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.
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