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The Early Word: Jeffries' Fundraising Ramps Up

Assemblyman nets $237,000 in latest quarter in his bid for Congress, according to campaign.

1. If there was any doubt that Edolphus "Ed" Towns, D-Brooklyn, was in the reelection fight of his life, a campaign announcement by one of his rivals for the new 8th Congressional District might have gone a long way in terms of proving it. In a statement released Thursday, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, D-Fort Greene, claimed to have received $237,000 as of March 31—double the amount raised in the fourth quarter of 2011. As of Dec. 31, Jeffries had $235,962 in cash on hand, according to the Federal Election Commission. Towns, meanwhile, lagged behind at $162,407 in cash reserves in the same period—with Councilman Charles Barron, D-East New York, a distant third.

2. Early childhood educator Aja-Nicole will facilitate a fun and enriching play space on Fridays for youngsters 1 to 4 years old. , 558 Fulton St. 9:30 a.m. Pay-what-you-wish through June (suggested $10).

3. Come out and join to celebrate cycling and your right to the road—Brooklyn style. Prospect Park, Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue. 7 p.m. Free.

4. American Candy brings its witty and cheeky original musical comedy back to Fort Greene in "." , 138 S. Oxford St. Fri. and Sat., 8 p.m. $20.

5. Alternate side parking rules are suspended for religious observances.

Blankocat April 13, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Towns is toast
Joe Gonzalez April 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM
The Patch.com/FortGreene webpage can perform a valuable service by writing a series of articles on where the three declared candidates get their campaign money from. Any takers?

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