Barron Prepares for Congressional Run, Blasts Towns and Jeffries

City Councilman Charles Barron is holding a Congressional exploratory meeting this afternoon in anticipation of a possible run against Brooklyn Rep. Ed Towns.

If he decides to jump into the race, Mr. Barron would be the second challenger to Mr. Towns. Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries opened a Congressional exploratory committee back in May, and his potential candidacy has been generating a significant amount of buzz.

But Mr. Barron, who ran a close race against Mr. Towns in 2006, said neither were an acceptable representative of the central Brooklyn district. Read More

Barron Prepares for Congressional Run, Blasts Towns and Jeffries