New York may not be as Irish as it once was, but the community still produces plenty of political leaders. To get a sense of who’s leading the way, we reached out to Ray O’Hanlon, the editor of The Irish Echo, the country’s oldest Irish-American newspaper, who spoke about U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Joseph Crowley, Rep. Pete King, Rep. Kathleen Rice, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and more.
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Both men have led important legislative bodies. Both have earned reputations for arm-twisting behind the scenes. And the two even share a last name. So how do New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson compare otherwise?