Perhaps the master of "Earned Media" in Brooklyn is on the verge of announcing his entry into the crowded DA race in Brooklyn in order to run against a bunch of former DA Hynes' surrogates, aspirant successors and supporters
"[Except for Vinny Gentile and John Gangemi, n]obody running for DA in Brooklyn in 2017 would have dared run against Hynes in 2013, because they were all HIS key people; and Gentile and Gangemi were longtime supporters of Hynes " --- Democrat [Soon-to-be] Candidate "X"
"If any of the current crop of candidates were on-board with DA Thompson's reforms since his election in 2013, it was only so they could keep their jobs in the DA's office after their boss Hynes lost to him [Kenneth Thompson]" --- Democrat [Soon-to-be] Candidate "X"
"I was much closer to Ken Thompson than people know. We talked about lots of things after his primary and general election wins, after that he even asked me about some personnel moves and my opinion about several bad convictions that were under review and have since been overturned in the court. I can run my campaign closer to Ken Thompson's than any of the rest of them" --- Democrat [Soon-to-be] Candidate "X"
A while back, one of my main Democrat sources for this blog told me that he was considering running for DA of Kings County. Although he had been instrumental in defeating former DA Hynes in the 2013 Democratic Party Primary and he had recently come into some significant personal resources that he said he might throw into the campaign, which he described as being completely different than all his prior campaigns, I really didn't take him seriously.
I dismissed it all, because he had lacked the "typical" experience with criminal justice matters that other former ADAs, Criminal Defense Attorneys and Criminal Court Judges might show in their candidates' resumes for something like DA or an elected judgeship. He insisted that his personal experiences and successes would go over better with the public all that "experienced prosecutor jazz."
"I hear the train a comin' rollin' round the bendI ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when..."
Some recent events lead me to think things are about to change and soon-to-be Democrat candidate "X" will be making a public entry onto the political stage as a candidate.
The most recent such event happened earlier today. This future Democrat Candidate "X" gave me a heads-up call that he was going to announce his campaign very soon (he even provided me with some confidential details as to how it would be done and how it would be covered in the press). Second, recently, this soon-to-be Dem Candidate "X" has taken on some of the other 2017 DA candidates directly for supporting a fund-raising event for former DA Hynes and other matters (with news about how the roof was ready to fall in on at least one of them). Perhaps most important, soon-to-be Dem Candidate "X" has been going out to many of his former supporters and allies, and it looks like he is in the process of putting together a complete county-wide judicial slate, with his name on the ticket as the DA candidate.
Also, when I told the person, whom this article is about, that I was going to write this as a feature post, but that I was going to veil his identity, he answered, "Great, let's see who can figure it out. Ha, ha, ha, ha !!!"