Assemblyman José Rivera said he did not mean to offend anyone with a bizarre video that appears to show the Bronx lawmaker discussing the sexual benefits of “mamajuana” and ogling young women in the Dominican Republic.
“Assemblyman Jose Rivera did not mean to offend anyone, if anyone was offended by the video,” his chief of staff, Jasmin Clavasquin, told Politicker this morning.
Adam Clayton Powell IV got impatient Tuesday night in Hamilton Heights waiting for the delayed primary results.
“I can’t take it anymore!” he half-joked, complaining to a campaign volunteer around 10:30 p.m—nearly an hour before he finally learned that he lost the race to Charles Rangel, by around 23 percent to 51 percent.
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Charlie Rangel gave a fist-pumping speech today at a rally for organized labor at the Federal Building on Wall Street, and afterwards in a scrum with reporters took time to (damn with faint) praise his leading opponent in the September 14 primary, Adam Clayton Powell IV.
Asked his opinion on Powell, he said, “He’s a Read More
This will be the last word on the Rangel presser today, but the congressman was asked by Azi Paybarah of WNYC if he planned to debate his primary opponents. What followed was a long, Rangelian digression on his opponents.
I have yet to hear of one. And none of my opponents have said anything unkind Read More
A new poll out by Public Policy Polling portends trouble for embattled Harlem congressman Charlie Rangel.
The poll shows Rangel getting less than 40 percent of the vote in a five-way race for the Democratic nomination, with challengers Adam Clayton Powell IV garnering 21 percent, Joyce Johnson at 7 percent, Jonathan Tasini at Read More
And says he banked around $40,000 this election cycle, giving him close to $80,000 in the bank for his re-match with Rangel.
This is obviously a far cry from Rangel’s fundraising prowess. The longtime congressman has banked close to $500,000 this year.
“Obviously it’s nothing to write home about,” Powell said of his totals. Read More
Adam Clayton Powell IV’s congressional campaign will soon be hiring Jaime Estades, a Democratic operative who most recently worked on Bill Thompson’s mayoral campaign, and got his start helping elect David Dinkins as mayor.
Estades will be the “campaign coordinator,” Powell told me.
Estades first day is on the job is Monday.
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Here’s Adam Clayton Powell IV’s web site, Flickr feed, and Twitter stream.
Powell indirectly attacks the incumbent, Rep. Charlie Rangel, as being too partisan. On the site, there’s a neighbor-to-neighbor letter where Powell touts the fact he was “named the most centrist member in the entire House of Assembly Read More
This morning’s news that Adam Clayton Powell IV is eyeing a 2010 primary campaign against Representative Charlie Rangel reeks of a classic narrative: the son avenging his father’s demise. Superficially, at least, that’s what it looks like.
In 1970, Powell’s father, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., was perhaps the most prominent black Read More
Now that the public advocate’s office is being vacated, here’s a look at the prospective candidates.
Scott Stringer, the Manhattan borough president, ran for the office before, earned a reputation as a reformer, and is unique among the field of likely candidates because he supported the term-limits extension. Michael Bloomberg could look Read More