Breaking: Davis withdraws Yassky endorsement
Via 51st State:
One week after endorsing city council member David Yassky for congress, Thelma Davis is calling on Yassky to drop out of the race.
Thelma Davis, the mother of the slain city council member James Davis, said Yassky reneged on a pledge to provide transportation to get 200 seniors from Brooklyn to City Hall for a service memorializing her son.
"This is not only a horrible act against the seniors, but against society," Davis said.
An excerpt of her remarks, made today on the City Hall steps, are here.
Update: Word about a failed financial deal between the Yassky campagn [sic] and Thelma's other son, Geoffrey, is starting to emerge. More details are on the way.
Coupla points: one, if the rumors about a 'failed financial deal' are even remotely accurate, it's over.
Two, gee whiz, what are you going to do with the pretty mailer now, hmmm?
Three, if Geoffrey Davis is half the person rumor makes him out to be, and he's involved, this shouldn't surprise anyone.
[Update]: From Mrs. Davis' remarks:
It appears that once David received our endorsement, he no longer took any interest in me and my seniors.
Mrs. Davis is an advocate for seniors and withdrew her endorsement when Yassky reneged on a pledge to provide transportation for her group to City Hall to attend a memorial service for her son, slain Councilman James Davis. Which is pretty cold, considering he just had a mail piece printed with her face on it.
And if he's reacting the way he did this time, I can't imagine what he would do once he gets into office.
Yeah, that's kinda what we've been saying here for a few months, too.
[Update 2]: It gets better: the Davises are now claiming that there was a 'handshake agreement' that Geoffrey Davis be paid a sum named at $50,000 for 'campaign support'. That 'agreement' hasn't been honored, it appears. Yassky's campaign denies any such 'agreement' existed. Meet the new Brooklyn, same as the old Brooklyn.