The Party of Jefferson

Last night the venerable Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club of Brooklyn held their holiday party at the Hudson River Yacht Club.

The club has long been a behemoth in South Brooklyn politics, with its ability to turn out the vote and connections to elected officials. Judging by the turnout, the club also seems to have recovered from the unwanted attention it received from the 2001 mayor’s race.

Among the attendees were Democratic county leader Vito Lopez, Rep. Jerry Nadler, City Comptroller Bill Thompson, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, and two candidates for Yvette Clarke’s City Council seat: Wellington Sharpe and Harry Schiffman.

And walking in just as the introductions were finished, but before the Electric Slide began, was State Senator Marty Golden, a Republican.

– Azi Paybarah