Yesterday, The Politicker reported on a rather bizarre interview that Congressman Ed Towns gave to the NPR morning show “The Takeaway,” in which the one time Afghanistan war critic seemingly had seen the error of his ways after visiting the country with David Petraeus.
“Progress is really being made,” he told the Read More
The Real World Central Brooklyn
Kevin Powell, the former Real World star and hip-hop journalist making his second try against Brooklyn congressman Ed Towns, called on Charlie Rangel to not seek re-election, and suggested that Towns follow him out the door.
Not only do I think it is time for the 80-year-old Mr. Rangel to step aside for new leadership, Read More
Former Real World star turned hip-hop author Kevin Powell held the first in what his campaign says will be a weekly conference call with reporters in his campaign against Congressman Ed Towns.
There were three media outlets on the conference call: The Politicker, the Village Voice, and something called Brooklynbodega.com.
Powell was blunt about Read More
Call Edolphus Towns what you will: a 13-term Brooklyn congressman; a congenial politician with a raspy voice and a gift for charming seniors; a bald-headed, 74-year-old product of the Brooklyn Democratic machine. Here’s one thing you likely won’t call him: a troublemaker.
So when, on Dec. 10, his office formally announced his election to Read More
Ed Towns’ fellow elected Democrats are doing their best to spare him the fate that Hillary Clinton suffered this year.
"We don’t want to have Barack Obama in the White House, and all of a sudden lose the seniority that Ed Towns would bring to us," said City Comptroller Bill Thompson at a reasonably well-attended Read More
A former press guy for Howard Dean and Mark Green endorsed Assembly challenger Paul Newell, surrogate candidate Nora Anderson, and incumbent State Senator Marty Connor.
Brooklyn Papers endorsed Kevin Powell for congress, Dan Squadron over Marty Connor for State Senate, and Mike McMahon for congress.
Newell attacked Read More
Here’s a shot from last night’s fund-raiser for Representative Ed Towns, which took place at the home of attorney Sanford Rubenstein and featured a slate of very prominent Democrats.
From left to right: City Comptroller Bill Thompson, Bill Clinton, the Rev. Calvin Butts, Governor David Paterson, Towns, and Assemblyman Darryl Towns (the congressman’s son). Read More
Bill Clinton will speak at a fund-raiser tonight for Representative Ed Towns, whose challenger, Kevin Powell, is trying to frame Towns’ support of Hillary Clinton in the presidential primary as a political liability.
The event is taking place at the home of attorney Sanford Rubenstein, on East 64th Street. Clinton is expected to Read More
An interested reader sent in this photograph showing how Representative Ed Towns, a Hillary Clinton supporter who faces a primary challenge this year, has embraced Barack Obama’s campaign. The picture was taken this afternoon and is of the building at 203 Ralph Street in Brooklyn, not far from Towns’ office.
Towns has lately been Read More