Rubén Díaz Thinks Jeff Klein Is ‘Eating All the Candies’

State Senator Rubén Díaz. (Photo: State Senate)
State Senator Rubén Díaz. (Photo: State Senate)

Albany is apparently a sweet place to be.

In his latest “What You Should Know” missive, State Senator Rubén Díaz Sr. wrote that the Independent Democratic Conference, a group of breakaway Democrats governing the State Senate with Republicans, is dominating Albany and gobbling up all of the “candies” that Democrats can’t feast upon any more.

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Rubén Díaz Claims Bookies Are Taking Bets on Who Will be Indicted in Albany

Senator Díaz. (Photo: NYS Senate)
Senator Díaz. (Photo: NYS Senate)

If you’re a gambling man, you might try guessing which New York politician will be arrested for corruption next.

So wrote State Senator Rubén Díaz in his latest “What You Should Know” missive, where he claims bets are being placed on who in Albany will be the next to be indicted. As corruption charges rock Albany, Mr. Díaz says the state capital is now an “ambulatory casino.” Continue reading “Rubén Díaz Claims Bookies Are Taking Bets on Who Will be Indicted in Albany”

There Is No Love Lost Between Senator Ruben Diaz and Gerson Borrero

Gerson Borrero and State Senator Ruben Diaz in their respective hats.
Gerson Borrero and State Senator Ruben Diaz in their respective hats.

The latest edition of State Senator Ruben Diaz’s periodic “What You Should Know” email columns contained an attack against Gerson Borrero, a NY1 contributor and columnist for the Spanish-language newspaper El Diario. In his email, Mr. Diaz accused Mr. Borrero of lying about him, having a “deep obsession” with him and even “trying to imitate my dressing style.”

“There are some people who, when they fall in love or feel envious, may easily feel rejected. Any real or perceived rejection could bring them to the edge of absurdity. Sometimes they even become liars,” Mr. Diaz wrote. “This seems to be true in the case of Mr. Gerson Borrero, a reporter, who has issues with me. If you read or hear Mr. Borrero’s writings or commentaries about me, you might think this individual has a deep obsession with me.”

Mr. Borrero had some harsh words of his own for Mr. Diaz when Politicker called him to discuss the column this morning.

“I’m not particularly obsessed with him like he suggests,” said Mr. Borrero. “I’m definitely not enamored with him. I don’t like him, I’ve never had such bad taste. I think he’s an ugly person, not physically, he is an ugly human being. I think he is Lucifer personified.” Continue reading “There Is No Love Lost Between Senator Ruben Diaz and Gerson Borrero”