Eric Adams Says He’s Still Worried About Winning BP Race

State Senator Eric Adams yesterday.
State Senator Eric Adams yesterday.

Eric Adams, the Democratic nominee for Brooklyn borough president, says he’s still concerned about losing the November election–even though he faces only token opposition in the overwhelmingly Democratic borough. Continue reading “Eric Adams Says He’s Still Worried About Winning BP Race”

Marty Markowitz Gives Daniel Squadron a Brooklyn Boost

Markowitz giving Squadron the Brooklyn bump.
Marty Markowitz endorsing Daniel Squadron.

Outside Borough Hall, not far from a stickball game between the candidates for mayor and public advocate, State Senator Daniel Squadron received a pitch of a different kind.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn’s outgoing cheerleader-in-chief, ecstatically endorsed the public advocate candidate, touting his record as state senator as well as his endorsement from Senator Chuck Schumer.

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Brooklyn District Leader in Line to Replace Eric Adams in State Senate

Jesse Hamilton. (Photo: Facebook)
Jesse Hamilton. (Photo: Facebook)

Last night, the news broke that State Senator Eric Adams successfully contested his sole Democratic rival’s petitions, booting former Councilman John Gangemi off the ballot in this year’s Brooklyn borough president election.

This all but guarantees Mr. Adams a November victory in the heavily Democratic borough.

But who will replace Mr. Adams?

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Scott Stringer Comes Out Swinging Against Eliot Spitzer

Scott Stringer, undeterred. (Photo: Getty)
Scott Stringer, undeterred. (Photo: Getty)

He doesn’t plan on being steamrollered.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who up until tonight was unopposed in the Democratic primary and the overwhelming front-runner for city comptroller, appears ready to greet his new opponent, former Governor Eliot Spitzer, head on.

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DC 37 Releases Endorsement List

DC 37's logo. (Photo: Facebook)
DC 37’s logo. (Photo: Facebook)

District Council 37, the city’s largest municipal workers’ union with 121,000 members and 50,000 retirees, has released its list of endorsements for the public advocate’s race, several borough presidency battles and a plethora of City Council contests across the city, providing a nice boost as their candidates race towards the September 10 Democratic primary.

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Helen Marshall Didn’t Know John Liu Was Running for Mayor

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony. (Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall. (Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall holds one of the most prominent elected offices in Queens. But the 83-year-old lawmaker was apparently unaware until yesterday that John Liu was running for mayor.

During the Queens Democratic Party’s endorsement event Monday, a reporter for a Chinese-language newspaper asked Ms. Marshall if she was disappointed the county hadn’t backed Mr. Liu, who lives in the borough and used to represent it on the City Council. (They backed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn instead.)

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Melinda Katz’s Campaign Says She’s on Path to Maxing Out

Melinda Katz. (photo: melindakatz.com)
Melinda Katz. (photo: melindakatz.com)

Former Councilwoman Melinda Katz raised $80,000 during the most recent filing period, placing her total at $489,313 raised thus far, her campaign for Queens borough president announced this morning.

“We’re in great shape going into our final push to hit the max by the July filing,” a campaign source wrote to Politicker in an email. Continue reading “Melinda Katz’s Campaign Says She’s on Path to Maxing Out”