Claxton back on ballot, in court

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 31 on August 28, 2009 | No Comments

After getting knocked off the ballot for the Democratic primary last month, Marq Claxton was successfully put back on the ballot on Aug. 17, the candidate said. Despite his campaign’s second lease on life, Claxton, who is challenging incumbent Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) in the Council District 31 race, has filed an “order to show cause” [...]

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Samaroo loses Seminerio special election challenge, accuses Crowley of manipulating Queens Dem vote

Posted by Jeremy Walsh and Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 38, U.S. House on August 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

The special election to replace disgraced former state Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio is still on after a federal judge rejected Democratic candidate Farouk Samaroo’s bid for an injunction last week, effectively barring Samaroo and two other Democratic challengers from the ballot. Mike Miller, the Queens Democratic Party’s nominee for the seat, will face Donna Marie Caltabiano, [...]

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Rosasco drops appeal, will run as write-in candidate for Gioia seat

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 26 on August 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

David Rosasco’s write-in campaign may be over before it began. After a Queens civil court judge knocked him off the Democratic primary ballot earlier this month, the Woodside-based translator announced he was abandoning his appeal of the decision and hoped to pursue a write-in primary campaign to replace City Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Sunnyside). But it [...]

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Giraldo attacks Ferreras over LIBRE, ballot challenges

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 22 on August 26, 2009 | No Comments

Renewing criticisms of his rival’s political ties, former Queens Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Eduardo Giraldo has launched his Democratic primary campaign against City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst). Giraldo, 45, said Ferreras has not properly explained her ties to a troubled nonprofit, Latino Initiative for Better Resources and Empowerment, which was unable to account [...]

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Kavadas says ‘there’s not going to be a Dist. 20 primary’ without him on ballot

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 20 on August 26, 2009 | No Comments

Constantine Kavadas, who was kicked off the ballot in his bid to succeed City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) last week, is once again headed to court to appeal the decision. Kavadas filed a notice of appeal last Thursday in an attempt to vacate the decision of Queens Civil Court Judge Patricia Satterfield, who ruled the [...]

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Liu’s mother recants statements painting son’s campaign pitch as a lie

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Comptroller on August 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

At a major campaign rally in Manhattan Tuesday, City Councilman John Liu’s (D-Flushing) mother refuted statements she made in a published report earlier this week that her son had not worked in a Queens sweatshop with her as a child. Beneath a statue of Confucius in Chatham Square in Chinatown before a crowd of nearly [...]