Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro visited the Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. Thursday, speaking at a meeting of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization at Diaz’s Bronx church. Diaz, currently a member of the New York City Council and previously a member of the New York State Senate, is a Democrat but diverges from his party on many issues.
Congressional candidate Adriano Espaillat today led a group of supporters on a four mile walk through Manhattan, from 135th Street to his campaign headquarters on Sherman Avenue. With several dozen cars in a caravan following him and music blasting, the candidate and supporters sang and danced their way up Broadway.
Espaillat spoke to the press and his supporters just before the walk. Giving a fiery speech, he attacked Rangel for being “in the center of [the] dysfunction” in a “broken” Washington. Espaillat also attacked Rangel for having “sided with Wall Street” repeatedly. Here is the portion of Espaillat’s remarks made in english.
We talk with City Council Speaker, and Espaillat supporter, Melissa Mark-Viverito, about the congressional primary campaign in her East Harlem council district:
Update – Dancing & Singing on Broadway:
It was a bit north of the theater district, but there were some solid performances on Broadway.
This afternoon I spoke State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. about the arrest of his fellow Bronx state legislator, Assemblymember Eric Stevenson, and about whether the level of corruption in Albany has gotten better or worse since he was first elected.
We spoke at mayoral candidate Erick Salgado’s energetic campaign rally on the steps of City Hall. Diaz endorsed Salgado. We’ll have more on Salgado’s campaign in a later report.
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