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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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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: Bronx Insurgent Michael Blake’s Residency Woes Continue

On Tuesday, I live-tweeted from the Bronx Board of Elections as the case challenging the residency of well-heeled insurgent Democrat, Michael Alexander Blake got under way. Blake, a former Obama White House and campaign aide, is running for the 79 … Continue reading

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SOLVED: Mike Blake Voted In 2012 Presidential Election

Last week, I wrote a blog entry about Michael Blake’s “shocking” voting history in Washington DC. Based on District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics (DCBOEE) records, it appeared that Blake didn’t cast a vote in the 2012 general … Continue reading

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VOTE SHOCKER! Mike Blake Didn’t Vote for Obama in 2012

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not: Democratic Assembly candidate Michael Blake didn’t vote for @BarackObama in 2012. In an effort to verify Mr. Blake’s voter history in the District of Columbia (DC), I contacted Brenda Gardner at the Voter Registrar’s office at … Continue reading

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In First Campaign Mailer, Mike Blake Casts Himself As A “Son of the Bronx.”

On Friday, Bronx Assembly candidate Michael Blake’s glossy four-page mailer began arriving in the mailboxes of 79AD prime voters. Blake uses the mailer in introduce himself to the voters he hopes to represent. He seems to answer critics who question … Continue reading

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