This is a very good piece by @pareene that I'm just getting to.…
I think that in some ways, the 2021 mayoral race was decided when Jessica Ramos chose to endorse Scott Stringer rather than stay out of it or run herself.
The early consolidation around Stringer kept other viable left-wing candidates out of the race, and for several reasons, he turned out to be a major dud.
And yet still, Wiley came in second, largely based on a few solid debate performances, the political strength of SEIU 1199, and a last-minute consolidation by the organized left. That itself is relatively impressive.
Circling back to this, if Wiley stays involved in city politics for the next four years, she'd make a really strong primary candidate for Brooklyn DA, and I'd love if she ran for it.

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