Marty Markowitz Endorses Yvette Clarke for Reelection

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After Crain’s Insider reported Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was eyeing a run against Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, sources close to Mr. Markowitz walked back the campaign to City & State, saying although he had “strongly considered” the run, he was not moving forward with his campaign.

This afternoon, Mr. Markowitz’s office released a statement saying the Borough President was furthermore endorsing Ms. Clarke for reelection.

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Report: Marty Markowitz Mulling Run Against Yvette Clarke [Update]

108099041 Report: Marty Markowitz Mulling Run Against Yvette Clarke [Update]
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Possibly confirming rumors that Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is thinking about challenging Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Crain’s Insider reported today, “Sources close to Borough President Marty Markowitz confirm he’s mulling a run for Congress,” against her.

Update: City & State reports although sources close to Mr. Markowitz admit he had “strongly considered” the race, he will not ultimately be taking the plunge.

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Sylvia Kinard Forms Committee for Yvette Clarke Challenge

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Sylvia Kinard, an attorney and the second wife of the Democrat’s 2009 mayoral nominee Bill Thompson, is pushing forward with her efforts to unseat Central Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette Clarke. Two days ago, she registered a committee with the Federal Elections Commission that will allow her to formally raise and spend money for her campaign.

She also has the beginning stages of a campaign website set up, and from the biography on the site, it seems she will emphasize her business and legal experience in the campaign: Continue reading “Sylvia Kinard Forms Committee for Yvette Clarke Challenge”

More On The Congressional Run Of Sylvia Kinard, Ex-Wife of Bill Thompson

p31100921 More On The Congressional Run Of Sylvia Kinard, Ex Wife of Bill ThompsonYesterday we wrote about how Sylvia Kinard, the ex-wife of former Democratic mayoral nominee Bill Thompson, is running for Congress in Brooklyn against incumbent Rep. Yvette Clark. 

According to two sources, a lot of the push for Ms. Kinard comes from members of the district’s Jewish community who have been unsatisfied with Ms. Clark, citing her opposition to resolution that condemned the Goldstone Report–a United Nations-sponsored investigation that found human rights violations on the part of Israel during the Gaza War–and her criticism of the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

“It’s numerous things,” said one district source. “They believe she hasn’t been around.” Continue reading “More On The Congressional Run Of Sylvia Kinard, Ex-Wife of Bill Thompson”