He was the candidate of the New York political firmament, the moneyed elite and the Brooklyn Democratic machine, facing off against an unreconstructed black nationalist who prides himself on fighting power instead of courting it.

But before the primary temporarily made him The Guy Who Can Stop Charles Barron, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries wasn’t primarily thought of as an organization guy.

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