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Pierson To Announce Endorsements Monday In District 33 Council Race

The Democratic challenger in the NYC council D33 race has picked up a few key allies. Stephen Pierson will be officially endorsed Monday morning at Borough Hall by Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Democratic State Committeewoman Jo Anne Simon and New Kings Democrats President Alex Low. Pierson’s presser reiterates the major focus of his campaign against incumbent, […]

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Hipster Mag Claims “Conspiracy” in Levin’s Crime Filled Weekend

The L Magazine goes hog wild with snark today, joking that Democratic upstart (with Brooklyn Heights roots) Lincoln Restler was somehow involved in NYC councilmember Steve Levin’s crime filled weekend. Cops say the car theft and office break-in suffered by Mr. Levin do not appear to be connected to each other. The L also ponders […]

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Times: Vito Lopez Said to be Under Federal and City Investigation

Despite his continuing dominance of the Kings County Democratic Committee, State Assembly Member Vito Lopez faces some major challenges: The New York Times: Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez, a long-serving Brooklyn Democratic leader who is widely viewed as the borough’s patronage king, is at the center of two separate federal investigations, according to several people briefed […]

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The NY Post Unmasks Darth Vito

The NY Post runs a scathing piece today about Assemblymember/ Kings County Democratic boss Vito Lopez,  based on a 2005 recording of a meeting with “eight little old ladies.”   This report comes one day before he faces a challenge from the New Kings Democrats at the Kings County Democratic Committee meeting at St. Francis […]

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NY Daily News on 52nd AD District Leader Race

The NY Daily News writes about the heated race for Democratic district leader in the 52nd AD.   However this clip seems to explain what’s at stake and the level of discourse just as accurately.

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AYR: 52nd AD District Leader Race Goes Blackwhite

Atlantic Yards Report looks at the area district leader races and asserts that some in the battle for the 52nd district leader post seem to be using Newspeak:

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Crain’s: Complaint Filed Against Hope’s Dad in District Race

The race for the Democratic 52nd Assembly district leader just got a little more interesting. Crain’s NY Insider reports that a formal complaint has been filed against Supreme Court Judge Gus Reichbach claiming that he has “participated” in his daughter Hope Reichbach’s campaign against incumbent Jo Anne Simon.

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Guest Blog: Jo Anne Simon, District Leader 52nd AD

In 2004, I was elected the Female Democratic District Leader/State Committeewoman in the 52nd Assembly District. I am grateful to have had the strong support of our Assemblywoman, Joan Millman. Now, as I run for re-election and knock on doors and talk to voters I am often asked “why should I care about these unpaid […]

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District Leader Races: Why They Matter

If you’re registered to vote as a Democrat and show up at the polls on September 14 (a week from this Tuesday) to vote in the primary election, you’ll find several races on the ballot. The one that has gotten the most attention in the form of TV and other advertising and press coverage is […]

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Vito Makes District Leader Races Interesting

Brooklyn Democratic boss/ Assemblyman Vito Lopez abused his power in a suit against a political opponent according to claims published by the Brooklyn Paper.  Citizens Union Executive Director Dick Dadey calls Lopez’s behavior  “mind-boggling”:

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