Despite facing her first primary challenge in her eight years in office, Tuesday night was “business as usual” for Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark.
Despite progressive challenger Tess Cohen, 35, doing her best to dent the armor of Clark’s record as DA — from her handling of abuses at Rikers to press conferences with wrongfully convicted New Yorkers accusing the incumbent of witness intimidation — Clark cruised to a decisive Democratic primary win by a 73%-27% vote margin, according to unofficial results from the city Board of Elections.
“It was no different from what I was already doing. I just keep my head down and do the work,” Clark told the Bronx Times following her win Tuesday night. “That’s what it was all about … so I didn’t do anything different during this campaign that I haven’t been doing the last eight years.”