Although he's only 29 years old, Jimmy Dahroug has reason to be improbably jaded.
The former State Senate candidate recently had to abandon his third bid to unseat longtime incumbent Caesar Trunzo, more or less because it had become logistically impossible for him to win.
“The point was to beat Caesar Trunzo," he Read More
“If you run a dead body, you can get about two percent of the vote,” said 29-year-old Jimmy Dahroug, a Democrat who, after losing twice to 30-year-incumbent, Republican State Senator Caesar Trunzo, of Suffolk ,seemed keenly aware of each vote he needed.
Dahroug was speaking specifically about the Working Families Party Line. Read More
Democratic Congressional candidate Steve Harrison will host an online town hall meeting tonight tomorrow at 8 p.m.
He’s running in the primary against the Democratic Party-backed candidate, City Councilman Mike McMahon, for the Staten Island seat Vito Fossella is leaving.
Since Jimmy Dahroug dropped out of a State Senate primary Read More
Democracy for New York City’s Fourth Annual "Summer Cocktail Reception" was all about Barack Obama.
Held at the downtown bar M1-5, the event’s theme was "Unity ’08," a reference, apparently, to bringing Democrats together (and not to the group that wanted Michael Bloomberg to run for president).
As the guests trickled Read More
Intern Bharat Ayyar, who has been going through the finance reports of a few key legislative races, looked at the Democratic contest to face Republican State Senator Caesar Trunzo, and found that the liberal-activist favorite Jimmy Dahroug has raised more (with the help of Howard Dean-inspired Democracy for America) but Brian Foley has more money Read More
Democracy for New York City’s Lewis Cohen, a fund-raiser, is predictably unhappy that the Democratic establishment is again looking for a candidate to run against Republican State Senator Caesar Trunzo.
DFNYC is officially backing two-time Trunzo opponent Jimmy Dahroug.
“It’s like Weekend at Bernie’s over there," Cohen said, referring Read More
Earlier, I wrote that some Democrats are not very enthusiastic about seeing fellow Democrat Jimmy Dahroug make a third attempt to unseat Republican State Senator Caesar Trunzo on Long Island.
Today’s Newsday has more on the story.
The article describes how State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm Smith, along with others, is recruiting Read More
Democratic state senate candidate Jimmy Dahroug has been endorsed by Democracy for America, a progressive group rooted in Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign.
Chairman of the D.F.A., Jim Dean, Howard Dean’s brother, said, “Jimmy Dahroug has a long record of grassroots activism and he gives Democrats a real chance to gain control of Read More
With Democrats closer than ever to the possibility of taking over the State Senate—and having total control of state government—there are signs that a fault line is emerging between two groups that have, so far, been working well together: the Democratic Party establishment and progressive activists.
One recent example that has received some attention is Read More
If Democrats win next week’s special election upstate, they could narrow the Republican majority in that house to just one seat. The prospects of that already bode well for other Democrats looking to unseat Republican state Senators later this year in the general election.
Except Jimmy Dahroug.
The Read More