Monday, September 14, 2015

Mark-Viverito allies pull out of Senate fundraiser

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito appeared to hit a bump last week on her path to national prominence, when a U.S. Senate candidate from Nevada rescinded an invitation for Mark-Viverito to headline a fundraiser for her campaign.

Catherine Cortez Masto, who is running to replace Harry Reid, and would be the only Latina in the Senate, decided to "cut all ties" with Mark-Viverito, because of the speaker's longstanding support for the release of Oscar Lopez Rivera, a Puerto Rican nationalist.

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