Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Who's Running in Today's Elections in Brooklyn?

Today is Election Day, June 26. It's important to get out and vote or we may get some nasty surprises.

* The 7th Congressional District (parts of Brooklyn including Brooklyn Heights, Manhattan and Queens):
Incumbent Rep. Nydia Velazquez has been endorsed by President Barack Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the New York Times and Assembly Majority Leader Sheldon Silver. Opposing her is Councilman Erik Martin Dilan, supported by Brooklyn Democratic party boss Vito Lopez. Also running: Occupy Wall Street member George Martinez; former district leader Daniel O'Connor.

* The 8th Congressional district is made up of Fort Greene, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Howard Beach, Canarsie and Brighton Beach:
Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries is fighting City Councilman Charles Barron. Jeffries has been endorsed by Ed Koch and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Barron, a black supremacist, is endorsed by former KKK head David Duke and unions.

* The 9th Congressional District consists of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Flatbush, Brownsville Prospect Park and Sheepshead Bay:
Incumbent Rep. Yvette Clarke has been endorsed by President Barack Obama. Sylvia Kinard is opposing her.

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amy said...

Bit prejudiced against Barron are we? To quote Barron, the endorsement from David Duke is "foolishness." Anyone looking for a bit more in depth information about why Barron is supported by so many in our community, please visit http://www.peopleofcolororganize.com/analysis/opinion/smears-charles-barron-letter-moveon/

mcbrooklyn said...

There are many views that Baron has that make sense. If you were to just list his stance on taxes, Atlantic Yards, and charter schools, for example, we would support him. But he is so divisive and prejudiced it's hard to take him seriously. Support Gaddafi? Form a black-only third party? Attract endorsement from a Nazi? Sorry.