As we’ve mentioned, the Manhattan D.A.’s race has gone into full swing, and the Democratic candidates have been busy gathering endorsements. Leslie Crocker Snyder recently netted former Mayor Ed Koch, among others; Cy Vance, Jr. got former Mayor Dinkins, and recently drew out political retiree Caroline Kennedy for a nod. Richard Aborn has a large crop of assemblymembers, councimembers, state senators, and others, recently ornamented by Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, who approves his tough anti-gun stance.
But Vance has been pocketing an ace, and today, we are told, he will finally play it: the nine-term current D.A. Robert Morgenthau is expected to endorse him. Some people think that the New York State Bar Association’s rules prohibit a sitting D.A. from making such an endorsement, but apparently Morgenthau thinks it’s OK, and who’s going to argue with him?