Almost all New York elected officials were lining up behind Hillary Clinton when Assemblyman Michael Benjamin of the Bronx announced he would support Barack Obama in the summer of 2007.
Now, he'd like to be recognized for that.
“I’m not just some wacko on the outside,” Benjamin said in a brief telephone Read More
Reclusive comedian Dave Chappelle missed two flights out of Ohio last night and failed to get to a Manhattan fund-raiser for Congressional candidate Kevin Powell of Brooklyn.
The clip above shows Powell earlier in the evening, before the announcement about Chappelle, continuing to criticize incumbent Representative Ed Towns for what Powell thinks Read More
George Soros just contributed $500 to the campaign of congressional candidate Kevin Powell, who is running to unseat 13-term Representative Ed Towns in Brooklyn.
Soros’ political director Michael Vachon confirmed the contribution by the billionaire liberal activist, saying Soros made the donation on-line about 30 minutes ago. “Soros is supporting the candidacies of Read More
Congressional candidate and former Real World star Kevin Powell will be opening up a campaign office and sharing it with Brooklyn for Barack, a large independent organization that helped Obama carry the district on February 5.
The office at 54 Greene Avenue opens Saturday, and, according to a media advisory “painting begins: 9 Read More
Barack Obama’s youngest fund-raiser might be 19-year-old Arthur Leopold of Manhattan. Today he gave me a brief interview over (appropriately) instant message. Below are some excerpts, beginning with his answer to my plea for predictions about February 5:
arthurleopold (2:44:07 PM): Contrary to popular belief, New York isn’t a winner take all Read More
One day after the New Hampshire primary, Barack Obama will be back at the Grand Hyatt for a major rally/fund-raiser.
Nineteen year-old Arthur Leopold, who said he’s the youngest person on Obama’s finance committee, says that “people are really excited now.”
The event at the Grand Hyatt, according to Leopold, was planned about Read More
Barack Obama will be back in New York this month for some late second-quarter fund-raising. On June 22, he'll be attending a low-dollar event at the Hammerstein Ballroom, with tickets starting at $100 and reaching up to $500 for a private reception before the fund-raiser.
The event is being organized by Arthur Read More
Barack Obama’s first events in New York City since announcing his presidential run will be on March 9, according to one of the event organizers, Arthur Leopold.
The first is a pricey get-together (suggested contribution: $1000-$2300) at the Grand Hyatt from 6 to 8 p.m. The second is a less formal gathering of supporters Read More