Bronx Political Round Up

US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The AOC: Mystery GOP Money, Depression and a Green Thumb

Big Money Republicans Target AOC The New York Post’s Julia Marsh reports exclusively that deep-pocketed conservative group spent $32,000 on Monday against Rep. Ocasio-Cortez. Marsh reports that the “‘Stop AOC PAC,’ started in March by Virginia lawyer Dan Backer, plans […]

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 […]

Bronx Dems Endorse Williams for Public Advocate

Bronx Dems Endorse Williams for Public Advocate

Bronx Democratic County Organization Endorse Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate By Robert Press In the February special election for Public Advocate, the Bronx Democratic county organization did not endorse a candidate. While many Bronx elected officials endorsed Assemblyman Michael Blake, […]

by · April 7, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Press Clips
Bronx DA Clark thanks the Bronx Democratic County organization for their support of her for the Democratic nomination for Bronx District Attorney. (Credit: Robert Press)

Press Clips: Bronx Dems Endorse DA Darcel Clark

Bronx Dems Endorse DA Darcel Clark for Re-election By Robert Press Bronx Democratic county leader Assemblyman Marcos Crespo was joined by members of the City Council and New York State Assembly, district leaders, and state committee members from around the […]

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
Leading Public Advocate candidates in Tuesday's nonpartisan special election.

Press Clips: Public Advocate Special Election, 2/26

Last month, twenty-three people filed petitions to run for the vacant position of New York City Public Advocate, and seventeen candidates (one suspended her campaign) made it onto Tuesday’s nonpartisan Special Election ballot. Because it is a City Charter-mandated nonpartisan […]

L - R, Michael Knobbe (Bronxnet General Manager), Nomiki Konst, Ron Kim, Michael Blake, Anthony Herbert, Host Gary Axelbank, Ydanis Rodriguez, Benjamin Yee, Dawn Smalls, Rafael Espinal, David Eisenbach, and Jared Rich at the recent Public Advocate debate.

Press Clips: Bronxnet Hosts Public Advocate Debate

Bronxnet Public Advocate DebateBy Robert Press Of the seventeen candidates running in the special election for NYC Public Advocate, only ten came to Lehman College Friday night, for a televised debate on Bronxnet Television. They were Assemblyman Ron Kim, journalist […]

Assemblyman Mike Blake

Public Advocate candidates down to 17

It’s Down to 17 Candidates for the Special Election for Public Advocate By Robert Press It began with twenty-three people handing in petitions to run for the vacant NYC Public Advocate Special Election called for February 26, 2019. Through various […]

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The AOC: Pay equity, civil war, and the ‘broken mentality’ of politics

BREAKING NEWS — Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi roll out bill to close the gender gap in salaries This morning, the New York Daily News broke the news that in marking the anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that let women […]

by · January 30, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics, The AOC
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The AOC: Trump, Ocasio-Cortez, the Founding Fathers, Sundance and skin care

The Swamp fights back Writing in the New York Post on Saturday, Trump-whisperer Salena Zito applies her “special” understanding of the American electorate’s psyche to explain AOC’s populist rise. Simply put: Ocasio-Cortez and Trump are two sides of the same […]

Where The Pols Are, January 29

Where The Pols Are, January 29

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public appearances or interviews yet scheduled. At 9:30 a.m., the Assembly and Senate hold a joint legislative hearing on the public protection portion of the governor’s 2019-20 budget, Hearing Room B, LOB, […]

Where The Pols Are, January 25

Where The Pols Are, January 25

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule. At 7:45 a.m., former NYC Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito, now a public advocate candidate, greets commuters at the Borough Hall 2, 3, 4, 5 Train Station, Court Street, […]

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The AOC

Today in The AOC, the young Bronx congresswoman continues to take Washington, DC, the nation and the media by storm. Earlier today, the Washington Post reported that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) proposes a “2% wealth tax” (really a surcharge) on […]

Where The Pols Are, January 24

Where The Pols Are, January 24

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public events At 8 a.m., NYC Councilman Andy King will be attending the Clergy Coalition of the 47th NYPD Precinct Annual Prayer Breakfast, Eastwood Manor, 3371 Eastchester Rd., the Bronx. […]