Jennifer James and the News

The much sought-after Daily News endorsement in the City Council in Brooklyn went to Yvette Clarke’s former fund-raiser Jennifer James.

Here’s what the News said:

“A local political activist, lifelong Flatbush resident and daughter of Caribbean immigrants, she has broad support in a diverse district. Also welcome is a promise to donate any “lulu” pay beyond her salary to charity.”

Last year, the News endorsed Yvette Clarke for Congress, while the New York Times backed David Yassky.

In the Council race this year, the Times is backing Jesse Hamilton, an attorney and Democratic district leader. Clarke is backing another candidate, Mathieu Eugene.

— Azi Paybarah

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