Hynes Says He Will Not Run on Republican Line for D.A.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes put an end to speculation that he would actively campaign on the Republican and Conservative lines for reelection to the district attorney's office after losing the Democratic primary to Kenneth Thompson on Sept. 10.
When conceding in his 45-55 percent loss to Thompson, Hynes said though his name appeared on the GOP and Conservative ballot lines, he would not actively run for a seventh term (NYLJ, Sept. 12).
In an interview with the Law Journal on Monday, Hynes said "nothing has changed" from his primary election night decision. A run on the GOP and Conservative line would be "unrealistic," he said.
Since his defeat, he said he had gotten calls and emails asking him to keep running, but Hynes said his decision is "very firm." He said he was "flattered people are trying to persuade me, but they've been unpersuasive."