Room Eight Blogger, Gatemouth, Endorses Mike Scala for Congress
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2012
NEW YORK – NY-5. Attorney and Room Eight political blogger Howard Graubard, also known as Gatemouth, endorsed Mike Scala for New York’s 5th Congressional District seat. Scala is campaigning to win the Democratic nomination in his home district in the Tuesday, June 26, 2012 primary election. In a very thorough assessment of the candidates entitled “This Meeks Shall Inherit The Wind, For He Troubleth His Own House (Of Reprentatives [sic])” (http://bit.ly/Mz0bYI), Gatemouth writes, “Scala has actual coherent thoughts on the issues, and generally his heart is in the right place.”
Graubard, former Attorney for the State Senate minority, was the 2008 Democratic National Convention Designated Blogger for New York State. Describing himself as “the man New York politicos love to hate,” Gatemouth pulls no punches in his snarky but well-informed and in-depth analysis of New York politics on the political blog Room Eight.
Scala also recently received the endorsement of The Wave, Rockaway's largest newspaper. New York’s new 5th Congressional District consists of southeast Queens, including the entire Rockaway Peninsula, and parts of Nassau County.
Mike Scala was born and raised in Rosedale, Queens. Mr. Scala graduated cum laude from Polytechnic University (now Polytechnic Institute of NYU), and earned his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School. He has worked for the legal department of New York State United Teachers, where he helped defend educators facing discrimination. He additionally spent time at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, which advocates for improving end of life care and is the largest nonprofit membership organization of its kind in the United States. During the 2008 presidential election, Mr. Scala worked with the Obama campaign to help college students vote early via in-person absentee ballot. Scala is a Hip Hop artist who has released music through the storied Rawkus Records. He recently founded the Solid Ground movement, which promotes governmental focus on everyday Americans and has garnered national support.