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Assemblyman Micah Kellner, who lost the Democratic primary for an Upper East Side City Council seat but is continuing his campaign on the Working Families Party line, wants voters to know he is the “real Democrat” in the race. Read More
Assemblyman Micah Kellner’s leading rival doesn’t want the Upper East Side to forget about his summer scandal as the two candidates battle for an open City Council seat.
In a new, biting campaign mailer, rival Ben Kallos blasts Mr. Kellner for admitting to sending inappropriate communications to a female staffer and allegations of even more misconduct. “Those around Kellner tried to bury the charges, keeping them secret for years as the harassment continued–a massive Albany cover-up over which one Assembly lawyer has already been forced to resign,” the mailer rages. Read More
Council Candidate Sends Expletive-Laden, Racially-Charged Email Blasting One of His Rival’s Supporters
Thomas Lopez-Pierre, a candidate for an Uptown City Council seat who has been making a series of racially-charged arguments against one of his rivals in the race, Mark Levine, has taken things to a whole other level. In an email filled with racial slurs, expletives and violent rhetoric, Mr. Lopez-Pierre blasted Brian Benjamin, a real estate developer, for deciding “to pick Mark Levine the only White/Jewish guy in the race to raise money for.”
Mr. Lopez-Pierre went on to call Mr. Benjamin an “Uncle Tom” who by joining Mr. Levine’s campaign, “sold out the Black people of Harlem.”
The email was addressed to Mr. Benjamin and over 30 Uptown political figures, including Mr. Levine. Politicker has confirmed the email was sent from Mr. Lopez-Pierre’s address. Read More
Republican Congressman Michael Grimm got a mail-oriented boost to his reelection campaign today with endorsements from the New York State Association of Letter Carriers, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association. Mr. Grimm is looking to thwart Democrat Mark Murphy this November and has been steadily accumulating smaller unions in his efforts to do so.
And, in his statement announcing the backing, Mr. Grimm made sure to point to the fact that he has personally spent time with postal workers, having featured the profession in one of his “On the Job” events. Read More
Texas Governor Rick Perry finished in sixth place in New Hampshire tonight, scoring last among the main candidates for the GOP nomination. As the rest of the field is making their concession speeches on television, the Perry campaign phoned it in, so to speak, by conceding electronically.
“Tonight’s results in New Hampshire show the race for ‘conservative alternative’ to Mitt Romney remains wide open,” the statement read. “I skipped New Hampshire and aimed my campaign right at conservative South Carolina, where we’ve been campaigning hard and receiving an enthusiastic welcome.” Read More