Nachman Caller, an attorney and Republican district leader, is planning to run against Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind, sources familiar with Mr. Caller’s plans tell the Observer.
Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs, a Brooklyn lawmaker who was first elected in 1978, may not seek re-election, multiple sources familiar with Ms. Jacobs’ plans told the Observer.
Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is set to hire Jason Otaño, an attorney and former candidate for the state senate and assembly, a spokesman for the office confirmed to the Observer.
Mr. Otaño will join the general counsel’s office of the City Council, though his exact title and salary have yet to be defined.
For State Senator Adriano Espaillat’s 2012 congressional bid, the El Barrio vote proved fatal.
The heavily Latino neighborhood was supposed to give Mr. Espaillat the boost he needed to depose longtime Congressman Charlie Rangel. Instead, Mr. Rangel crushed Mr. Espaillat in the East Harlem neighborhood by more than 2,500 votes, ultimately earning another term in Congress by a slim, 1,000-vote margin.
In the race to replace disgraced ex-Assemblyman William Boyland Jr., one candidate is already scooping up key establishment support.
Ineisha Williford, a staffer to Brooklyn Councilwoman Darlene Mealy, secured the backing of Borough President Eric Adams and Ms. Mealy at a Saturday fund-raising event, according to source at the event.
Senator Chuck Schumer and Congressman Jerry Nadler reaffirmed their hawkish foreign policy credentials at a Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush breakfast yesterday.
Mr. Schumer, speaking briefly to members of the Brooklyn Jewish civic group, said that the greatest threat to Israel “is now possible” if Iran, already buffeted by American sanctions, gains the ability to wield nuclear weapons. Continue reading “Chuck Schumer and Jerry Nadler Rail Against ‘Nuclear’ Iran”
Citi Bike, hard-up for cash, shouldn’t expect any help from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The new mayor told reporters today that the city’s bike-share program, reportedly bleeding money, will probably not be getting any public dollars to help fill its coffers. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Will Not Bail Out Money-Losing Citi Bike”