|Mega-church pastor A.R. Bernard may run for mayor|
More: "Would Bernard bring significant numbers of black voters to the Republican Party, if he somehow did get the nomination over the more buzzed-about Joe Lhota, better-funded John Catsimatidis or better-established [Adolpho] Carrion? City Councilwoman Inez Dickens of Harlem, a Democrat, told me it was 'not likely.' Bill Thompson, the former City Comptroller and the only black mayoral candidate in the Democratic primary, said it was too early to speculate on Bernard's candidacy. Voter-demographics expert Jerry Skurnik estimated there are about 40,000 black voters registered in the Republican Party in New York City, compared to about 900,000 black voters enrolled in the Democratic Party."