Nadler, Citing Progressivism, Endorses Aborn
Not that Nadler has anything to say against the other candidates, Cy Vance and Leslie Crocker Snyder. "I said to a number of people that Vance would be a good D.A.," he said in a phone conference this afternoon, "and that Aborn would be an outstanding D.A."
The Congressman said that Aborn has gotten the "bulk" of the available reform endorsements, which Nadler finds "interesting" because Aborn "doesn't have a track record" in local politics, which demonstrates to him that Aborn won this support "simply by impressing" pols and club officials. Also, Nadler said, Aborn established "a record, back when these things weren't popular," of campaigning for gun control and reform of the Rockefeller drug laws.
In the long run, "Richard Aborn would do justice and honor to the office of Manhattan D.A. more than the others would," said Nadler.
He didn't get much more specific than that. Nadler's a busy man, so we could understand that he wasn't up on Aborn's recent PreventState proposal ("if I understand it correctly, it's something to computerize..." he trailed off), tnough when Aborn's representative explained it to him he found it "made eminent sense."