Gatemouth analyzes more primary election results and notes that in the race to unseat Rep. Ed Towns, the former Black Panther, Charles Barron, did pretty well among whites in Brownstone Brooklyn.
One of the surprises of this race was Barron’s strength among white voters in the Brownstone areas. In the 52nd, Barron held Towns Read More
I was at the New School last night to listen to SEIU President Andy Stern, who talked about the union’s potentially landscape-altering plan to form a PAC to target… Congressional Democrats.
SEIU’s PAC, called They Work For US, is modeled on The Club for Growth — an anti-tax lobby that keeps Congressional Republicans on Read More
Rev. Al Sharpton says that Charles Barron’s reports of his political death are greatly exagerated.
Barron argued that Sharpton’s influence in Brooklyn had waned to nothingness because Sharpton’s favored candidate in the race, the eventual winner, Ed Towns, failed to pick up a more than 50 percent of the vote. Or at least, that Read More
One of the deciding factors in the city’s two closest congressional primaries on Tuesday, wich were in Brooklyn’s 10th and 11th districts, wasn’t race, or the throw-the-bums-out attitude, or even the war.
It was unions. 1199/SEIU, 32BJ, and UNITE Here, to name a few.
In the 11th, unions seem to have out-soldiered the anti-Antlantic Yards Read More
As part of our continuing efforts to flood the zone on the Charles Barron beat, we caught up with him yesterday outside City Hall. Unlike David Yassky, who looked absolutely haggard — he appears to have lost so much weight in the course of his campaign that he was swimming in his suit — Read More
Charles Barron was back to work at City Hall this morning, after a late and crowded primary night at his campaign HQ. So what happened last night?
“Well, I won!” Mr. Barron said. Another phone in his office rang–he talked to someone else for a while. “I said, ‘Roger, look at me,’” Mr. Barron told Read More
Yesterday’s vote bodes well for Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards development. Why? Hakeem Jeffries toppled two anti-Yards candidates, Yvette Clarke won a congressional primary high above her Ratner-critic candidate, and Congressman Ed Towns toppled the anti-Yards councilman Charles Barron. (The Empire Zone/NYT) The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Read More
Dream of a green downtown [Metropolis]
On Friday night around 10 p.m., I found myself under the huge white tent next to the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, where a dedicated congregation sat through nearly three hours of political speeches from Andrew Cuomo, Sean Maloney, two of the candidates in the 10th congressional districts (paging Rep. Ed Towns!) and the Read More
Roger Green just called to say he’s a) staying in the race for the Ed Towns Congressional seat in Brooklyn and b) shocked that Charles Barron accused him yesterday of reneging on a deal to drop out of the contest.
Green was particularly upset by Barron’s suggestion that he was staying in the race Read More
If you saw last week’s Congressional debate on NY1 between Charles Barron and Roger Green — incumbent Ed Towns, as usual, didn’t show up — Green all but announced that he would be dropping his candidacy. Green said a “resolution” was a “few days away.” All that was standing in between, both candidates said, was Read More