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79 AD Candidates Debate on BronxTalk TV

On Monday night,  BronxTalk host Gary Axlebank again did Bronx voters a public service by bringing together candidates for state assembly in the 79th AD which spans parts of Melrose, Morrisania, Crotona, Claremont and Concourse Village. Frontrunner (and Mister Moneybags) … Continue reading

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IT’S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG IN THE 79AD — BLAKE, MICHAEL & ALVAREZ BATTLE

Well, it looks like the Bronx County Democratic organization has a major battle on its hands in the 79 Assembly District. This morning, the Appellate Division, First Department found no reason to disturb [Justice Carter’s] adoption of the referee’s report and … Continue reading

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D-Day for Team Blake

On Thursday morning, I sat in Judge John W. Carter’s courtroom as he listened to lawyers’ rebuttal of the special referee’s report recommending denial of Petitioner’s motion in Jones v Blake, a residency challenge filed against Michael Blake, a Bronx … Continue reading

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He Lives! Reports of Fred Ricks Campaign Demise Are Flat Wrong

This morning, I got an email from Fred Ricks telling me that my report that he dropped out of the 79 AD race is flat wrong.   Good day sir my name is Fred Ricks and I am currently a … Continue reading

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BY THE NUMBERS: A Deep Dive Into The $200K Man

As a political junkie and former Bronx state legislator (79AD), I am curious about Mr. Mike Blake and his willingness to raise and spend whatever it takes to win a Bronx Assembly seat. I’m also curious to see how a … Continue reading

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CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Marsha Michael Picks Up Endorsement Steam | NY Daily News

Sorry, I missed this article by the DN’s State of Politics blogger Celeste Katz: In the 79th Assembly District in the Bronx, law clerk Marsha Michael added Transport Workers Local 100 to a lineup of support that already includes electeds … Continue reading

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Team Blake HQ To Host Fundraiser feat. Alfre Woodard

After an inquiry on Thursday questioning the approval of a political fundraising event on public school property, the City Department of Education (DOE) revoked the permit erroneously given to the event’s organizers. Thursday night, the Blake campaign emailed this update … Continue reading

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Political Announcement by Michael Benjamin

Dear Friends, I will NOT seek to serve in the Assembly again. I’m a “recovering politician” and I won’t commit the sin of political hubris. I served. I now serve in a different way. It’s time for a new generation … Continue reading

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