Rep. Ed Towns’s decision not to run for re-election, announced in statement Monday morning, sets up a likely two-way primary for his heavily Democratic Brooklyn congressional seat between a firebrand city council member and a more moderate assemblyman.
Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, from the Fort Greene neighborhood, had posed the greatest threat to Towns, with $400,000 in the bank at the end of March and a slew of important labor endorsements.
The Prince George’s County Council set Sept. 20 for Democratic and Republican primaries to replace County Council member Leslie Johnson (D-Mitchellville), whose resignation took effect Sunday. The general election is set for Oct. 18... Read Post
Former Montgomery County Council member Duchy Trachtenberg said Thursday she would run for the newly-configured 6th congressional district seat, setting up a competitive Democratic primary for the right to take on Rep. Roscoe Bartle... Read Post