Politics

People waiting on line outside a parkchester poll site.

Primary Day 2020 at the Polls

What Happened At the Polls On Primary Day 2020 By Robert Press It seems that the Board of Election underestimated the number of people that would come out and vote on Primary day 2020. In visiting many locations in different […]

by · June 28, 2020 · Politics

How Did It Go On Primary Day?

As I write this there are tens of thousand absentee ballots that have to be counted in the Bronx. As long as the envelope is postmarked June 23, 2020 the ballot must count. There were close to 70,000 Absentee ballots requested […]

by · June 27, 2020 · Politics

Primary Day 2020 Who Will Win?

Primary day 2020 will go down in election history as this was a totally new way of campaigning. The petition process was cut down, and the number of signatures required to get on the ballot was lowered. Little did anyone […]

by · June 22, 2020 · Politics

Primary Races to Watch This Primary Day

With a federal judge reinstating the New York State Presidential Primary, here are some other races in the Bronx to watch. There will be primaries in all four Bronx congressional districts, but the 14th and 15th districts may be the […]

by · May 6, 2020 · Bulletin Board, Politics
Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera filed paperwork to challenge freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary for her Bronx-Queens congressional seat.

BREAKING NEWS: Ex-CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso Cabrera to challenge AOC

The NY Post and other media outlets are reporting that former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso Cabrera has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run against incumbent Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) in the upcoming June 23rd Democratic primary election. […]

by · February 11, 2020 · Bronx Politics, Government, News, Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to the packed room.(Photo: Robert Press)

AOC, Bernie in Parkchester

In front of an estimated at twenty-five thousand people at Queensbridge Park ( what could be the largest crowd to see any of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary contenders), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez credited Sen. Bernie Sanders as inspiring her to […]

by · October 20, 2019 · News, Politics
Robert Press, Press Clips columnist

Which Democrat will Replace Congressman Jose Serrano?

With the announcement that he will not seek another term in congress, several people have announced their intentions to replace Congressman Jose Serrano. Since the last elected Republican was former State Senator Guy Vellela, the Democratic Primary is the real […]

by · August 26, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Politics
Photo of Andom Ghebreghiorgis.

Andom Ghebreghiorgis For Congress

Because of his long last name the gimmick for this candidate is to go by his first name Andom for Congress. He is running in the 16th Congressional district against current Congressman Eliot Engel. Andom says that the Congressman is […]

by · August 14, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Politics
Farias fundraises off Diaz ‘rat’ comment

Farias fundraises off Diaz ‘rat’ comment

In an email to supporters former 2017 and declared 2021 Council candidate Amanda Farias blasted CM Rev. Rubén Diaz Sr. for his “Unapologetic mafia mentality.” In an email also titled, Unapologetic mafia mentality,” Ms. Farias writes: “After Diaz Sr.’s comments […]

Breaking: Michael Blake Announces Run for the Serrano Vacancy

Breaking: Michael Blake Announces Run for the Serrano Vacancy

Michael Blake Will Run for New York’s 15th Congressional District In a late-night email to suppporters, Morrisania assemblyman Michael Blake announced that he is indeed running for Congress in the South Bronx to replace retiring Rep. José Serrano. Blake’s entry […]

by · April 24, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)

Rev. Diaz, AOC and other political news

Rev. Diaz for Congress Kickoff Last Saturday’s announcement seemed anticlimactic except for the cheers he got from his clergy following. Rev. Diaz’s decision came as no surprise to me as I have tweeted about it weeks ago. Two weeks ago, […]

Breaking News: Rev. Ruben Diaz for Congress

Breaking News: Rev. Ruben Diaz for Congress

Political Buzz   After weeks of hinting that he was considering a run to replace retiring South Bronx Rep. José Serrano, Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. made it official Saturday afternoon at his annual New York Hispanic Clergy Organization gala […]

Rumble in The Bronx – The Battle for NY 15, Sweet 16  – Enjoy the Madness

Rumble in The Bronx – The Battle for NY 15, Sweet 16 – Enjoy the Madness

The Bronx Chronicle is sponsoring a Rumble In The Bronx Sweet 16 NY-15 Madness pool. Councilman Ritchie Torres is our #1-seed. Voting will be over seven days starting Saturday midnight. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Jonathan Ortiz, JC Polanco, Amanda Septimo, […]

Council Member Rev. Rubén Diaz Sr.

WYSK: Council Member Ruben Diaz Sr. Considers a Run For Congress

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Councilman, Rubén Díaz Sr. Considering a Run For Congress You should know that earlier this week, U.S. Congressman Jose Serrano announced that due to medical reasons he will not seek reelection. Those of us who know […]

Boricua Power! US Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-Brooklyn) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx/Queens) at the 2019 State of the Union. Credit: Twitter @NydiaVelazquez

The AOC: The State of Union, Trump superfans and ‘blackface’

Green New Deal Resonates Among Democrats The Washington Post’s Jeff Stein tweeted, “Critics say AOC can’t build consensus, but this looks like a big rollout.” State of the Union The New York Post AOC is NOT apologizing for her SOTU […]

by · February 27, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics, The AOC