From City Hall:
Democratic district leaders, including political consultant Evan Stavisky, his mother, State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Queens) and Assembly Member Ann Carrozza (D-Queens), have pressured Paul Vallone, one of the race’s two presumed frontrunners in the six-way race, to drop out, Vallone said.
But Vallone is refusing.
“Three people don’t control the district,” said Vallone.
Party leaders are instead backing Jerry Iannece, a longtime community activist and chairman of Community Board 11. They maintain that Vallone, an attorney, does not have deep enough roots in the district to win a general election.
Thankfully there are still 4 others to choose from...