A Tenant Advocate Revels in Espada’s Problems

ALBANY—The pressure mounting on State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. coincides with a push by tenant advocates to have his chamber adopt various measures to strengthen tenants’ rights. They’re not exactly sympathetic to his situation.
“Obviously Pedro’s in trouble, and he’s in trouble in the long range,” said Mike McKee, treasurer of the Tenants PAC. Espada Jr. managed to get the chairmanship of the housing committee as he and others stood in the way of Malcolm Smith’s rise to the majority leader’s office, but he has never been seen as a friend of tenants.
McKee said he was incredibly skeptical Tuesday when Espada showed up at a press conference in which 16 other senators called for an immediate passage of several measures that have

A Tenant Advocate Revels in Espada’s Problems