State Assemblyman Michael Blake (D-Bronx), a former Obama White House aide, filed a congressional committee with the Federal Election Committee, which is the first step toward becoming an official candidate. If he moves forward, he will join New York City Councilmen Ritchie Torres and Ruben Diaz, Sr. as candidates, along with Bronx River Community Center Director Tomas Ramos, financial advisor Chivona Renee Newsome, and non-profit organization executive Jonathan Ortiz in the Democratic primary.
Since NY-15 is literally the safest Democratic seat in the nation – President Trump received 4.9% of the vote here in 2016 - the eventual party nominee will be a lock to replace retiring Rep. Jose Serrano (D-Bronx) in November.
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