One story that we missed last Friday didn’t escape the attention of Colin Campbell at the New York Observer’s Politicker website.
Politicker spread the news, which was first reported that morning by City & State, that Brooklyn’s Democratic Reform clubs are entering into an alliance known as the “Brooklyn Reform Coalition.”
According to a press release, “The goal of the coalition is to clean up Brooklyn Democratic politics, which has been marred by countless scandals for decades, including the recent guilty plea of Senator Carl Kruger, the multiple arrests of Assemblyman William Boyland, and, on a larger scale, the indictment of three of the last four chairmen of the Kings County Democratic Party on corruption charges.”
The group – which is expected to include the New Kings Democrats, Independent Neighborhood Democrats, Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, Lambda Independent Democrats, Bay Ridge Democrats, and the Southern Brooklyn Democrats – will reportedly seek to challenge Brooklyn Democratic Party Chairman Vito Lopez for the title of party boss.
The coalition told reporters that it intends to accomplish this by encouraging like-minded registered Democrats to run for Kings County Democratic Committee seats.
Check out Politicker for more, including the full press release.