You Won't Have Bill Weld to Kick Around Anymore


The New York Times' Pat Healy is reporting that formjer Massachusetts Gov. William Weld will leave the New York governor's race at a press conference about an hour from now. Weld, famously pro-choice and libertarian, will endorse the dour pro-life former Assembly Leader John Faso. Both candidates trailed Democratic nominee Eliot Spitzer by huge margins—51 points over Weld, 47 points over Faso—but Weld alone was endorsed by the New York Libertarian party. Neither Weld nor the NYLP answered their phones when I called to ask if Weld will carry the Libertarian banner into the Fall.