Ousted Boss Rivera Raising Money for…Rivera

invite Ousted Boss Rivera Raising Money for...Rivera 

Here’s an invitation to an event for recently ousted Bronx Democratic leader Jose Rivera, who, it seems, wants to seek re-election to his Assembly seat. Rivera had come under criticism for using this year's county fund-raiser as a way to generate money for his own political efforts.

Rivera's replacement, Assemblyman Carl Heastie, said he hadn't known about the event before I contacted him. He didn't say whether he was going to attend, but did say, "I wish him well. He is still a member of the Assembly and since he told me is staying in the Assembly, he is doing what he has to do."