Russian Power Broker Looks Ahead After Salgado Loss

Erick Salgado.
Erick Salgado playing stickball.

Inspired by the Tea Party, Gregory Davidzon is trying to craft a right-wing of the Democratic Party.

The Brooklyn-based Russian media mogul, known for trying to crown candidates in local races, made another foray into citywide politics this year when he backed a little-known reverend named Erick Salgado for mayor.

Mr. Salgado, a social conservative who often boasted about being the only Latino Democrat running, finished a distant sixth in the primary Tuesday– a disappointing showing, Mr. Davidzon confessed. Continue reading “Russian Power Broker Looks Ahead After Salgado Loss”