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Bloomy rallies SE Queens supporters

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Mayor on July 31, 2009 | No Comments

Dozens of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s supporters from southeast Queens gathered at his downtown Jamaica campaign office Thursday evening. “Four more years,” they chanted outside the office, located at 165-12 Jamaica Ave. Walking into the office, with Bruce Springsteen’s song “Born to Run,” Bloomberg greeted his volunteers and fans with an overview of his work during [...]

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Teamsters Joint Council 16 endorses Gioia

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Public Advocate on July 30, 2009 | No Comments

City Councilman Eric Gioia’s (D-Sunnyside) campaign for public advocate announced he received the backing of a coalition of Teamsters union locals representing more than 120,000 members citywide. “Eric has demonstrated that he gets results for working people,” said Teamsters Joint Council 16 President George Miranda. “He’s someone who is focused on solving problems, and making [...]

Peralta backs Deirdre Feerick

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 26 on July 30, 2009 | No Comments

State Assemblyman Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) has thrown his support behind City Council attorney Deirdre Feerick in her bid to succeed Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Sunnyside). “In these times of economic uncertainty when so many have lost their jobs and people are unsure how they can pay their rent or afford their health care, it is [...]

Liu, Marshall, Choe get 1199 SEIU backing, Jung gets Conservation Voters

Posted by Stephen Stirling in Borough President, City Comptroller, City Council, District 20 on July 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Among a slew candidates to receive endorsements from the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East this week were City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) in his bid for Comptroller, Borough President Helen Marhsall in her bid for re-election and John Choe who is looking to replace Liu, his former boss. Meanwhile S.J. Jung, who has been [...]

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Koslowitz raises most but Chain self-funds largest war chest in Katz seat race

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on July 30, 2009 | 4 Comments

City Council candidate Heidi Harrison Chain’s donations, including more than $20,000 she gave to herself, boosted her to top of the pack financially in the last filing period, but Karen Koslowitz raised more money than any of the other candidates vying for Councilwoman Melinda Katz’s (D-Forest Hills) seat in that time period. Democratic candidates Koslowitz, [...]

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Weprin, Singh, Friedrich stump at North Shore Towers

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 23 on July 30, 2009 | No Comments

The three candidates running for the City Council seat currently held by Councilman David Weprin (D-Hollis) took their campaign pitches to North Shore Towers for a candidates’ forum where most of the attention was focused on co-op and senior issues. State Assemblyman Mark Weprin (D-Little Neck) said his 15 years of experience in the state [...]