One benefit of running against someone who has notable legal troubles is you don’t have to mention them by name in order to go on the offensive.
Assemblyman Peralta, an announced candidate for State Senate against Hiram Monserrate, recently called for the creation of a domestic violence task force, citing a recent murder Read More
Jose Peralta has been racking up a string of early endorsements in his bid to oust Hiram Monserrate from the State Senate. But when the president of the JFK Democratic Club put forward a motion to endorse Peralta on Wednesday night–a full year before the election–there was an objection.
“We haven’t heard Read More
Ongoing fluidity notwithstanding, it seems safe to assume that once their heads stop spinning, the state (and maybe national) Democrats will make it a serious priority to make both Pedro Espada and Hiram Monserrate into former elected officials.
The senators, who cost the Democrats support of the State Senate by crossing the aisle Read More
Bill Thompson was endorsed by four Dominican-American elected officials, including one that Michael Bloomberg endorsed for re-election last year.
On the steps of City Hall, Thompson was endorsed by City Councilman Miguel Martinez, and Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat, both of Manhattan. Bloomberg endorsed Espaillat in his re-election last year.
Also endorsing Thompson, but not Read More
An aide to City Council candidate Julissa Ferraras emailed to say she’s having several fund-raisers between now and January 11th, with a few notable hosts, including State Assemblyman Jose Peralta and City Council members Leroy Comrie, Diana Reyna and Letitia James.
The name-dropping shows some continuity of support among other elected officials despite the now-unhelpful Read More
Council member Melinda Katz, a candidate for city comptroller, is having a June 19 fund-raiser that will showcase strong support from black and Latino lawmakers.
The elected officials on the host committee for the event include Yvette Clarke, Jeff Aubry, Jose Peralta, Maria del Carmen Arroyo, Maria Baez, Helen Foster and Melissa Read More
Assemblyman Jose Peralta, a Latino lawmaker who once supported State Senator John Sabini, yesterday made the case for Sabini’s Puerto Rican challenger, Councilman Hiram Monserrate, in part because the district is becoming more Latino.
Sabini’s answer to that? Barack Obama.
When I asked Sabini, who is white, about how race is affecting Read More
One of State Senator John Sabini’s longtime Hispanic supporters, Assemblyman Jose Peralta, is signaling that he may be ready to support Sabini’s likely challenger, City Councilman Hiram Monserrate.
In an interview earlier today, he told me he wasn’t quite ready to make a formal endorsement, but that for Monserrate, “the time is now.”
If Read More
Now that the State Assembly has killed Michael Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan, do its members fear any potential electoral consequences (as Kevin Sheekey suggested they should) from opposing a mayor with billions of dollars at his disposal?
They say no.
Democratic Assemblyman Jose Peralta of Queens said he thinks the mayor’s Read More
Last night I asked Assemblyman Jose Peralta of Queens what he was expecting to happen today. Here’s what he said:
“Hopefully, business as usual. If a resignation does come, it may put us back in a bit of a tailspin. But we’re hoping for business as usual tomorrow.”
So it’s come to this: state legislators Read More