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Before losing the Democratic nod to run for Westchester County executive, Ken Jenkins gave a rousing speech.
He was clear, focused and inspired.
He was part preacher, part politician, and didn’t fumble around for words or speak in circles. In all my years covering county government, it was the best I’ve ever seen Jenkins.
Before a crowd of roughly 2,000 Democrats at the Westchester...Read more »
Hoping to avoid a potentially expensive and divisive political season, Democrats won’t have a primary in their quest to oust Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.
Democratic leaders met last night at headquarters in White Plains and agreed that whoever is nominated at the convention will be the guy to challenge the Republican executive.
“No one would ever want that,” party chairman...Read more »
We have ourselves a race.
Democrat Noam Bramson raised an impressive $427,000 in the last month, bringing his total to more than half a million dollars for his bid to become Westchester County executive.
That leapfrogs the New Rochelle mayor ahead of the presumed front-runner, Ken Jenkins, a Yonkers Democrat who chairs the county Board of Legislators. Jenkins pulled in $176,000, bringing...Read more »
It was one of the worst-kept secrets in Westchester County politics: Ken Jenkins is running for county executive.
The Yonkers Democrat and chairman of the Board of Legislators is going to make it official Wednesday with an announcement in White Plains. But he spilled the beans over the weekend in an e-mail to supporters.
“This Wednesday, January 2nd, I will be announcing my candidacy...Read more »
Noam Bramson’s entry into the Westchester county executive race today presents an interesting dilemma for Democrats: Will a primary help or hurt their efforts to oust Republican Rob Astorino?
Some Democratic insiders say no, as long as the campaign isn’t a battle royal of flying elbows and super slams before the main November event.
Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick said a...Read more »