President Barack Obama’s decision to hold last night’s $30,000-a-plate fundraiser in Harlem had the added benefit of getting the neighborhood some exposure while helping to replenish the Democratic National Committee’s warchest, according to State Senator Bill Perkins.
“These people are pretty sophisticated and well-endowed financially but also may not have known of the place called Read More
And here comes the Democratic backlash to Steve Levy, courtesy of Keith Wright and Carl Heastie, who put out a joint statement denouncing Levy as divisive.
“It is no secret that many of us who have worked with Steve Levy in the Assembly or are aware of his actions as the Suffolk County Executive Read More
A host of Assembly Democrats, headed by Speaker Sheldon Silver, gathered in City Hall Park this afternoon to endorse Bill Thompson for mayor. But the talk of the afternoon was Rudy Giuliani’s appearance with Mayor Bloomberg in Borough Park yesterday.
When a reporter inquired about Mr. Giuliani’s comments, Mr. Thompson replied: “Well, I saw comments Read More
The New York County Democratic Committee will formally install Assemblyman Keith Wright as the Manhattan organization’s new county leader tonight.
The event is taking place at 6 p.m. tonight at Yorkville Gardens (225 East 93rd Street).
The outgoing leader, Assemblyman Herman Denny Farrell, is leaving the post after more than two decades, “but I’m Read More
Here’s footage of Bill de Blasio, John Liu, Keith Wright and Charlie Rangel, defending David Paterson’s disintegrating position by saying that all the talk about the White House wanting him out of the race is just stuff in newspapers and therefore, as far as they know, not quite real.
Denying the premise has been a Read More
Mark Green said he “personally likes Pedro Espada” and called him “an important figure in the State Senate.”
“If he endorsed me I would accept it,” said Green.
Green made his comments when he was asked about the controversial Bronx lawmaker during a press conference outside City Hall where Green announced the support Read More
ALBANY—Assemblyman Keith Wright wasn't at last week's meeting in Kingston, but in a phone interview the Harlem Democrat, who is on track to become chairman of the Manhattan organization, had his own spin to offer:
"The way I thought about the meeting was that the new–notwithstanding what was reported–was that the new, incoming Read More
At an event last night in midtown, Washington’s mayor, Adrian Fenty, an African-American Democrat, endorsed Michael Bloomberg for reelection.
Another prominent black Democratic mayor, Cory Booker of Newark, endorsed Bloomberg in April.
Assemblyman Keith Wright of Harlem isn’t impressed.
“When these outside mayors start making these endorsements, Fenty from 200 miles away, they Read More
At a big breakfast event tomorrow morning, Charlie Rangel will endorse Bill Thompson for mayor, John Liu for city comptroller and Bill de Blasio for public advocate.
Above is a flier for the event, which starts at 7:45 a.m. (on a Saturday!?).
A number of other elected officials from Harlem, like Read More
David Paterson's campaign and supporters are accusing Attorney General Andrew Cuomo of deliberately undermining the governor in the press.
Last week, The New York Times reported that the state's ethics panel had been reviewing a request from three good-government groups to investigate the Paterson administration for leaking the confidential information Caroline Kennedy provided Read More