Today, it should be noted, is the special election for Bronx borough president, and Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. is expected to win by a landslide.
Diaz will fill out the remainder of the term of his predecessor, Adolfo Carrion, and then almost surely run for re-election (and almost surely win if Read More
DENVER—I’m on the floor of Invesco Field right now, where Barack Obama is giving his speech tonight, hanging with the New York delegation and talking about (what else?) term limits.
C. Virginia Fields, former Manhattan borough president told me, "I don’t support any legislation akin to that change."
She said that Read More
The city Campaign Finance Board just announced its latest round of fines, with Virginia Fields leading the pack.
Fields’ 2005 mayoral campaign was fined $70,567, mostly for not responding to a draft audit in a timely fashion (112 days late!). She was also fined $5,727 for spending $57,272 on “non-campaign related and impermissible post-election Read More
Here are some more people of interest on Eliot Spitzer’s transition team:
Maureen Casey, Vice President at Giuliani Partners.
Ed Norton, the actor.
Dennis Rivera, president of SEIU 1199, whose members work in hospitals through out New York state, some of which may be closed because of recommendations from an independent panel due out Read More
Yvette Clarke touts support from Liz Abzug, Betsy Gotbaum, C. Virginia Fields, Annabel Palma and Melissa Mark-Viverito among others on the steps of City Hall.
David Paterson and Eliot Spitzer will address advocates at St. Francis College about their plan to address domestic violence in New York State.
John Faso presents his homeland security agenda Read More
From the people bringing you the C. Virginia Fields Comeback Campaign for State Senate, the following:
She raised around $100,000 yesterday at an event at the Yale Club, a sum that her handlers say will make her the money leader in the race to replace David Paterson.
Bill Perkins, the former councilman who is also Read More
The Spitzer campaign has brought Luther Smith, a former top aide to Virginia Fields, abord to manage David Paterson’s separate-but-not-really campaign, a friendly Rock Hackshaw reports.
A correspondent with labor ties offers this take on a potential challenge to Brooklyn Congressman Edolphus Towns:
There’s a lot of personal affection for Charles Barron
among the unions that would like to punish Ed Towns for voting for the Central America Free Trade Agreement and being absent on important, close budget votes. Read More
You can’t blame the Ferrer campaign for latching on to this fight over debating at the Apollo. It’s the first solid punch Freddy’s landed on Mike for a while.
But Freddy’s preparatory breakfast with Charlie Rangel, Virginia Fields, and Billy Thompson up at Sylvia’s this morning did offer a clue as to why, Read More
The Politicker missed what I’m told was a heated, biting indictment of Al Sharpton by his ally Charles Barron, who was angered by the Rev. for endorsing against a black woman.
It was, one reader with long experience in black politics points out, a rarity: a public airing of a political grievance between two Read More