Ed Towns didn’t bother to show up at the Stars and Stripes Regular Democratic Club in Bensonhurst on a drizzly Wednesday night last week, when party leaders gathered at the Brooklyn storefront to snack on pizza and doughnuts and decide whether to welcome him into their ranks.
He sent an aide instead, who gamely passed Read More
The unlikely face-off for a district leader spot between a sitting senior Congressman and a longtime Councilmember will be decided next weekend.
Both Congressman Ed Towns, a 15-term congressman from Central Brooklyn, and Erik Martin Dilan, a nine-year veteran of the City Council, will stand before Brooklyn’s district leaders May 18 at the Stars and Read More
Former Governor David Paterson has high praise for the budget battle being waged by his successor, Andrew Cuomo.
“I really like the task forces he put together to give people a chance to air their differences to each other personally, which I think is actually brilliant,” Paterson said yesterday in Brooklyn.
“What the governor is Read More
Brooklyn Inside Baseball
Brooklyn Congressman Ed Towns said today that the only thing that could keep him from winning his son’s seat as district leader is a bloc of at-large committee members, who were appointed by county chair Vito Lopez last year.
“Well, it’s a difficult task because of the fact that they have all these at-large members,” Read More
The Back Back Room
Yesterday a reader forwarded me the email that Congressman Ed Towns sent out to Broolyn’s district leaders informing them of his desire to stand for the seat that his son Darryl is vacating.
From: Ed Towns <XXXX@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 10:34 AM
Subject: 54th District Leadership
To: XXXX@gmail.com Read More
Yesterday, The Politicker reported on a rather bizarre interview that Congressman Ed Towns gave to the NPR morning show “The Takeaway,” in which the one time Afghanistan war critic seemingly had seen the error of his ways after visiting the country with David Petraeus.
“Progress is really being made,” he told the show Read More
It is hard to find people who are optimistic about the war effort in Afghanistan. But Brooklyn Congressman Ed Towns is now one after making a trip to the war-ravaged country, even during a particularly gruesome weekend.
He appeared on The Takeaway on WNYC this morning and said that despite reports to the Read More
Sean Coffey is about to announce the endorsement of three major gets from Brooklyn: Congressman Ed Towns, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, and City Councilwoman Diana Reyna.
The three represent the first major endorsements for Coffey of the campaign, and represent a concerted push by the Coffey campaign to enter the top tier of candidates in the Read More
Kevin Powell, the former Real World star and hip-hop journalist making his second try against Brooklyn congressman Ed Towns, called on Charlie Rangel to not seek re-election, and suggested that Towns follow him out the door.
Not only do I think it is time for the 80-year-old Mr. Rangel to step aside for new leadership, Read More
The Real World Central Brooklyn
Former Real World star turned hip-hop author Kevin Powell held the first in what his campaign says will be a weekly conference call with reporters in his campaign against Congressman Ed Towns.
There were three media outlets on the conference call: The Politicker, the Village Voice, and something called Brooklynbodega.com.
Powell was blunt about Read More