Yesterday afternoon at City Hall, Congresswomen Yvette Clarke and Nydia Velazquez announced jointly that they are endorsing Bill de Blasio for Brooklyn borough president.
These early endorsements follow announcements of support for de Blasio from UNITE-HERE and The NY Hotel Trades Council. Combined with the campaign’s announcement yesterday of having raised "nearly $1 million Read More
The Democratic club home to Representative Yvette Clarke and her mother, Una Clarke, a former City Council member, will hear presentations tonight from State Senator Kevin Parker and one of the Democrats trying to unseat him, City Councilman Kendall Stewart.
Una Clarke said the presentations will be made to the executive committee of Read More
Yvette Clarke, like every other member of Congress from New York, supports Hillary Clinton. But Barack Obama won her Brooklyn congressional district, which could complicate her position somewhatUna Clarke, Yvette’s mother, told me this morning, “I think Yvette will do what is right as a superdelegate."
She went on, “My advice for her is that Read More
Former City Councilwoman Una Clarke, a Clinton supporter, is organizing a major event tonight in Flatbush, in part as a counter-demonstration of the strong support Barack Obama seems to have in that part of Brooklyn.
Clarke, who said that the details are not finalized for the event, tried explaining to me Obama’s local Read More
Barack Obama has relatively strong support from local elected officials in and around the 11th congressional district in But the district’s newly-elected Congresswoman
And Read More
Here’s former City Council member and current Brooklyn powerbroker Una Clarke, telling me it’s too late for Michael Bloomberg to jump into the presidential race.
“I think it’s far-fetched. I think he can be a real good player to keep people honest,” she said.
When I asked her about Bloomberg possibly running for Read More
Here’s Una Clarke, a former City Council woman from Brooklyn and permanent fixture in the city’s political landscape, discussing the resolution of Eliot Spitzer’s proposal to allow undocumented residents to obtain driver’s licenses.
“Cowards die many times before their death. Shakespeare says that,” Clarke told me. She went on to say, “If Read More
I missed this, but shortly after Mathieu Eugene's tortuous ascent to the City Council, he went up with a website to promote a re-election campaign that will be his third run for the same office in the space of a year.
The picture here of Eugene with Rep. Yvette Clarke and her mother, Una, Read More
Mathieu Eugene was just sworn into the City Council, according to a reader who, unlike me, is at City Hall today.
Interestingly, though, Eugene still hasn't signed the Council's official paperwork affirming that he is eligible to hold office. Eugene, you'll remember, had some trouble meeting Council requirements after he first won election Read More
I’m not sure where this is running. But here it is: Una Clarke, Mathieu Eugene and a camera. Read More