The Times reports Roger Green and Charles Barron will meet to discuss which of them is in the strongest position to defeat Ed Towns.
Influential Queens Democrat Thomas Manton dies at 73.
Ben Smith reports on a Spitzer ally’s strong words for Andrew Cuomo; and 32% of his constituents Read More
On Sunday, Hakeem Jeffries announced his candidacy for the assembly seat being vacated by Roger Green.
The race for the 57th assembly district will mostly likely have two major components. First, that there is fresh blood running. Second, that the campaign will be highly polarized by the Atlantic Yards project. Read More
The Sun reports that Roger Green doesn’t want voters to hold his ethics violations against him in his run for congress.
The Daily News reports that Tony Avella is looking at running for mayor in 2009; and Rudy Giuliani believes he has common ground with Ralph Reed.
And the Read More
The Times reports on Roger Green’s announcement; and Hillary Clinton continues to outpace her rivals in fundraising.
The Post reports that Joe Bruno is ready to “make war” on George Pataki over his budget vetos.
And the Albany Times Union also reports on Pataki’s budget vetos, in the form Read More
Tomorrow morning, Roger Green announces his candidacy in the 10th Congressional District.
In the evening, learn about New York’s options in voting technology at NYU.
Then, network with the NY Young Dems Caucus of Color; or attend a book party at the Brecht Forum with Charles Glass, author of Read More
In other Brooklyn news, an insider tells the Politicker they believe it will be difficult for Roger Green and Kevin Powell to make it past the petitioning process in the 10th congressional district race against incumbent Ed Towns.
The reasoning: Powell, a newcomer to politics, is having trouble Read More
Outside of City Hall today, I caught up with Councilwoman Letitia James about her former mentor Roger Green’s likely candidacy against Ed Towns.
“I love Roger, I love Charles Barron, but I already endorsed Congressman Towns,” she said.
—Nicole Brydson Read More
Back in November, Assembly Member Roger Green, who represents most of the Atlantic Yards footprint and is a big supporter of the project, told The Observer that he was planning to introduce a bill to scale down the arena and housing complex:
“I didn’t sign the C.B.A. and that was intentional, because my position was Read More
Over at the Politicker, Nicole Brydson talks to Hakeem Jeffries, who (again) is toying with the idea of running for Roger Green’s Assembly seat, but won’t take a position one way or the other on Atlantic Yards.
Actually, the more we think about it, the more reasonable this sounds. Why tick off a constituency Read More
Ex-Hillary aide Basil Smikle confirms that he’s signed on to Kevin Powell‘s challenge to Ed Towns in Brooklyn.
In a field of challengers that includes the legally-troubled Roger Green and the very radical Charles Barron, Powell is, well, the hot one. He got his start in, er, politics (?) as the Read More