Rangel Surrogates Target Espaillat’s Re-election Plans

Congressman Charlie Rangel. (Photo: Getty)
Congressman Charlie Rangel. (Photo: Getty)

Congressman Charlie Rangel’s re-election campaign is wielding ex-pols as surrogates to cast doubt on his chief rival’s integrity. 

Robert Jackson and Adam Clayton Powell IV, both former uptown lawmakers, slammed State Senator Adriano Espaillat this week for leaving the door open to seeking re-election to the senate if his rematch congressional bid against Mr. Rangel fails. Continue reading “Rangel Surrogates Target Espaillat’s Re-election Plans”

Espaillat Adds NAN Field Director to Congressional Campaign Team

State Senator Adriano Espaillat. (Photo: Facebook)
State Senator Adriano Espaillat. (Photo: Facebook)

State Senator Adriano Espaillat has tapped the National Action Network’s national field director to join his campaign as a senior adviser, adding another high-profile weapon to his repeat bid to unseat Congressman Charlie Rangel.  Continue reading “Espaillat Adds NAN Field Director to Congressional Campaign Team”

Domenic Recchia Launches Congressional Bid Against Michael Grimm

Domenic Recchia with Congressman Jerry Nadler (left).
Domenic Recchia with Congressman Jerry Nadler (left) and Brooklyn Councilman Vincent Gentile (far left). (Photo: Vanessa Ogle)

Vowing to combat partisan gridlock and conduct himself “honorably” in Washington, Domenic Recchia launched his congressional bid against incumbent Republican Representative Michael Grimm this afternoon.

Standing in front of his mother’s Staten Island home with dozens of supporters, Mr. Recchia, a Democrat and former Brooklyn councilman, made clear his playbook for his uphill challenge against Mr. Grimm: slam the Republican for his party’s perceived intransigence and highlight Mr. Grimm’s personal imbroglios.  Continue reading “Domenic Recchia Launches Congressional Bid Against Michael Grimm”

Espaillat Launches Bid for Congress: ‘We’re Very Optimistic We Will Win’

Adriano Espaillat's kickoff rally.
Adriano Espaillat’s kickoff rally.

State Senator Adriano Espaillat kicked off his rematch campaign against Congressman Charlie Rangel this afternoon, vowing to unify the district as he attempts to defeat the state’s longest-serving congressman once again.

Standing in front of dozens of supporters at the gilded United Palace Theater in Washington Heights, Mr. Espaillat promised “a big tent approach to politics. As big as this room, if not bigger.” Continue reading “Espaillat Launches Bid for Congress: ‘We’re Very Optimistic We Will Win’”

Annabel Palma Will Not Run for Congress

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Councilwoman Annabel Palma. (Photo: NYC Council)

Bronx Councilwoman Annabel Palma will not run for Congress, despite a flurry of recent media reports suggesting that she would challenge longtime Congressman José Serrano.

A source close to Ms. Palma confirmed to Politicker that Ms. Palma would not launch the challenge. News of her dropped bid was first reported by the Bronx TimesContinue reading “Annabel Palma Will Not Run for Congress”

Espaillat to Announce Rangel Challenge Tomorrow

Adriano Espaillat speaking to his supporters the night of his congressional challenge. (Photo: Facebook)
Adriano Espaillat speaking to his supporters the night of his last congressional challenge. (Photo: Facebook)

State Senator Adriano Espaillat will announce his plans to challenge Congressman Charlie Rangel for the second time at a rally tomorrow in Washington Heights, according to his campaign.

The event will kick off a three-day tour across the 13th Congressional District, which Mr. Rangel is hoping to represent for a 23rd term. Continue reading “Espaillat to Announce Rangel Challenge Tomorrow”

Michael Grimm Doesn’t Think Bill de Blasio Is ‘Ready for Prime Time’

Michael Grimm. (Photo: Facebook)
Michael Grimm. (Photo: Facebook)

Congressman Michael Grimm has a grim outlook on the new mayor. 

The Staten Island Republican told radio host Geraldo Rivera today that he’s unsure Bill de Blasio is “ready for prime time.” Continue reading “Michael Grimm Doesn’t Think Bill de Blasio Is ‘Ready for Prime Time’”