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Campaign Roundup: Rangel & Espaillat Going to Court

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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 [&hellip
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Interview with Charles Barron

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Barron1-224x300 Councilman Charles Barron lost his bid to become a congressman by a nearly three-to-one margin to Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries in Tuesday’s primary. He was not too happy about it. But when we reached him on Friday, Barron was looking toward the future and throwing a few jabs at the city’s political establishment. City & State: [&hellip
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Hakeem Jeffries Beats Charles Barron for Congressional Seat, Tells Obama “Help Is On The Way”

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hakeem-victory-300x224 The Hakeem Jeffries campaign held its election night party at Sanders Studios, a 15,000 square foot facility off Fulton Street in Brooklyn. It’s the kind of room you book when you expect a big campaign victory. Other encouraging signs? The campaign paid for a spread, including a kosher food station, and there was an open [&hellip
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Clyde Williams Secures New York Times Endorsement

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Clyde Williams, one of a handful of Democratic candidates running in the Congressional district spanning northern Manhattan and the South Bronx, has been largely overlooked in the press with much of the attention going to longtime incumbent Rep. Charlie Rangel and to another challenger, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat. But this weekend Williams, who used to [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Wall Street Fears Charles Barron Congressional Win

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Brooklyn POLITICO looked at Ed Towns’ unexpected endorsement of Charles Barron. Wall Street and the city’s political class are fearful of a Barron win. Hakeem Jeffries and Barron debate foreign policy. Queens Rory Lancman is pounding the issue of protecting social security. Bronx/Manhattan Charlie Rangel skipped a debate in the Bronx, which Adriano Espaillat criticized. [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: April 19, 2012

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2013 Mayoral Race The candidates got a thumbs-down on their tech prowess. Might Kristin Davis run for mayor? Brooklyn Hakeem Jeffries may end up getting the endorsement of Andrew Cuomo. More on Simcha Felder’s state Senate plans. Manhattan Rangel and Espailliat are fighting over the endorsement decision of Oscar de la Renta. State Senate John [&hellip
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Heard Around Town: March 30, 2012

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* Queens Assemblyman Rory Lancman told the Politicker at a recent press conference that if he loses his race for Congress, he definitely won’t run for re-election to the Assembly. But two prominent colleagues in Albany who are also running for Congress, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, are unwilling to go that far. Due [&hellip
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