Among the people endorsed yesterday by the Grand Council of Guardians, an umbrella group of black law enforcement unions, was Eric Adams: state senate candidate in Brooklyn, former head of the organization, retired police officer, and defender of Clarence Norman.
At the event, I asked Adams if his remarks about Clarence Norman squared Read More
We’ve just heard from Ken Diamondstone that Marty Connor will appeal the Supreme Court decision to allow Diamondstone to appear on the ballot in their race for State Senate, and that they will appear at the Brooklyn Appellate Courthouse tomorrow.
Diamondstone contends that Connor is attempting to further tie up his campaign resources with 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
By the usual measures — institutional support (Eliot!), demographics, familiarity, and money, Carl Andrews ought to be the frontrunning in the race to succeed Major Owens.
But Andrews is also, writes Brooklyn reformer and gadfly Maurice Gumbs, the “best and closest friend” of convictd Brooklyn boss Clarence Norman.
How Read More
The Post reports Stephen Minarik has told KT McFarland to fire Ed Rollins from her campaign, and Ada Smith could face censure.
The Times reports that Hillary Clinton’s strategy for winning in 2008 might be winning in 2006.
The Albany Times Union reports that less than one Read More
Daily News takes a look at State Senator Carl Andrews, who asks “How bad could I be,” in light of his connections to Clarence Norman and Eliot Spitzer.
In their headline, The New York Sun notes Weld Fought Giuliani in Brooklyn Museum Battle. How bad can that be?
To round out Read More
After recovering from that Oscar shocker (Crash beat Brokeback!?), The Politicker has gone through the papers this morning as part of a new, regular feature and found other noteworthy stories.
State lawmakers take bigger campaign contributions than the president can and spend most of it on “other” expenses, The Times reports.
The Post Read More
The New York Press’s intrepid, if slightly off-kilter, Azi Paybarah got a camera into Clarence Norman’s pre-sentencing, er, “going away” party.
Norman told supporters: “With all the support in this room, I wish I had twelve of you on my jury.”
Guests included Council Members Al Vann, Yvette Clarke, and Tish Read More
When the press secretary for City Councilwoman Yvette Clarke of Brooklyn was denying last week that her congressional campaign had hired a former aide to the convicted ex-boss of Brooklyn, Clarence Norman, he neglected to mention that Clarke was about to hire the aide to her City Council staff.
And in today’s Read More
Ties to convicted Brooklyn boss Clarence Norman don’t seem to be worrying the candidates to replace Major Owens in the 11th Congressional district in Brooklyn.
A leading candidate, Carl Andrews, is a longtime Norman ally, and The Politicker hears that another candidate, Yvette Clarke, just hired Clarence’s former chief Read More