Clinton Wins Village Bean Poll Adding to Her Victories in a Very Big Week,
Conducted by Nadine and Tony Hoffman, Jenifer Hoppe, Linda Jacobson and Kathy Slawinsky on October 24th at Astor Place in Greenwich Village, 292 respondents gave Hillary Clinton a narrow edge over Bernie Sanders. Martin O’Malley got traunced.
And, here are the actual tallies:
Hillary Clinton: 142
Bernie Sanders: 139
Martin O’Malley: 11
At the July 10th Membership Meeting the Village Independent Democrats Endorse Zephry Teachout
….after lengthy presentations and debate from all three Gubernatorial candidates the Club chose Zephyr Teachout with a majority vote of 14. Pre and Post coverage of VID and its pending decision whether to endorse any candidate has been pretty impressive. VID-MINUTES-July-10-2014
Of the 26 votes cast at the Village Independent Democrats club, Teachout received 14 votes and Cuomo got six. “No endorsement” was supported by four people while comedian Randy Credico got two votes. Teachout won the club’s endorsement on the first ballot. In May, before Teachout entered the race, V.I.D. decided not to endorse any candidate for governor.
Downtown progressive Democratic club members were having a hard time finding reasons why they should support re-electing Governor Andrew Cuomo to another term. More to the point, there were too many reasons not to back him, they felt, such as his support for charter schools, his acceptance of the Independence Party ballot line and his indecision on hydrofracking, just to name a few.
Something in the Airbnb? At the Village Independent Democrats’ May 30 endorsement meeting, Assemblymember Keith Wright spoke on behalf of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s re-election bid.
If that wasn’t enough, the meeting ended with a very thorough discussion about the new Lenox Hill HealthPlex its set-up and capabilities with Dr. Eric Cruzen. DON”T FORGET, there’s another open house tour scheduled for Saturday July 12th.
Assemblywoman Deborah Glick and State Senator Brad Hoylman reported on the NYS legislative session. Also at this VID General Membership Meeting presentations were made by Zephyr Teachout, candidate for Governor; Eric Bottcher for Gov. Cuomo; John Liu, candidate for 11th State Senate District covering Queens; G. Oliver Koppell, candidate for the 34th State Senate District covering parts of the Bronx and Westchester County.
VID Endorsements for State and Judicial Candidates
On Thursday, May 8th VID members gathered to hear statements from four judicial candidates and to endorse seven State candidates for the Democratic Primary ballot. Nat Johnson presided. Here are the Minutes for that meeting.
UPDATE: On July 10 VID members gathered to re-consider the original vote of No Endorsement for Governor and voted to endorse Zephyr Teachout. The final results are: