Tali Farhadian Weinstein, the favored candidate of Manhattan elites, has the edge in a race that features three decarceral opponents and no ranked choice voting.
Tuesday’s vote in City Council District 15 marks the next clash between anti-corporate, pro-tenant organizing and real estate and charter school interests.
“We cannot cut our way out of this crisis,” say three democratic socialist candidates for City Council who are calling for higher taxes on the rich to fund investments in poor and working-class communities most harmed by the pandemic.
After Khaleel Anderson’s surprise win and Moumita Ahmed’s decisive loss, the Queens Democratic establishment is looking to shore up power before June. Will one of their former staffers set them on the back foot?
“One of the real roles of government is to use the available innovations to really speed and enable the mission that they set out to accomplish,” says the former JPMorgan Managing Director-turned-progressive.
The former presidential candidate’s ideas are all over the map, he’s light on experience and his top campaign advisor is shady as hell. But, he is forcing the other top candidates to come forward with their own plans.
Can Stephen Ross and his wealthy cronies stop democratic socialist Moumita Ahmed as she gains momentum in District 24’s Feb. 2 special election?
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