Klein and BFRDC Celebrate Victory

On September 9, 2014, our endorsed candidate, Senator Klein, celebrated victory with other Bronx Dems and members of the Ben Franklin Club.

Jeff Klein won reelection with 67% of the vote (97% of precincts reporting).

Below are some pictures of the victory celebration.

Kyle, District Leader Martos, Mike Blaustein, Assemblyman Dinowitz, David Frazier, District Leader Feld, Sarah, and Nate Arnosti

Kyle Pero, District Leader Martos, Mike Blaustein, Assemblyman Dinowitz, David Frazier, District Leader Feld, Sarah Bangs, and Nate Arnosti

Senator Savino, Borough President Diaz, Senator Klein, and Assemblyman Dinowitz celebrate reelection

Senator Savino, Borough President Diaz, Senator Klein, and Assemblyman Dinowitz celebrate reelection

Senator Klein speaks to supporters

Senator Klein speaks to supporters

Kyle, Mike Blaustein, Assemblyman Dinowitz, Councilman Cohen, and David Frazier

Kyle Pero, Mike Blaustein, Assemblyman Dinowitz, Councilman Cohen, and David Frazier

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Cuomo and Klein Hold Rally

On September 8, Assemblyman Dinowitz, Borough President Diaz, and numerous other Democrats came out to support Governor Cuomo, Lieutenant Governor Candidate Hochul, and Senator Klein.

Supporters praised the work of Senator Klein and Governor Cuomo. Speakers highlighted the economic improvements the state and the Bronx have made over the last four years, the passage of marriage equality, the enactment of the toughest gun safety laws in the nation, and the increase of the minimum wage.

From left to right: Bruce Feld, Jeff Klein, Randi Martos, Andrew Cuomo, Kathy Hochul, Jeffrey Dinowitz, Eric Dinowitz, Andrew Cohen

From left to right: Bruce Feld, Jeff Klein, Randi Martos, Andrew Cuomo, Kathy Hochul, Jeffrey Dinowitz, Eric Dinowitz, Andrew Cohen

From left to right: Assemblyman Dinowitz, Kathy Hochul, Borough President Diaz, Governor Cuomo, Senator Klein

From left to right: Assemblyman Dinowitz, Kathy Hochul, Borough President Diaz, Governor Cuomo, Senator Klein

Governor Cuomo and Senator Klein

Governor Cuomo and Senator Klein

All photos taken by Ivan Nedds.

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August 18th: Message to Members

Dear Members and Friends,

We know that Club members have been receiving a stream of negative emails from the Koppell campaign. Please accept our apologies. Although we have rules on the use of member emails, the Koppell campaign apparently has possession of an earlier Club membership list, partially updated, and potentially with your email address. As a result, you may be receiving repeated email attacks on our endorsed candidate Senator Jeff Klein and those who support him. And, as we get closer to Election Day, the number of these emails may increase.

Almost three months ago, the Club endorsed Senator Klein over former Council Member Koppell by an overwhelming 96-38 secret written ballot vote. At that time, Assemblyman Dinowitz, Council Member Cohen, Borough President Diaz, and those local party officials who took a position, all supported Senator Klein. Since then, Mayor de Blasio, Governor Cuomo and many labor unions have joined to support Senator Klein’s reelection.

After the endorsement, many of us volunteered to carry petitions. The Club collected 4,600 door-to-door signatures qualifying our entire slate and County Committee members in each of 101 election districts. Some may argue that 5,000 collected by the Koppell campaign is larger than 4,600. However, it’s important to note that we worked only in the assembly district, which is about one-third the size of the State senate district. In the State senate district, Senator Klein collected 9,000 signatures.

Join us in our efforts to reelect the Club-endorsed candidates Senator Jeff Klein and Senator Gustavo Rivera in the Primary on September 9. Please let us know by Reply email your availability to volunteer –on the phones, on the streets, in your buildings.

Thanks.

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