Unfortunately, it looks like the vaunted match-up of Francis H. Powers (pere) vs. Francis M. Powers (fils) isn’t going to happen. Those pesky Libertarians nominated Susan Overeem last night as their candidate in NY-13 in the general election.
Jim Lesczynski, a spokesman for the Manhattan chapter of the Libertarian Party, said that the selection of Ms. Overeem had nothing to do with the prospect of a highly unusual campaign pitting son against father…. “But the general feeling was that Susan has the better grasp of what it meant to be a Libertarian.”
It remains to be seen whether Powers the Younger, and his large hair, will still seek the Anarchist Party line. (It’s unclear whether the fact that the Anarchist Party does not yet exist will stop him.)
Mike McMahon remains the expected Democratic candidate, although that is subject to an August primary. SSP rates this race as a Toss-Up.