It’s White by a whisker, final tally says

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

The City’s Board of Elections released the official vote tally for the hotly contested Democratic primary for Council District 28, naming incumbent Thomas White the winner by the slimmest of margins. White, who is running for his second term, beat challenger Lynn Nunes by four votes, with 1,940 Democratic constituents choosing him as their candidate, [...]


Padavan backs Peter Koo in race for Liu’s seat

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 20 on September 28, 2009 | 1 Comment

State Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) has thrown his support behind Peter Koo in the race for City Councilman John Liu’s (D-Flushing) seat. Koo will face Democrat Yen Chou, Green Party candidate Evergreen Chou and possibly her primary rival S.J. Jung, who is considering running on the Working Families Party ticket. “Peter Koo has proven he [...]


Halloran opens new HQ

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 19 on September 28, 2009 | No Comments

Republican Council contender Dan Halloran held a party Saturday afternoon to celebrate the opening of his new offices in Bayside. Several of Halloran’s volunteers and supporters turned out at 43-02 Bell Blvd. and promised to help the candidate in the final push before he faces Democrat Kevin Kim in November’s election. “It’s a great location, [...]


Paterson droll as ever during Queens visit

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in Assembly, District 22, Governor on September 25, 2009 | No Comments

Don’t count embattled Gov. David Paterson out just yet. The Manhattan Democrat maintained his characteristic sense of humor Friday at New York Hospital Queens as he fielded reporters’ questions about news reports that the White House had asked him not to run for election in 2010. “I’m running for governor and I think he’s running [...]

Green, DeBlasio in dead heat in runoff election

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Public Advocate on September 25, 2009 | No Comments

Former Public Advocate Mark Green and City Councilman Bill DeBlasio (D-Brooklyn) are tied at 46 percent in the runoff race for public advocate, a Quinnipiac University poll showed. Qunnipiac University Polling Institute Director Maurice Carroll said the Sept. 29 runoff is expected to have less than 10 percent turnout and suggested get-out-the-vote efforts would be [...]

Poll shows Liu ahead of Yassky in runoff

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Comptroller on September 25, 2009 | 1 Comment

City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) is leading City Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn) by 6 percentage points in the runoff race for city Comptroller, according to a Qunnipiac University poll released Wednesday. The poll showed Liu leading Yassky, 49 percent to 43 percent. Nine percent were undecided. Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, [...]