‘Molester Free Zone’ Launched After Vito Lopez Files for City Council

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The New Kings Democrats went there, and fast.

Only a couple hours after news broke that Assemblyman Vito Lopez, who is battling sexual harassment allegations, registered a campaign account for a City Council run, the Democratic club launched  a “molester free zone” campaign, complete with a fairly direct flier, illustrating exactly how negative the marquee race will get should Mr. Lopez officially enter it.

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Field for Diana Reyna’s Council Seat Grows

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Tommy Torres (Photo: Facebook)

Earlier today, Politicker reported that Councilwoman Diana Reyna’s Chief of Staff Antonio Reynoso is looking at running for her seat when she retires, joining Borough President Marty Markowitz’s aide Jay Otaño. Since then, District Leader Maritza Davila told City & State she’s in the race again as well.

Now, Tommy Torres, a teacher active in Democratic politics, tells Politicker he’s also considering joining the crowded fray. “Right now, it’s just an exploratory committee,” he said. “I’m excited about the opportunity to run.”

He’s already taken the first step needed to raise funds for such a campaign by registering a committee for the seat.

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