‘We shook up the world’: Williams


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A day after he lost a spirited bid to become lieutenant governor of New York State, Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams says his campaign “shook up the world.”

Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, on Thursday lost the New York Democratic Party elections to the incumbent Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a former US Congresswoman from upstate Buffalo, by six percentage points.

“We shook up the world,” said Williams, who represents the predominantly Caribbean 45th Council District in Brooklyn, in a “Thank You” letter on Friday to friends and supporters. “We took on the New York political machine while running on pure activist energy and small-dollar contributions.

“Yesterday, we saw 640,000 New Yorkers come to…

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