Synergy edition: Espaillat and Miranda’s ‘Manhattan Times,’ Gottlieb and Nussbaum’s ‘Queens Tribune’

Briefing: Espaillat. (Azi Paybarah via flickr)
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State Senator Adriano Espaillat's campaign is reportedly being run by the Mirram Group, a consulting firm "headed by former Bronx Democratic Party boss Robert Rameriez."

Ramirez isn't quoted in the story and the Bronx Democratic Party is now run by Assemblyman Carl Heastie, who has no particular allegiance or loyalties to Ramirez. Another key consultant at the firm is Luis Miranda, who has consulted on each of Espaillat's previous campaigns.

Miranda is also the founder of a local newspaper, the Manhattan Times, which featured Espaillat and the congressman he wants to unseat, Charles Rangel, in a cover story recently.

Over in Queens, there is Multi-Media Public Relations, "the political consulting firm which operates out of the offices of the Queens Tribune," a the rival Queens Chronicle noted.

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That fact was noted because of a new candidate entered the congressional race in Queens, reportedly, at the behest of Michael Nussbaum, who "heads" Multi-Media, works on the campaign of another candidate in the race, and is "Executive V.P. / Associate Publisher" at the Tribune.

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NY-13

The Mirram group is running Espaillat's campaign. [Carl Campanile]

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Bloomberg flies his own aircraft when he can. [Christine Haughney]

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The bill will impact 400 to 500 annually, according to Quinn's office. [Kate Taylor]

*CORRECTION: Headline originally read "Espada" instead of Espaillat due to an idiotic editing error.