...the good news is, the UFT-endorsed candidate in a mayoral race hasn't won since 1989.
Given the abysmal turnout in the UFT elections, given that the UFT power base (the retirees) mostly resides in Florida and can't vote in a NYC election, and given that many teachers in the UFT couldn't care a whit who Mikey Mulgrew wants them to vote for in September, I don't think this endorsement helps Thompson all that much outside of the extra cash the UFT brings.
That's my initial take - what's yours?
BTW, I was between Liu and de Blasio.
I know Liu, hammered by the campaign finance scandal that was ginned up by Bloomberg's US attorney pal, couldn't actually win the race.
But like Chaz, I thought he would be the best.
But I could have lived with de Blasio too.
Not so much.
I just can't suport a guy who is supported by Al D'amato, Merryl Tisch, and Randi Weingarten.