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Photo Credit:  Michael Kirby Smith for The New York Times

Hakeem Jeffries, left, who was just elected to Congress, contends that a coalition poised to run the Senate will harm New York’s minority voters. (Photo Credit: Michael Kirby Smith for The New York Times)

12/06/2012 The New York Times: G.O.P. Senate Deal: Diversity Takes Back Seat to Power in Albany, by Thomas Kaplan – “This coalition of convenience will limit the elevation of people that communities of color elected all across the state to positions of significance,” said Hakeem S. Jeffries, a Democratic assemblyman from Brooklyn who won a seat in Congress last month. “That reality is one that disturbs a great many people and is one of the reasons why undermining the will of the electorate through this back-room deal is problematic,” he added.



The Chief: New Brooklyn Congressman – ‘Great Challenge’ Awaiting, Jeffries Washington-Bound, by Richard Steier



MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes, part 1: Panelists, including Congressmember-elect Hakeem Jeffries, discuss if the US economy can be compared to that of Europe.

MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes, part 2: Panelists, including Congressmember-elect Hakeem Jeffries, debate “What does 15 trillion mean for my family?”

MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes, part 3: Panelists, including Congressmember-elect Hakeem Jeffries, discuss SuperPACs and Big Money.

MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes, part 4: Panelists, including Congressmember-elect Hakeem Jeffries, discuss what you should know for next week.



The Jewish Voice: Hakeem Jeffries Wins Democratic Seat in NYC’s 8th Congressional Distinct, by Tzvi Allen Fishman



National Journal: New York, 8th House District, by Cory Bennett

The Brooklyn Paper: Hakeem’s dream House! Jeffries wins Congress race, by Moses Jefferson



Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch: Jeffries Wins Congressional Seat; Election Promises a New Era in Brooklyn Politics, by Paul Leonard

DNA Info: Bed-Stuy Voters Send Hakeem Jeffries to Congress, by Sonja Sharp



Politicker: Hakeem Jeffries Takes a Victory Lap, by Hunter Walker



Capital New York: Hakeem Jeffries wins a ‘mini-me’ rematch against Ed Towns, by Reid Pillifant



Capital Tonight: Silver Can’t Escape Gropegate’s Clutches, by Liz Benjamin



New York Times The Local: Jeffries, Gillibrand: Minimum Wage Increase Necessary, by Kyle Thomas McGovern



Prospect Heights Patch: Assemblyman Jeffries and Public Housing Leaders Demand Federal NYCHA Investigation, by Will Yakowicz


The Daily Beast: An Unorthodox Primary Win – Hakeem Jeffries recently beat city councilman and ‘colorful character’ Charles Barron to win the Democratic nomination in New York’s Eighth Congressional District. And he did it without the incumbent’s endorsement or major union support. He tells John Avlon how he pulled it off.


Politic365: Have His Back, by Hakeem Jeffries


Politicker: Election Night! – Hakeem Jeffries, Decisively, by David Freedlander


The Washington Post: Hakeem Jeffries – Brooklyn’s Barack Obama? by Rachel Weinerat


Canarsie Courier: Jeffries Gets Ready for Life in Congress, by Marc Gronich


Politicker: Hakeem Jeffries Scores CWA, by Colin Campbell

City & State: In Accepting CWA Nod, Jeffries Calls Towns “Counterproductive” On Labor Issues, by Andrew J. Hawkins

Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch: Jeffries: Towns’ Seniority ‘A Race Car With No Engine,’ By Paul Leonard

Capital NY: CWA backs Hakeem Jeffries for Congress over ‘rightwing’ Democrat Ed Towns, by Reid Pillifant


Bed-Stuy Patch: Jeffries Wins Support of Machinist Union, by Jamie Schuh


Our Time Press: Hakeem Jeffries enters 10th Congressional District race, by Kaia Zawadi

Politicker NY: Jeffries Grabs Grocery Worker Union Endorsement, by David Freedlander

Politicker NY: Where They Stand: NY-10 Candidates Weigh In On SOPA, by David Freedlander

Canarsie Courier: Jeffries To Run Against Towns For 10th Congressional Seat, by David Rybstein


The New York Times – The Local Fort Greene/Clinton Hill: Jeffries vs. Towns: Clash of Titans or A Case of Ho-Hum?, by Joe Stepansky, CUNY J-School

Capital New York: Announcing his campaign, Hakeem Jeffries talks loudly about Obama and quietly about Ed Towns, by Reid Pillifant


Politicker NY: Hakeem Jeffries Announces Congressional Run, by Colin Campbell

Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch: Jeffries Throws His Hat in Ring For Towns’ Seat, Saying, ‘We Deserve More,’ by Paul Leonard

The Brooklyn Paper: Hakeem Jeffries announces bid for Congress, by Aaron Short

The New York Times – The Local Fort Greene/Clinton Hill: Jeffries Attacks GOP — But Not Rep. Towns — In Campaign Kick-Off, by Mary Shell, CUNY J-School

City Hall News/The Capital’s City & State Blog: Jeffries Refuses To Attack, Name Opponents During Campaign Kick-Off, by Chris Bragg


Capital New York: Hakeem Jeffries musters a Bookeresque coalition for Congress: Reformers, machine and all, by Reid Pillifant


City Hall News: Heard Around Town, by City Hall

Bed-Stuy Patch: Powell Passes on 2012 Race for Congress, by C. Zawadi Morris

The L Magazine: Aw, Kevin Powell Isn’t Running for Congress Anymore, by Mark Asch


Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch: Martin Luther King and Occupy Wall Street; Hakeem Jeffries v. Ed Towns and More, by Chris Owens

The Brooklyn Paper: Towns and out? Rep. Ed is so low on cash that some think he’s plotting retirement, by Dan Macleod


Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch: Towns Reelection Bid Running Out Of Gas?, by Paul Leonard

City Hall News: Heard Around Town, by City Hall

New York Daily News: New York Dems, led by Charles Rangel and Joseph Crowley, piling up campaign cash, by Alison Gendar


Capital NY: With challengers circling, Towns reports 11k on hand, by Reid Pillifant


Capital NY: Team Hakeem: McCall, Ravitch and charter school advocates help jumpstart Jeffries, by Reid Pillifant


Capital NY: Team Hakeem: McCall, Ravitch and charter school advocates help jumpstart Jeffries, by Reid Pillifant

Capitol Tonight: Assem. Jeffries Talks Running for Congress, by Liz Benjamin. Hakeem Jeffries is considered an up and comer in the state assembly. But he says it might time to move on- and he’s looking to Washington to do it.


New York Times: Assemblyman Appears Ready to Join Race for Congress, by Kate Taylor

The Local/Fort Greene: Hakeem Jeffries Surprises Politicos With Move Toward Congressional Run, by Chester Soria


Crain’s New York Business: Living-wage war heats up over study, by Jeremy Smerd and Shane Dixon Kavanaugh


Crain’s Insider: Jeffries to Take It to Towns, by Jeremy Smerd and Shane Dixon Kavanaugh

The Brooklyn Paper: Hakeem — the dream! Jeffries to fight Rep. Towns in 2012, by Dan Macleod


Politicker NY: Hakeem Jeffries Inches Closer Toward a Congressional Run, by David Freedlander


Room Eight: Fasten your seatbelts: The Latest on Hakeem Jeffries v. Ed Towns, by Rock Hackshaw

City Hall News: Heard Around Town, by City Hall


The Washington Post: Many black members of Congress targeted in new districts, by Aaron Blake


Politicker NY: Hakeem Jeffries Talks Congress, Charles Barron, Observer Profile, by David Freedlander