Charles Hynes Will Run for D.A. As a Republican After All

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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

Charles Hynes to the New York Times two weeks ago: "I said after I lost the primary that I would not actively seek re-election on the Republican or Conservative line ... I’m giving you a very clear, definitive answer." Charles Hynes today: "his campaign said that ... Mr. Hynes would run as a Republican, prompted by encouragement from longtime supporters and by a belief that had more Democrats turned out to vote in the Sept. 10 primary, things might have swung his way." So once more the race for Brooklyn district attorney is, as they say, on.