Calling All Republican Candidates for Public Advocate …

That list appears to be shorter than the list of Democratic council members calling for a 4th Bloomberg term.

As far as can determine, there are not yet any Republican candidates for Public Advocate.  (There are four, recently down from five, active Democratic candidates.)

At the Republican mayoral candidate forum hosted by Crain’s today, I briefly spoke about this with two Republican county chairs.  Dan Isaacs of Manhattan and Craig Eaton of Brooklyn both confirmed that they do not know of any publicly declared Republican candidates for Public Advocate.  They also, however, said that they hope to make a unified choice of a candidate, suggesting that they hope that one of the current mayoral candidates ends up as the Republican Public Advocate candidate.  They both added that they think the office of Public Advocate should be abolished.

If you are, or plan to be, a Republican candidate for Public Advocate, please let us know – we would like to talk with you.

Update:  You can find our coverage of the Democratic candidates here.