At the end of last week, Michael Grimm was endorsed by a pro-pet organization. “He has stood up for the values of kindness and compassion and we urge New York voters to support Grimm,” Sara Amundson, executive director of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, said in a prepared statement. In a more electorally significant–but less adorable–move, Mr. Grimm will be endorsed by the Building and Construction Trades Council at noon today.
On the tip of Manhattan, it’s Adriano Espaillat‘s world, and other political actors just live in it. Mr. Espaillat not only defeated Guillermo Linares last week, his coattails also dragged Gabriela Rosa–who had few other prominent backers–across the finish line for Mr. Linares’ old seat too. Now, the State Senate, State Assembly, and City Council representatives for Washington Heights will all be represented by members of the same political club (Northern Manhattan Democrats for Change). Read More