It appears that negotiations have begun among the eight wannabe New York City Council speaker candidates. One of the candidates is “about to drop out and endorse” another candidate, a well-informed City Hall operative told B&B. The bochinchero told me the identities of the two candidates with the understanding that I not use their names. I’m keeping my palabra. However, expect one of the hombres to drop out in the next 10-12 days. Both wannabes are from the same borough. If Monty Hall were alive, he would love the dealmaking that’s in the works among these players.

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