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Yvette Clarke

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    Left to right: Yvette Clarke, Adem Bunkeddeko, Isiah James, and Lutchi Gayot

    Representative Yvette Clarke is facing four challengers in this month's Democratic primary in New York's 9th Congressional District, which includes a large swathe of central and southern Brooklyn. Clarke and three of those opponents -- Adem Bunkeddeko, Isiah James, and Luchi Gayot -- met for a virtual debate on the evening of Sunday, June 7. The debate was hosted by South Central Brooklyn United for Progress; Pakastini American Youth Society; Brooklyn Movement Center; and Greater Prospect Heights Mutual Aid; and

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    Left to right: Yvette Clarke, Adem Bunkeddeko, Isiah James, and Lutchi Gayot

    Four of the five candidates in the Democratic primary for New York's 9th Congressional District, which includes a long swath of central and southern Brooklyn, will debate on Sunday, June 7, from 7-8:30 p.m. Incumbent Rep. Yvette Clarke will debate three of her four challengers: Adem Bunkeddeko, Isiah James, and Lutchi Gayot, while the other challenger, Chaim Deutsch has not agreed to participate.

    The debate is hosted by the Pakistani American Youth Society, South Central

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    (photo: Luctchi Gayot campaign)

    lutchi gayot 150May 20, 2020 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Lutchi Gayot Runs Again in Brooklyn's 9th Congressional District

    Lutchi Gayot ran on the Republican line against Rep. Yvette Clarke in 2018, seeking to represent Brooklyn's 9th Congressional District, but is running this year against Clarke and others in the Democratic primary, which will take place in June.

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    (photo: Isiah James)

    May 20, 2020 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Isiah James Runs for Congress in Brooklyn's 9th District

    isiah james wbaiIsiah James is an Army veteran and community organizer running in the Democratic primary in Brooklyn's 9th Congressional District, where he is one of four challengers seeking to unseat Rep. Yvette Clarke. James joined the show to discuss his

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    Adem Bunkeddeko out campaigning (photo: @adembunkeddeko)

    May 13, 2020 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Adem Bunkeddeko Runs Again in Brooklyn's 9th Congressional District

    adem bunkeddeko140wbaiAdem Bunkeddeko almost upset Rep. Yvette Clarke in the 2018 Democratic primary in Brooklyn's 9th Congressional District, coming within about 2,000 votes, and is trying again this year. He joined the show to


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    Rep. Yvette Clarke (photo: @RepYvetteClarke)

    May 13, 2020 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Rep. Yvette Clarke on Why She Deserves Another Term in Congress

    yvette clarke wbaiRep. Yvette Clarke survived a close challenge in 2018, where in the Democratic primary the incumbent won by 2,000 votes against challenger Adem Bunkeddeko. As Clarke pursues another two-year term

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    Empire State Indivisible activists

    The 2018 elections saw a sweeping victory for Democrats, as they recaptured the House of Representatives, in part thanks to victories in New York, where the party also took full control of the state Legislature for the first time in nearly a decade. The state election saw several moderate Democrats, who had comfortably worked with Republicans for years, swept out of power and replaced with a new cohort of progressives buttressed with grassroot activist support, while several suburban swing districts went from red to

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    Gov. Cuomo & Rep. Jeffries (photo via Governor's Office)

    Before Amazon announced the placement of one of its next satellite “headquarters” in Queens, drawing mixed reactions from local lawmakers and significant overall pushback, the company’s campaign finance footprint in New York shows it was spreading its money around to many New York politicians, mostly those at the federal level.

    Eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York City, all Democrats, who signed a now ...

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    Zellnor Myrie receives the endorsement of Rep. Clarke, among others (photo: @BKIndivisible)

    A wide swath of central Brooklyn is hosting its second contentious Democratic primary race this year. After a surprisingly close congressional primary in June, voters in a largely overlapping state Senate district will vote in September in another race where an incumbent is facing an upstart challenger.

    Brooklyn Congressional District 9...

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    Rep. Joe Crowley votes (photo: @JoeCrowleyNY)

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset primary defeat of Representative Joe Crowley has sent shockwaves through both the New York and national political worlds.

    The 28-year-old Latina democratic-socialist who has never held elected office and refused money from corporate PACs stood in stark contrast to Crowley, a 56-year-old, ten-term Congressional representative who was a prolific Democratic Party fundraiser, served as the chair of the Queens Democratic Party, and was seen by some as the next Democratic Speaker of the