Tags: congress | black | panther

NY Voters Nix Former Black Panther's Congress Bid

Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 08:36 AM

By Martin Gould

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Democrats avoided a potential November embarrassment when primary voters in New York rejected firebrand former Black Panther Charles Barron’s bid to win the nomination for a House seat.
 
But even as he was defeated by more than 40 percentage points, Barron refused to congratulate his opponent, Hakeem Jeffries.
 
“At the risk of sounding like a sore loser, honesty compels me to say there will be no congratulatory statement . . . to the opposition tonight, only because of the way the campaign was run and the things they did to character-assassinate us,” he said, according to the New York Post.
 
Barron, a member of the New York City Council, had been accused of being anti-Semitic and racially divisive as he tried to win the nomination in the heavily Democratic district in Brooklyn.
 
He had said that Israel has exhibited “terroristic behavior” and likened the country’s treatment of Gaza residents to Nazi concentration camps.
 
New York State Assemblyman Jeffries beat Barron by 71 percent to 28 percent. He will now run in a newly drawn district largely carved out of the one currently held by retiring 10-term Democrat Rep. Edolphus Towns.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Reflective Mitt Romney: 'Era of Spontaneity in Politics is Over'

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 12:46 PM

Mitt Romney is doing his own Monday morning quarterbacking of his failed 2012 presidential bid and offering one piece of . . .

Pollster, Strategist: Iowa Senate Race Too Close to Call

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 12:27 PM

The race for the U.S. Senate seat in Iowa will be a tossup until Election Day, conservative pollster Matt Towery and Dem . . .

Midterms: GOP Eyes Total Control of More State Legislatures

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 09:47 AM

In the lead up to the November midterms, the Republican Party has its eyes set on more than just the Capitol. At the sta . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved