Democrats together. She was more interested in maintaining her hold onto the title of Conference Leader than to serve the majority of New York State Democrats. Her demeanor was revealed negatively when she chastised Gov. Cuomo for not doing the heavy lifting to bring the Democrats together. Truth be told, she had promised to do the heavy lifting years earlier but evidently could not. There is no longer any love lost by Gov. Cuomo of Sen. Stewart Cousins.
So where to next for Sen. Stewart-Cousins; promise not to barf. Sen. Stewart-Cousins has failed in Albany on behalf of the City of Yonkers (CoY), even so, she believes she will be able to ride to victory by solidifying her focus to become the next Mayor of the City of Yonkers. Will someone please clean this mess? You promised not to barf! Sen. Stewart-Cousins is delusional, tactically deficient, and inept as a leader. She has exacerbated Yonkers potential prospects to build a credible bridge with the New York State Legislature, ably diminished by the untrustworthy and not credible Mayor Mike Spano.
Perhaps she will reconsider her political options by serving elsewhere.
The only issue now is who will cast a vote in her favor? Anybody? Speak up! Anyone? I don’t hear anyone. There is simply no interest, not even a derisive boo! So much for her ability to gain traction from a city she failed to support yet from whom she believes she is deserving their vote.
Did someone say the “shrink” was supposed to attend? No? And so the stomach turns.
Sad for the aloof Andrea, but true nevertheless! Good-bye Andrea.
County Legislator and Yonkers Industrial Development Agency President Ken Jenkins is the only officially declared candidate for Westchester County Executive. Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti had contemplated a run for Westchester County Executive but is unlikely to pursue it further. Our sources advise he will not form a campaign effort.
Assemblymember Shelley Mayer, Yonkers City Councilman President Liam McLaughlin, former Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick, and former Yonkers City Councilman’s Dennis Robertson have their eyes on becoming the next Mayor of Yonkers. What chances does Senator Stewart-Cousins have challenging those herein in a primary challenge?