Former City Councilman Anthony Como is accusing state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), whom he is challenging this fall, of not standing up for the district he represents by not speaking out against the alleged leak of a memo by one of Addabbo’s colleagues about the video lottery terminal contract at Aqueduct.
State Sen. John Sampson (D-Brooklyn), the Democratic leader of the Senate, acknowledged sending a memo to a former colleague-turned-lobbyist representing Aqueduct Entertainment Group that led to AEG changing the terms of its bid for the video lottery terminal contract at Aqueduct.
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) has received a nod from one of the state’s largest unions in her bid to retain her congressional seat.
Paying dues is the key to making it onto the northeast Queens political map, Democrat and Republican political operatives say, unless a potential candidate has serious money and connections.
Astoria Democrat Jeremiah Frei-Pearson said he has fought powerful interests and gotten results for the residents of his neighborhood and plans to do the same if chosen by voters as the replacement for state Assemblyman Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) this fall.
Just as it looked as if state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) would be free of opponents for re-election in a contentious western Queens district, former City Councilman Anthony Como,a Republican, said he would challenge the one-term senator.