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.
Vincent Gentile, a city councilman from Brooklyn, will seek the seat left vacant after Representative Michael Grimm's resignation. He will face Dan Donovan, the Republican district attorney on Staten Island, in a special election on... Read Post
In 2012, the Democratic primary in New York City's 13th congressional district ended with Rep. Charlie Rangel just over 1,000 votes ahead of State Senator Adriano Espaillat after a contentious legal battle over disputed paper ballot... Read Post