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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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Bronx Talk TV 79AD Debate Tonight at 9pm

Bronxtalk TV 79 AD Debate On Bronxnet public access Monday (9/1) at 9pm. (h/t Anthony Rivieccio, Northwest Bronx Democrats) Spoiler alert: The debate was recorded between the candidates for the Democratic Primary in the 79th AD in the Bronx.  Of … Continue reading

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The Fat Lady Has Sung. Election Cases Over. Maybe…

Yes, the election law calendar is closed. The Mack v Joyner and Jones v Blake election cases are over. The fat lady, i.e., the NYS Court of Appeals did not grant any motions to reargue. The cases are closed according to insurgent … 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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GAME ON! Bronx Insurgent Michael Blake Makes the September Primary Ballot

As expected, Judge W. Carter affirmed the referee’s report in Jones v Blake. Michael Blake is on the ballot along with four other candidates. The judge adopted the report in whole, except for the oral argument portion of the written … 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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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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Bronx Insurgent Raises Astounding $198,000 War Chest

[This post has been edited.] This just in! Bronx Democratic insurgent and Obama acolyte Michael Blake raised an additional $38K bringing his fundraising total to nearly 200,000. Team Blake has spent an equally astounding $155,000 three weeks out from Primary … Continue reading

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Update!!! CAMPAIGN TRAIL: 32-Day Pre Primary Disclosure reports – 79 AD

The 32-Day Pre Primary Disclosure reports are going online at the NYS Board of Elections later this afternoon. [This post was edited 8/12/2014 at 12:18PM.] In the contested 79th AD: Marsha Michael, backed by the Bronx County Democrats, reported taking in $22,970 in … Continue reading

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Michael Blake’s Political Endgame

As I sat through the three-day court hearing on the challenge to Michael Blake’s residency status, I made some observations. Michael Blake is a caliber of candidate who doesn’t usually pop up in Bronx politics. He comes with a pedigree … Continue reading

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