Enjoyed reading about Albert's strong-arm tactic:
Baldeo tried to make peace with the Democratic party leaders earlier this year - even asking for a judgeship in return for not running in the Senate election - but his overtures weren't welcomed.
"He asked if we would support him [for a judge's position] and we said 'no,'" said Michael Reich, executive secretary of the Queens Democratic Party. "[Baldeo] made a call and said, 'Listen, I want to support Joe [Addabbo]. I think that a primary would be divisive and would hurt the chances of the party and I hope you would consider me for a judgeship.'"
The South Ozone Park candidate was turned down because the deadline for the judicial screening panel had already passed, Reich said.
Albert Baldeo hints at third-party run for Serphin Maltese's state Senate seat