Eric Gioia—who has repeatedly invoked Barack Obama’s campaign themes—has picked up an outspoken Obama supporter from the Bronx, Haile Rivera.
Rivera, who dropped out of his own race for City Council to pursue a job with the administration, emailed supporters to say he was joining Gioia’s campaign to do Hispanic outreach.
Haile Rivera, who once won a dinner with Barack Obama, emailed supporters to say he’s dropping out of the race to unseat City Councilwoman Maria Baez of the Bronx.
“I’ve decided to pursue a position in the administration. Not that there’s an offer, but it’s hard to do two things at the same Read More
ALBANY—Haile Rivera, a Bronx activist who is running for a seat in the City Council, is "extremely disappointed" that the Assembly leadership team announced yesterday does not include a Latino in the post of deputy speaker.
Rivera sent a letter to Silver's office in December raising the issue, and is now threatening action Read More
How many black elected officials from Brooklyn were at the rally for Barack Obama on the City Hall steps this afternoon?
Enough that State Senator Bill Perkins of Harlem muttered to himself at the podium, “Oh man, we’re going to have to mix this up a bit.” He then introduced state Senator Eric Adams–who’s from Read More
Bronx resident Haile Rivera is getting some more mileage out of his dinner with Barack Obama, courtesy of this three minute video the campaign just posted on their web site.
Haile Rivera, a Bronx-based food bank employee, City Council aspirant andsupporter of Barack Obama, is back from a dinner in D.C. that the senator had with four low-dollar contributors.
Rivera seems to have been mesmerized by Obama, which I guess is bound to happen when you get to have dinner with a presidential candidate Read More
Barack Obama has selected 2009 City Council candidate Haile Rivera of the Bronx as one of the winners of his "Dinner with Barack" competition, the Obama campaign just announced.
"This dinner is about hearing from the everyday experts like Haile on how we can work together to change the problems like our broken education Read More