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To the editor: (re: “Rivera holds off Camilo, party machine,” Aug. 25) It was a tough battle against an entrenched political machine — one which was fought as dirty a campaign … more
You come for the king, you best not miss,” Gustavo Rivera told a cheering crowd on a late Tuesday night last week. The embattled senator had just defeated Miguelina Camilo, who had all the might of the Democratic Bronx machine behind her, for his seat in Albany. His opening line — a quote from lone-wolf gangster Omar Little in HBO’s “The Wire” — underscored the stakes in the primary. more
To the editor: (re: “New election slate sees success down-ballot,” July 28) In a recent story that appeared in The Riverdale Press, Michael Heller comments on three other winners: “I really don’t have a clue what they’re for other than being in opposition to the Ben Franklin Club.” more
While Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz took an easy win in the June 28 primary, his preferred candidates in the down-ballot elections did not fare as well. more
In the 2020 Democratic primary, a little more than 16,000 people came out to vote for either George Diaz Jr. or Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz in the 81st assembly district race. In last Tuesday’s primary, which was a showdown between Jessica Altagracia Woolford and Dinowitz, there were around 9,000 voters. That was about a 60 percent decrease in turnout. more
It’s now Eric Dinowitz’s race to lose, although he’ll have to wait three weeks or so to find out if he’s going to be the area’s next city councilman. more
Is Eric Dinowitz's seemingly cozy relationship with the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club politics as usual? Or is it, as one of his opponents in Tuesday's city council special election race claim, a violation of campaign finance law? more
As expected, Eric Dinowitz has earned the endorsement of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club, picking up 117 of a possible 143 votes. more
Just a few weeks ago, all seven candidates looking to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council visited with members of the Ben Franklin Club — virtually — in the hopes to get that endorsement. But as of Monday, only one is left seeking it — the one many felt was going to get it anyway, thanks to his strong family connections. more
The community's most influential political club decided recently that endorsing a city council candidate was far more important than giving club members a say in who should lead them. Now most of the candidates who originally sought that endorsement have their own message: Thanks, but no thanks. more
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