The saga that is the second special election in Brooklyn isn't over, but it's pretty close.
With 53% of precincts reporting, Mathieu Eugene had 1,156 votes (48%), Wellington Sharpe had 657 (27%) and Harry Schiffman had 561 (23%), according to a spokeswoman for the city's Board of Election. As for absentee ballots, there are Read More
Here is yesterday’s decision by Brooklyn federal judge Nicholas Garaufis, who reinstated candidate Wellington Sharpe on the ballot for an April 24th City Council election on the grounds that his opponent Mathieu Eugene had an “unfair advantage” in the petitioning process.
This new election, in case you haven’t been following, was made necessary because Read More
A federal judge has just ordered Wellington Sharpe back on the ballot for the April 24th special City Council election in Brooklyn’s 40th district, sources tell me.
Sharpe had been removed because he failed to collect enough valid signatures on his petitions. By my count, that makes a total of three candidates who will not Read More
One of the candidates in the special April 24th City Council election in Brooklyn has filed a legal challenge to front-runner Mathieu Eugene, contending that Eugene shouldn’t be able to run to fill a vacancy that he created.
Sharpe’s campaign said Eugene, who won the initial special election but was unable to prove to the Read More
Mathieu Eugene’s opponents have come up with a new legal argument to try to prevent him from running again for that City Council seat in Brooklyn’s 40th District that he won, but then was unable to occupy because of his inability to prove that he was a resident.
Heartbeat News, a Brooklyn-based paper, Read More
Mathieu Eugene won the first election for the City Council’s 40th District, but in the fund-raising for the rematch this April, he’s trailing. Here are the contributions each candidate raised so far, according to the city’s Campaign Finance Board:
$1.073-Marie Gina Faustin
$0- Wellington Sharpe
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The sleepy special election in for the Brooklyn City Council seat vacated by Yvette Clarke has its first legal controversy.
District Leader Jesse Hamilton is suing Wellington Sharpe over the name of his party.
Hamilton’s party is called “Family Values and Money Matters.” Sharpe’s is called “Family Values.”
Hamilton’s campaign wants an injunction Read More
One theme Yvette Clarke rode to victory on Tuesday was that she was the only woman in the four-way Democratic primary for Rep. Major Owens’s seat in Brooklyn.
But in the race to fill her soon-to-be-vacated seat City Council seat, so far, women candidates are scarce.
One knowledgeable reader suggested the following as a list Read More