New York Law Journal interview today, Brooklyn District Attorney Charlie Hynes, who lost the Democratic Primary to Ken Thompson earlier this month, said he won't campaign on the Republican or the Conservative lines in the November general election, as Republican and Conservative supporters have urged him to do.
Hynes' denial ended a very public effort by manager Dennis Quirk, Republican mayoral candidate
Joe Lhota, State Senator Marty Golden and Conservative Party head Mike
Long to draft Hynes to run as a Republican/Conservative.
The draft effort, echoed across the local media, fueled speculation about whether Hynes, after initially conceding
to challenger Ken Thompson earlier this
month, would fight a second round.
But the 24-year veteran told the Law Journal
that, although flattered by the effort, he had made a firm decision to end his campaign.
Thompson's campaign said it would hold Hynes, a lifelong Democrat, to his post-primary promise to work with Thompson to make it a smooth transition, including providing office space for Thompson's team.
The post from Politicker.