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Melvin Lowe Convicted On All Counts | Crain’s NY

Chris Bragg (Crain’s NY) reported Wednesday afternoon that Democratic operative Melvin Lowe convicted on all counts. I had complained in a previous post about the lack of media interest in the Lowe trial. It’s interesting that Mr. Lowe was convicted … 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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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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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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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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