Remember that virulently homophobic and racist candidate running for Council uptown?
City Council candidate Mark Levine was endorsed by 1199 SEIU, the powerful union representing healthcare workers.
Mark Levine, who is running in a crowded City Council race in Northern Manhattan, has hired The Advance Group to be his lead consultants.
The New York Hotel Trades Council has endorsed City Council candidate Mark Levine, who is running in the district that includes parts of Harlem, Washington Heights and the Upper West Side.
Ramadan is one of about eight candidates running to replace Robert Jackson, who is term-limited and running for Manhattan Borough President.
"There is something to be said about Upper Manhattan recognizing that race cannot be the most determinate factor in who you endorse for elected office."(3)
The chairman of the board for the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Zead Ramadan, has opened up a campaign committee to run for the New York City Council.
Here's City Council candidate Mark Levine, formally kicking off his campaign by emphasizing his desire for a racially diverse coalition.(1)
But petitions that included Levine's name were submitted to the Board of Elections before the New York City Board of Elections midnight deadline last night.
State Senator Adriano Espaillat conceded his congressional race to Rep. Charlie Rangel today, but he refused to say whether it had been an "honest election."(2)
State Senator Adriano Espaillat will concede the race to Rep. Charlie Rangel today, following a vote-count by the New York City Board of Elections that has the 21-term congressman winning by 990 votes.
Adriano Espaillat's campaign for Congress, which was thought to be over when he conceded to Charlie Rangel on Election Night, will appear in New York County court on Monday to challenge the process of counting ballots in what has become an increasingly close margin.
“We are pleased with the Court’s decision to hold a hearing on the Board of Elections’ proceedings in the 13th Congressional District race," said spokesman Ibrahim Kahn in a statement announcing the hearing.
At a candidates forum and endorsement meeting of the Barack Obama Democratic Club last night, Assemblyman Guillermo Linares didn't mention State Senator Adriano Espaillat by name.
For two decades, the two Dominican trailblazers have jockeyed for support in the immigrant community of northern Manhattan; Linares was the first Dominican-American elected to office in 1991, and Espaillat became the first Dominican to serve in Albany in 1996, with a number of proxy battles before and since.
In 1996, when Adriano Espaillat was vying to unseat longtime Assemblyman John Brian Murtaugh and become the first Dominican-American in the state legislature, he had the overwhelming advantage of running in an Upper Manhattan district that was 80 percent Hispanic.
Espaillat won, by 196 votes.
Mark Levine, a Democratic district leader in Upper Manhattan and the founder of the Barack Obama Democratic Club, has lent his name to Adriano Espaillat's possible congressional campaign against Rep. Charlie Rangel, appearing as a member of Espaillat's committee to fill vacancies.