Adam Clayton Powell IV’s congressional campaign will soon be hiring Jaime Estades, a Democratic operative who most recently worked on Bill Thompson’s mayoral campaign, and got his start helping elect David Dinkins as mayor.
Estades will be the “campaign coordinator,” Powell told me.
Estades first day is on the job is Monday.
On Saturday, Read More
Hiram Monserrate got in trouble recently for poaching Barack Obama’s slogan and logo.
Now, on his web site, Monserrate features not only a picture of former Mayor David Dinkins–who has not endorsed anyone in this race–but also a two-year-old campaign video featuring Bryan Pu-Folkes, a local activist who no longer supports Monserrate.
I Read More
ALBANY—At the end of his remarks at a holiday fund-raiser last night, David Paterson made a simple declaration: “I am running for governor in 2010.”
“If it doesn’t work out, I’m going to go on The View. They need a little affirmative action on The View,” Paterson said to laughs, according to one Read More
Bill Thompson supporters continue firing shots at those they say could have and should have done more to help out. The latest is from David Dinkins.
From The Post:
“The president should’ve done more. He found time to go to Virginia, he found time to go to New Jersey and he should’ve Read More
My parents moved to Brooklyn in 1955 when I was almost two years old, and by the time I was four, the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants had played their last home games in the five boroughs. Until Casey Stengel and the Mets arrived in 1962, the only baseball team in town was the Read More
One of the people Rudy Giuliani was aiming at when he talked to an audience of Jews in Brooklyn about the prospect of crime returning to 1993 levels was David Dinkins. (Dinkins, who was the mayor until the end of 1993, when he lost to Giuliani, hasn’t returned my call for comment.)
Another is Read More
Fred Siegel, a historian and Giuliani biographer, said the former mayor’s appearance on the campaign trail “is a very good idea but the way he’s been used is not a good idea.”
Siegel was referring to Giuliani’s appearance with Michael Bloomberg in Borough Park yesterday where the former mayor warned about a return to Read More
Some highlights from Sunday’s Borough Park Read More
Former state senator Roy Goodman of Manhattan released a statement today saying he’d like the stalemate in the Senate to be broken by a bipartisan commission.
Goodman, one of the last of the Rockefeller Republican types, recommends the following “individuals of the highest caliber” to serve on it:
Former governors George E. Pataki, Mario Cuomo Read More
Al Sharpton had just stepped out of a meeting with Barack Obama.
It was January 2007, and he was down in the Obama Senate office during a trip to Washington to meet with a number of Democratic presidential contenders. Mr. Obama had been almost uncannily pitch-perfect, Mr. Sharpton thought, hitting every talking Read More