Rep. Yvette Clarke’s epic reelection battle

Rep. Yvette Clarke stood behind the podium at the Salem Missionary Baptist Church in the heart of Flatbush, Brooklyn. It was Martin Luther King Jr. Day – before the coronavirus outbreak would put an end to stump speeches – and the all-black, mostly elderly crowd greeted her as a friend. Many of the congregants knew her personally. Those that didn’t could name a relative or a neighbor that Clarke did know. The congresswoman is a member of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, but she feels comfortable at Salem – it was her babysitter’s church, so Clarke used to come sometimes as a child, growing up in the area.

NY-09 Candidate Adem Bunkeddeko. | Adem Bunkeddeko Campaign Rep. Yvette Clarke stood behind the podium at the Salem Missionary Baptist Church in the heart of Flatbush, Brooklyn. It was Martin Luther King Jr. Day – before the coronavirus outbreak would put an end to stump speeches – and the […]

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