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Tom Suozzi raises $750K for congressional primary

Posted by Roz Liston in Congress on June 20, 2016 | No Comments

BY MARK HALLUM Former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi announced Thursday his campaign for Congress has raised over $750,000, bringing him one step closer to the June 28 primary election.  His campaign said $300,000 alone has been gained in contributions since Suozzi’s last filing with the Federal Election Commission. According to Suozzi, bringing relief to [...]

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Canvassers say Brown campaign struggled to pay primary day staff

Posted by in Uncategorized on September 19, 2014 | No Comments

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State Senate hopeful Everly Brown’s job creation stumping fell short long before he made it out of his campaign office, canvassers said. Multiple canvassers for the Brown campaign said they did not receive the $150 promised to them on primary day in exchange for handing out literature on behalf of Sen. James Sanders’ (D-South Ozone [...]

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Library suspends Galante

Posted by in Uncategorized on September 19, 2014 | No Comments

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Following months of turmoil at Queens Library, embattled President Thomas Galante has been forced to step down temporarily. The nonprofit’s board of trustees voted to suspend Galante last week with pay, a spokeswoman for the nonprofit said. Galante has come under fire since a number of Daily News reports revealed allegations about improper construction spending [...]

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Liu concedes to Avella in tight race

Posted by in Uncategorized on September 19, 2014 | No Comments

John Liu thanked his supporters at his campaign celebration event.

Former city Comptroller John Liu’s political aspirations took a big hit last week after he accepted defeat at the hands of state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Liu conceded Tuesday morning, a week after the Democratic primary, which the incumbent won by 4.4 percent, according to unofficial city Board of Elections results. “Public service, to me, [...]

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Turnout slim in primary

Posted by in Uncategorized on September 12, 2014 | No Comments

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A slate of incumbent state officials swept the Democratic primaries in Queens despite anemic voter turnout in most contests. Indicted state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) was the only sitting state legislator ousted in Tuesday’s elections. The decision came at the hands of some 13,421 voters — or nearly 11 percent of registered Democrats in the [...]

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Comrie ousts Sen. Smith from seat

Posted by in Uncategorized on September 12, 2014 | No Comments

Leroy Comrie stands amongst supporters urging people to vote Tuesday in Jamacia

Former City Councilman Leroy Comrie, armed with widespread support from the Queens Democratic Party, overwhelming won the three-way race to unseat embattled state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis). Southeast Queens voters chose Comrie over the incumbent, who has been in office since 2000 and now faces a federal retrial in January for allegedly trying to bribe [...]

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