Over the weekend, Adam Clayton Powell IV spoke to the West Harlem Independent Democratic Club, complaining that his supporters are getting phone calls from aides to his opponent, Rep. Charlie Rangel.
One such person who got a phone call is J.R. Morales, the owner of a restaurant where Powell will hold Read More
Rep. Charlie Rangel didn’t seem too concerned about Adam Clayton Powell’s entering the race to replace him.
John Fund at the Wall Street Journal said the demographic shift could make Powell a real contender. And of course, there’s Rangel’s well-documented ethics troubles.
But Rangel’s not worried.
“Any changes if it works against me Read More
Public advocate candidate Mark Green was endorsed today by Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV of Manhattan who, at one point, considered running for the office also.
“Whether you like him or not, everybody will agree that he was a good public advocate,” said Powell, at an event this afternoon on the City Hall steps Read More
For both Eric Gioia and Bill de Blasio, a seat on the City Council was always supposed to be a stepping-stone.
Mr. Gioia, 35, has been preparing for higher office since his election to the Council seven years ago, and has raised more money since then than all but three of his Council colleagues. Mr. Read More
Norman Siegel, one of the recognizable names in next year's public advocate’s race, said that if his third bid for the office is unsuccessful, he won't try again.
“I told my wife and we had a conversation, and this is it,” Siegel said.. “That’s why it’s Read More
Here’s Sheldon Silver playfully introducing Democratic County Leader Jose Rivera, also an assemblyman, at the Bronx Democratic County Dinner last night.
Silver told the crowd that Rivera was “in the Assembly for five years and he went to Albany Medical Center and the doctor told him to go on light duty. So, he went to Read More
Since everyone is talking about the presidential primary today, it seemed like an opportunity to pull out one more thing David Paterson said at a Times forum this past weekend.
In discussing the presidential race, Paterson said, “The thought of electing an African-American president, it has to break the glass ceiling in a lot Read More
Speaking at the Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats club last night, public advocate candidate Norman Siegel said he doesn’t plan to use the office of public advocate as a stepping stone.
The civil rights lawyer has said before that he is interested in protecting citizens’ civil liberties, but he doesn’t want to make the painful Read More
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and so is the big parade, meaning it’s once again for local politicians to make a statement one way or another on the organizers’ decision not to allow gays to participate under their own banner.
I asked a few possible citywide candidates about their parade plans, Read More