Sara Gonzalez gets a credible primary challenger:
Carlos Menchaca, a former staffer for Christine Quinn and Marty Markowitz, is up and running with his City Council bid. Although neither his website or stump speech name his opponent, Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez, he does say he "was really disappointed in Red Hook when I saw government not show up," in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Mr. Menchaca's campaign website also features a photo of Rep. Nydia Velázquez, whose challenger was backed by Ms. Gonzalez last year.
The largely invisible councilwoman from the 38th might come to regret that failed attempt to put a knife in Nydia's back last year.