Does the Bronx matter?
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By Adam Wisnieski
According to his website, Mr. Grimaldi’s political platform includes ending world hunger, education reform, world peace, ending excessive military spending, balancing the budget, reforming the immigration system, dissolving the electoral college, dissolving the U.S. Senate and installing term limits for congressmen, among other things. His website banner also asks voters to elect him president of the United States.
Mr. Grimaldi is not registered with the Federal Elections Commission, according to the most recent reports on Monday. Mr. Engel has more than $220,000 cash on hand and has not been spending a lot on the primary.
To learn more about Mr. Grimaldi, go to www.aniellogrimaldi.com. To learn more about Mr. Engel, go to www.engel.house.gov.
Espada’s next trial
Former state Sen. Pedro Espada and his son pleaded not guilty in his other trial on June 12. The former Senate Majority Leader who represented Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights and a slice of Riverdale is charged with failing to file his taxes and making false statements to government agencies.
Mr. Espada has decided to use a new attorney for this trial after he was found guilty of four counts of theft in a trial last month. A jury found that he stole $448,000 from the Soundview Healthcare Network he founded. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is trying to get Mr. Espada to return that amount to Soundivew.
Mr. Espada used a public defender during his appearance last week, but was given until Monday, July 9 to find new lawyers.
Cliff Stanton’s campaign launched a website recently and Mr. Stanton has been actively campaigning for City Council via Twitter.
In 140 characters or less, Mr. Stanton has been weighing in on many controversial issues (from super-local to citywide to national) on the social networking website that allows users to broadcast messages.
Here’s a few of the highlights so far.
On Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s big soda ban:
“We may not agree with his prescription, but Bloomberg should be commended for proposing a real, if partial, solution to the obesity problem.”
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