Well, Im not sure how but what an upset!
One Night-Sept 2nd-2 Major Debate Outlets:
Winner: EAST SIDE NAACP Democratic Candidates Night
First Vice President Biarni Burke reported a tremendous success as over 200 people jammed The Church to hear their elected officials: Ironically enough, while this east side event pronounced many east Side Candidates, they also courted and won, over the overly promoted Bronx News Network, the candidates from The 33rd State Senate District: But a quick overview:
*Firstly, A New Party, "The Freedom Party" was their strongly represented by Gov Candidate Charles Barron. He joined his Attorney General Candidate Ramon Jimenez in attacking AG Candidate Broadsky and others as being "Albany insiders" that gave us the mess we are in now".
*In The State 33rd District-Mr Gustavo Rivera and Pedro Espada showed up and faced both each other and the public. Pedro starts off by mentioning his "humble beginnings" and his "long record of accomplishments" in helping people and community. Mr Rivera got up and seriously questioned his long record and said "many others were also looking and questioning" it.Mr Espada was received well.
*In The 32nd State Senate District-the crowd got woundddddd up as Charlie Ramos went off against Ruben Diaz Sr....well, almost!. By coin toss, Ruben went first and announced that The South Bronx has been reborn and if you looked at his record of accomplishments you will see that he was a leader in Bronx Reform. Ruben also stressed, as a pupil of "God" that he will be ALWAYS against same sex marriage.
Charlie Ramos then gets up-as Mr Diaz strolls quickly out-and slams him hard. "What changes in the South Bronx? Mr Ramos indicated, "If he is a leader in Bronx reform I assure you if you look at Rev Diaz accomplishments, you will find nothing". Mr Dan Padernacht, who is also a candidate in the 33rd was not at this event, as he was at the other de3bate, at Fordham Evangelist Church. Editors note: At that event, many booed wheen announced Mr Rivera was not coming. It was already expected Perdo Espada was not going to attend the west side debate).
*Also on hand and said a few words were: 80th Assembly Candidate Robert Giuffre, 78th Assembly Candidate Sergio Villiardre, 86th Assembly Candidate Nelson Castro and 76th assembly Candidate Peter Rivera.
Our job, says NAACP 1st VP Mr Burke says, was to engage the candidates to talk to their community". Well, The East Side succeeded!.