Asked who was going to carry the torch for Harlem as the old political guard enters obsolescence, Governor David Paterson responded, as is his wont, with a joke.
As he walked out of a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast at St. Bart’s church on 51st Street on March 17, Mr. Paterson told The Observer, “Somebody once Read More
As John Liu’s kick off announcement for city comptroller was coming to an end yesterday, supporters of Melinda Katz, the only woman in the race, handed out this letter touting the support she has.
Letter-signers include Geraldine Ferraro, Representative Yvette Clarke, several City Council members, and Read More
Kirsten Gillibrand kind of knows everyone in politics. Just ask her.
“What makes me so successful is that I’ve developed so many relationships,” she said in a phone interview on Jan. 27, hours after being sworn in as a U.S. senator, as she walked to the Senate floor to cast her first vote. “Because I Read More
Representative Yvette Clarke of Brooklyn doesn’t think a personal relationship with President Obama is a necessary requirement to become the next senator from New York, as has been claimed by outspoken Kennedy supporter Kevin Sheekey.
“There are so many people in Washington that claim to have a relationship with the Read More
New York City women who support Barack Obama held a rally at City Hall yesterday, ostensibly to counter the post-Palin storyline of female voters moving to John McCain.
At the end of the rally, I asked some attendees if thought Palin was being treated fairly during the campaign, or if, as Hillary Clinton 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
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
David Paterson spoke with Barack Obama around 2 p.m., he told reporters in Midtown during the New York State Democratic Party’s meeting.
“He asked me how the first two and a half months were going," Paterson said. "And I told him it might have even been more difficult than your campaign.”
Paterson went on, “He Read More
Here’s a brief moment of disunity at a unity rally in support of Barack Obama on the steps of City Hall this afternoon.
Representative Ed Towns was answering a question about the fact that Christine Quinn and other City Council members weren’t there, and then, well, State Senator Bill Perkins and Representative Yvette Clarke kind Read More