A father naming his son after himself suggests tradition, pride, a desire for immortality – and it doesn’t hurt at the ballot box. Just ask the Peter Vallones, the José Serranos, the Rubén Díazes or all three Robert F. Wagners. But having someone else in the political arena, unrelated to you, share your name? That’s just annoying. Here’s a handy guide of who’s who and which is which.
[L] Trump-appointed U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.
[R] Cuomo-approved executive director of the New York state Democratic Party.
[L] Brooklyn assemblyman.
[R] Deputy chief medical officer of New York City Health + Hospitals.
[L] Albany lobbyist who profited off ties to Sheldon Silver.
[R] NYPD union boss who profits off antagonism to de Blasio.
[L] Disgraced conservative political commentator.
[R] Conservative political consultant and campaign manager.
[L] Bronx city councilman, who represented District 15 from 2001 through 2013.
[R] Bronx City Council candidate, who ran for District 15 in 2013.
And a few more ...
Manhattan city councilwoman, whose district includes Stuyvesant H.S.
Hunter College sociologist, writing recently about Stuyvesant H.S.
Managing editor at Yahoo News, specializing in Brooklyn politics.
Consultant at Deloitte specializing in New York securities law.
Reporter, formerly of the Village Voice, focusing on New York criminal justice.
Reporter, currently of Gannett’s New York newspapers, focusing on state politics.
Staten Island-based Reform Party political operative and radio host.
Staten Island Community Board 3 chairman.
Senior policy adviser to President Donald Trump.
Public transportation advocate and journalist.
Conservative political commentator for Fox News.
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