Jenifer Rajkumar, a Democratic district leader and attorney who lost a heated primary challenge this year against Councilwoman Margaret Chin, has registered a campaign committee to run for the seat held by State Senator Daniel Squadron.
Brooklyn City Councilwoman Letitia James claimed victory tonight in the public advocate’s runoff, delivering an emotional and defiant speech after handily beating her Democratic opponent, State Senator Daniel Squadron.
At one of her final campaign stops of the public advocate’s race, Councilwoman Tish James repeatedly downplayed the historical nature of her candidacy.
If Ms. James triumphs in the runoff today, she will become the first black woman elected to citywide office. Throughout her campaign her supporters have both celebrated that fact and noted that her opponent, State Senator Daniel Squadron, would be the third white male on the Democrats’s citywide ticket if he wins. But Ms. James insisted this afternoon that history was not on her mind. Continue reading “Tish James Downplays Historic Nature of Her Campaign on Voting Day”→