Local Assemblyman Not on Board Recchia Bandwagon as Salgado Ramps Up Campaign

Assemblyman Bill Colton with Rev. Erick Salgado. (Photo: Twitter)
Assemblyman Bill Colton with Rev. Erick Salgado. (Photo: Twitter)

Assemblyman Bill Colton may have shared an overlapping southern Brooklyn district with former Councilman Domenic Recchia for 12 years, but he’s not quite willing to back the Democrat against a possible long-shot primary challenge from Rev. Erick Salgado.

Mr. Salgado, a socially conservative pastor who ran a colorful campaign for mayor last year, publicly thanked Mr. Colton today for helping put together the paperwork he needed to run for the Staten Island congressional seat now held by Republican Michael Grimm. Continue reading “Local Assemblyman Not on Board Recchia Bandwagon as Salgado Ramps Up Campaign”

Some Southern Brooklyn Pols Flock to John Liu

Assemblyman Bill Colton, John Liu and Mark Treyger yesterday.
Assemblyman Bill Colton, John Liu and Mark Treyger yesterday.

While the vast majority of the city’s political figures have flocked to leading mayoral candidates Christine Quinn, Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson, John Liu has quietly assembled a seemingly unlikely coalition in southern Brooklyn.

Even though he’s placing a distant fifth in the polls and has been battered by a serious fund-raising scandal, a pair of assemblymen and two top City Council candidates are soldiering onward on Mr. Liu’s behalf.

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