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Barron, Jeffries Deploy Opposite Strategies Ahead of Tomorrow's Election

Monday, June 25, 2012

As Tuesday's Democratic primary began to close in, the candidates for New York's 8th Congressional district made their last-ditch pitches to voters in Brooklyn and southern Queens.

City Councilman Charles Barron's campaign tried to take control of its messaging after a rough week of controversial headlines by directly addressing his prospective constituents. Meanwhile, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries tried to reinforce his legislative record both in the district and on national airwaves.

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David Duke Endorses Barron in Brooklyn Congressional Race

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Congressional candidate and City Councilman Charles Barron received two new endorsements days before the June 26 primary, one more controversial than the other.

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Jeffries Brings the Brooklyn Congressional Race To Queens

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Old Mill Yacht Club building sits in front of the six-lane Cross Bay Boulevard in Queens. As the evening commute began to die down, about 30 Howard Beach residents gathered inside the red-brick building to talk about next week’s Democratic primary.

"We have a lot riding on this race," said Democratic District Leader Frank Gulluscio, a 35-year resent of Howard Beach. "The important thing is that we don't just talk about this here, but we talk about it to our neighbors and friends.

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Barron, Jeffries Air Out Differences in Brooklyn Congressional Race on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The two candidates for the 8th Congressional district's Democratic primary made their case on air with WNYC's Brian Lehrer on Thursday. Both Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and City Councilman Charles Barron defended about their records at home and outlined their goals in Congress.

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AFSCME Backs Locals', Will Commit Resources for Barron in Congressional Battle

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

One of the country's largest public labor unions said on Tuesday that it would spend money on behalf of Congressional candidate and Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron.

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'Viper' Barron's Congressional Bid Denounced, Called the 'David Duke of New York City'

Monday, June 11, 2012

At a time when political candidates are holding press events to tout endorsements, a group of elected leaders met in front of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan on Monday to denounce a candidate for Congress, Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron.

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Barron and Jefferies Square Off, Politely, in East New York Congressional Debate

Friday, June 08, 2012

East New Yorker residents filled the rows of a local movie theater on Thursday night to watch what could have been an explosive debate between the two Democratic candidates for Congress in the 8th district in Brooklyn. Instead, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and City Councilman Charles Barron spoke congenially about their respective platform, records and positions on issues affecting those in attendance.

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Dem Congressional Candidates Barron, Jefferies to Debate in East New York

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries will face off for the second time on Thursday evening in the heart of Barron's city council district.

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Retiring Congressman Towns Backs Former Rival Barron for His Seat

Monday, June 04, 2012

Six years ago, City Councilman Charles Barron and Congressman Ed Towns were in a bitter battle for Towns' seat. But on Monday afternoon, the two Brooklyn politicians stood together Barron’s East New York campaign headquarters, hands held up above their heads as a group of supporters cheered behind them.

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Jeffries Drops Out of Congressional Debate in Brooklyn

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Three weeks before the primary election day, Brooklyn Assemblyman and Congressional candidate Hakeem Jeffries dropped out of a debate in his district because of the inclusion of two non-Democratic candidates.

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