Here’s a shot from an event in Brooklyn yesterday where central Brooklyn lawmakers who supported Barack Obama in the February 5 primary announced they’re endorsing Representative Ed Towns for reelection.
“I made the decision to support Senator Obama because of his message of change,” said State Senator John Sampson, in a public statement. “I made Read More
Democratic Congressional challenger Kevin Powell has been linking himself to Barack Obama in one way or another for some time now. But his effort to compare himself to the presidential nominee may suffer after tomorrow.
At 2 p.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall, a number of local elected officials who are Read More
Courtenay Semel (daughter of former Yahoo CEO Terry Semel) and heiress Casey Johnson are no longer an item after Ms. Semel spent an evening partying with Tila Tequila, Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson. [P6]
Michelle Williams is reportedly officially dating her close friend director Spike Jonze, who was previously married to Sofia Coppola. Read More
At a fund-raiser in Williamsburg last night, a Kevin Powell supporter tried to allay concerns about Powell’s violent past with a little humor, and stoke enthusiasm for ousting 13-term incumbent Representative Ed Towns.
Isaac Abraham, a Hasidic store owner now running for City Council, criticized Towns for being unresponsive to a housing Read More
Democratic Congressional candidate Kevin Powell is trying to make an issue of that fact that a recent fund-raiser for his opponent, Representative Ed Towns, was thrown by former Republican Representative J.C. Watts.
Here’s a video the Powell campaign just put out, which features footage of Watts explaining his support for Towns, and title Read More
Kevin Powell gathered reporters at Junior’s Restaurant in Brooklyn this morning to respond to what he called unfair reminders of his admittedly violent past in recent columns by Daily News columnist Errol Louis.
Powell, who is running for Congress against Representative Ed Towns of Brooklyn and has admitted to and apologized for past incidents Read More
It’s not an easy thing to do in electoral politics, but Kevin Powell, who would like to unseat Representative Ed Towns of Brooklyn, is trying, once again, to make a break with his violent past, which includes numerous incidents of physical violence against women.
Tomorrow Powell is hosting a breakfast, billed as a "media Read More
During an interview with New York 1 News, Representative Ed Towns seized on his Democratic opponent Kevin Powell’s admitted past problem with violence towards women. When asked about it, Towns, a 13-term incumbent, said it disqualifies Powell – who refers to himself as a “recovering misogynist” — from serving in office, and said, “Congress is Read More
Here’s a clip from About halfway through, Powell says, “We’ve lost our backbone.” He adds later, “A lot of us have become spineless Democrats.”
Towns voted against FISA.
In case you’re wondering, Democratic members of Congress from New York who supported FISA include Tim Bishop and Carolyn McCarthy of Long Island; Gary Ackerman, Read More
The Stonewall Democratic Club, one of the city’s largest gay political clubs, held an endorsement meeting last night.
According to a club member, here is who the club is endorsing in a few key races:
-Challenger Kevin Powell over incumbent Representative Ed Towns
-Incumbent State Senator Marty Connor over insurgent Dan Squadron
-Assembly Read More