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.
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.
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.