Campaign Roundup: Rangel & Espaillat Going to Court

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics.


Adriano Espaillat, phtoo courtesy of wiki commons.

Manhattan

As Rep. Charlie Rangel’s margin of victory narrows, he and Adriano Espaillat are going to court today.

A Dominic-American group is demanding the Department of Justice monitor the vote-counting process.

Marty Connor is leading Espaillat’s legal efforts.

Brooklyn

The degree to which the two Satmar sects played a role in Nydia Velaquez’s victory is in dispute.

The faction that opposes Vito Lopez claimed credit for Velazquez’s win.

Hakeem Jeffries was tapped for an important Democratic Party fundraising position.

Staten Island

Mark Murphy is touting an internal poll showing him down 15 points to Michael Grimm.

State Senate

David Carlucci’s Republican opponent won’t get the Conservative line because she supports gay marriage. (And she happens to herself be a married lesbian.)

Elsewhere

Harry Giannoulis of the Parkside Group and Hank Sheinkopf got into a bitter email exchange.

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