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Obama and the insurgents from Brooklyn

Insurgent Democrat Lincoln Restler, campaign manager Sarah Baker, and the couple that inspired them. (Sarah Baker's Facebook page)

Lincoln Restler and his campaign manager, Sarah Baker, share a moment with Barack and Michelle Obama.

Obama's campaign was the catalyst for Restler's own scrappy, and narrowly successful, fight to become a Democratic district leader in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn County Democratic organization is still controlled by Assemblyman Vito Lopez who, reportedly, has not been eager to embrace some of the Obama-inspired activists in the borough.