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Friday, April 19, 2013

Carrion Lays His Hope Of Entering Local GOP Primary On Foreign Republicans

Adolfo Carrion seems to have a spark of that hope left from working with President Obama, as he lays his hope of getting an entry to contend in the Republican mayoral primary on the RNC, who are hardly to be seen active in NYC politics. 

In a Crain's editorial board meeting Wednesday, former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión said that his efforts to land a spot in the Republican mayoral primary has shifted to the top, reaching out to national Republican officials who could help him land the support of at least three city Republican county chairmen, which he needs to run in the GOP primary, Chris Bragg reports. 

"It goes up to Reince Priebus," said Mr. Carrión, referring to the chairman of the Republican National Committee. "People are talking to him about it."
A spokesman for Mr. Carrión stressed after the meeting that the former borough president was not in direct talks with the RNC, but said that recent comments by conservative commentator Michael Reagan, the son of the late Ronald Reagan, were giving national attention to his efforts.  
In the interview, Mr. Carrión said he had no regrets about not running as a Democrat for city comptroller or public advocate, races he would likely have a had better chance at winning, saying he had dropped his party affiliation and was not interested in being a career politician.
Mr. Carrión also addressed the fact that he was running on the ballot line of the controversial city Independence Party, noting that he was simply happy to "join the ranks" of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and other prominent politicians who have run on the line. 

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