New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
By Councilman, Rubén Díaz Sr.
District 18 Bronx County, New York
You should know that it seems New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer does not like Latinos, especially Dominicans, to occupy state elected office.
It is important for you to know that all seven members in the “New York State Senate Independent Democratic Conference” are facing primaries from other Democrats supported by the Senate Regular Democrats headed by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
Since 2010, Senator Jeff Klein broke away from the “Regular” Democrats and created the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC). Since then Senator Klein has been joined by six other dissatisfied senators, thereby creating an alliance with the Republicans and Governor Cuomo. As a result of said alliance, the IDC members obtain benefits for their respective districts while the “Regular” Democrats are left out in the cold not acquiring any benefits.
The IDC is made up of a pretty well balance ethnic composition. Jeff Klein, Diane Savino,
David Valesky and Tony Avella are Caucasian. Senator Jessie Hamilton is African American and Marisol Alcantara and Jose Peralta are Dominican.
Rumor has it that Mr. Scott Stringer has joined those who hate to see the members of the “IDC” bringing the bacon to their districts while the rest are being left salivating and angry to see how impotent they have become.
Rumor also has it that Mr. Stringer has seen the opportunity to divide and get even with the Dominicans for past rifts between him and the Dominican Leadership.
So, like a warrior that hungers for vengeance, Mr. Stringer has decided to support candidates against the only two Dominicans (Alcantara and Peralta) leaving Jeff Klein and his White Senators out of Stringer’s firing range.
Remember my dear readers all the seven (7) members of the (IDC) all of them have primary challenges……All of them.
Scott Stringer, owes an explanation to the Dominican community. Why is he supporting candidates that are challenging the only two Dominicans? Why is he not supporting those candidates that are running against the other member’s.
On the other hand, I must ask myself where are the voices of those so-called leaders of the Dominican community?
This is Councilman Ruben Diaz, and this is what you should know.