Later this evening, Adolfo Carron Jr. is formally launching his mayoral campaign.(1)
A handsome out-of-work carpenter is the star of one advertisement Walmart has been distributing locally. In it, he hopes for the City Council to resist the urgings of "special interests" (revealed in another ad to be the grocery workers' union and city-based food retailers) because, as it reads, "I need a job;" the buildings workers unions have backed Walmart's expansion into New York City.
California Republican Darrell Issa laughed off his rough reception at Brooklyn Borough Hall for a field hearing on foreclosure, convened on Monday morning by the House Oversight Committee at the request of his colleague, Brooklyn Democrat Ed Towns.
"Mr. Chairman, I wanted you to know that we're delighted to have you in Brooklyn, of course," said Towns. "Despite the reception that you received, we're delighted to have you, there's no doubt about it."(2)
Bertha Lewis is not happy that Representative Ed Towns is bringing California Republican Darrell Issa, whom she called a "political necrophiliac," to Brooklyn Borough Hall on Monday morning to chair a field hearing on the foreclosure crisis.(1)