Governor David A. Paterson, State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Borough President Marty Markowitz and "other local elected officials".
This all brings to mind a City Limits article (quoted previously in a BrooklynRon post) in which a former Councilmember confided the following to newcomers on the Council:
"You can do anything you want and you will be re-elected. You can fuck this up and you will be re-elected. You can do an excellent job and you will be reelected."
(Read the BrooklynRon post.)
And so the real question is whether any, all or some of the half dozen challengers will continue their quest for Vann's seat on the City Council.
If they do stay in, it could possibly be a very exciting summer in Bed-Stuy.