We just got a press release from the Rainbow Rebels -- the group of Bronx Democrats who are claiming victory in Sunday night's battle royale for the leadership of the Democratic Party.
They're apparently not waiting for the inevitable court battle to start assuming party leadership (for the time being there two Democratic leaderships in the Bronx) and are opening a temporary office tomorrow on E. 163rd St. Spokesman Tom McNeil says they're doing this so they can organize get-out-the-vote efforts on behalf of the Obama campaign. Where's the money coming from? MacNeil says the individual lawmakers' are paying for it from their campaign accounts.
Here are the details on tomorrow's event.
We'll have frequent updates for you in the coming days as to where the leadership battle stands.
Bronx Democrats Open
County Leader Carl E. Heastie and the New Leadership Team Move Ahead With Plans for November Election
Bronx Democratic County Leader Carl Heastie, Bronx elected officials and the newly elected officers of the Bronx Democratic Party will officially open the new Bronx Democratic headquarters and will launch the Bronx Obama campaign.
What: Grand Opening of the new Bronx Democratic headquarters
When: Friday, October 3rd at noon
Where: 914 East 163rd Street
In the meantime, check out Nick Judd's terrific video work and reporting on the Sunday night at the Riverdale Press's blog and Web site.
Also, in case you missed our Sunday night post after the Committee meeting(s) Sunday night at the Paradise, just click here, and read the record 25 comments from readers.
And here's our story in the Norwood News.