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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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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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Sherrise Palomino Stakes Her Claim In 77AD Race

Looks like there’s a new player in 77th Assembly District version of cable TV’s Game of Thrones. And her name is Sherrise Palomino. Palomino is a 2nd generation American of Jamaican, Cuban and Indian heritage. She earned bachelor’s and master’s … Continue reading

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CAMPAIGN TRAIL: 32 Day Pre Primary Disclosure Reports | Bronxwide

[This post was updated – 08/17 @ 10:40AM] The 32-Day Pre Primary Disclosure reports are being posted online by the NYS Board of Elections this afternoon. Primary contest list. In the contested 77th AD (no incumbent): Latoya Joyner, with backing from the Bronx … 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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Things That Make You Say Hmm!

During three days of testimony before a special referee hearing the election law challenge to his candidacy, Blake sought to establish his residential bona fides as legally qualified candidate seeking elected office in New York State and his Bronx assembly … Continue reading

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CAMPAIGN TRAIL: DAY 2 in Court for Michael Blake

Highlights from Day 2 of Jones v. Blake included:   A security guard employed at Blake’s mother’s Decatur Avenue residence testifying that he didn’t consider Blake a “resident” of his mother’s apartment because he only visited a 1-2 times a … Continue reading

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CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Blake Scores Endorsement of Citizen Action of NY

Earlier today, Team Blake crowed about Democratic insurgent Michael Blake’s latest endorsement coup: Citizen Action of New York. The announcement also reminds supporters that Citizen Action joins the VOCAL-NY Action Fund, CVH (Community Voices Heard) Power, and NY Communities for … 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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