John Koblin was back in the 11th Congressional district this morning with Carl Andrews, who bragged about his access to Eliot Spitzer and revealed that he aspires to be a congressman in the mold of Charlie Rangel, Anthony Weiner and Greg Meeks.
Here’s Koblin’s report:
“Things are starting to shape like a pyramid, Read More
The AFL-CIO has just endorsed Carl Andrews in the 11th Congressional race.
In a statement just sent over by the campaign, the Andrews camp touts the breadth of his establishment support by including a the names of the elected officials who are backing him and, interestingly, by listing the cash-on-hand totals of the four contestants Read More
The Daily News reports that Howard Dean said yesterday that Joe Lieberman should drop his independent bid.
Ben Smith covers primary night in Meriden, Connecticut, hangs out with bloggers; and reports that Carl Andrews used taxpayer funds to send out a series of mailings.
In case you missed it, the Sun Read More
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One more note on the new-and-improved, gender-based Yvette Clarke campaign in the 11th Congressional district…
As Ben already pointed out Londell McMillan, best known for being Prince’s lawyer, has been vigorous in applying his fundraising skills on Clarke’s behalf.
An interesting sidenote here is that McMillian Read More
Al Sharpton recently explained his support for Carl Andrews in the 11th Congressional race — or, more precisely, his opposition to Yvette Clarke — by explaining that he was still annoyed that he hadn’t received support from Yvette’s mother while he was protesting the shooting of Amadou Diallo.
“Una Clarke didn’t support us on Read More
Once again, in the latest issue of the Village Voice, Wayne Barrett pursues his case against Carl Andrews.
Here’s one of the meaty grafs:
Andrews delivered $55,000 in precious senate grants in 2004 and 2005 to the Local Development Corporation of Crown Heights, which has retained Clarence Norman as a consultant. Started by Norman’s father Read More
One small detail on Carl Andrews’ fundraising: among his donors is Winston & Strawn PAC, the fundraising arm of a lobbying firm that earned millions from the Bush Administration Department of Energy pushing for a nuclear waste repository in Nevada.
This is not to say that Andrews has done anything wrong. Winston & Strawn Read More
Before we get into any in-depth observations about the sources of contributions for the candidates in the 11th congressional district, a basic question about the cash-on-hand totals:
How significant is it that David Yassky now has $ 858,000 on hand, nearly three times as much as Carl Andrews?
And what kind of campaign Read More
As Ben points out, Hakeem Jeffries has included Jeff Feldman on his vacancy committee. Eric Adams also included Feldman and five people listed at the same address, two by the same name.
The petition in question also includes Carl Andrews and two Civil Court candidates. A comparison of Andrews 2004 petitions–which also carried Read More
The reason Isac called this morning, ostensibly, was to relay news from an event late yesterday of the “United Satmar” citywide organization honoring Ed Towns, at which Carl Andrews, who was also in attendance, received the group’s endorsement in his much-discussed congressional race.
But on the topic of the race for the Read More