A Challenge for Towns

Crains Insider (subscription required) reported this morning that Charles Barron will take a run at the Brooklyn congressional seat held by Ed Towns, who raised the ire of the left by backing the Central American Free Trade Agreement.

The question: Will the laborite groups that want to take Towns out, like the Working Families Party, have the stomach for Barron, his racial nationism, and his admiration for Robert Mugabe? Or will they take a pass on the primary?

Azi spoke to Barron today, and notes that Amsterdam News had the story last month.

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