BY DAVID CRUZ | JULY 29, 2020 |
Just five years ago, the party saw Carl Heastie become the first Black Assembly Speaker. Representative Joseph Crowley had a shot to be next in line to replace House Speaker Nancy Pelosi given his standing as the fourth highest-ranking Democrat. Bronx State Senator Jeff Klein, who reigned as head of the Independent Democratic Conference, pumped the Bronx full of millions of dollars in member items.
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