Charles Hynes May Run for DA Yet, As a Republican

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16:  Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes attends the 6th annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on January 16, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/2012 Getty Images

When incumbent Charles Hynes, a lifelong Democrat, lost to Kenneth Thompson in the Democratic primary for Brooklyn district attorney, he said he would no longer try to stay in office. But Hynes also happens to be the Republican nominee, and he's reportedly getting pressure from that party to keep running. A friend said he was "taking the conversation very seriously." There's an ulterior motive, though, Sen. Marty Golden told the Times: Republicans need to turn a few Democrats to get Joe Lhota elected mayor, and if they could sway Hynes's supporters, it would help.