NY State Assembly Speaker Helping Incumbents Fight Challengers On The Left

WCBS 880 Newsroom
October 14, 2019 - 1:53 pm
Carl Heastie

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is rolling up his sleeves for a political fight.

The Post says Heastie told a recent fundraiser that he will work to find off challenges from far-left candidates.

Jeff Dinowitz from the Bronx, and Brooklyn Joe’s Lentol are among Democratic veterans facing primary battles.

Progressives are flexing their muscles after the election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Heastie says some in the political world believe that “if you were elected before 2016, you’re no good.”

No comment from Heastie on what he has planned.