Randy Wade, a local representative of the congressman's who was in attendance at the panel, was asked about congradictory statements appearing online concerning the extent of Cohen's support of state Representative Beverly Marrero in the current Democratic primary to succeed him in state Senate District 30.
"The congressman has endorsed Marrerro, but he is taking no active role in the campaign. He is attending to his congresssional duties," said Wade, artfuly splitting the hair. (Marrero is opposed in the primary by former city attorney Robert Spence.)
Among the household names who had appeared at the conference as of Saturday afternoon were Bill Moyers, Jesse Jackson, and newly elected Senator Bennie Sanders, along with numerous Web-based activists and celebrities.Still scheduled to appear, on Saturday night and Sunday morning respectively, were Geena Davis, who plays an American president on TV, and film actress/activist Jane Fonda.