Ties to convicted Brooklyn boss Clarence Norman don’t seem to be worrying the candidates to replace Major Owens in the 11th Congressional district in Brooklyn.
A leading candidate, Carl Andrews, is a longtime Norman ally, and The Politicker hears that another candidate, Yvette Clarke, just hired Clarence’s former chief of staff Nancy Ramos to work on her congressional campaign.
Ramos was a witness for the prosecution at Norman’s trial.
CORRECTION: I jumped the gun on this one, and should have waited on confirmation. Clarke spokesman Rance Huff emails, in response to a question about Ramos: “The campaign is still interviewing candidates and I confirm that Nancy Ramos has not been interviewed for that position or any position with the campaign.” The Politicker regrets the error.