Alan Hevesi to plead guilty to corruption: Times

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on September 30, 2010 | No Comments

Former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi plans to plead guilty to felony corruption charges stemming from the investigation into improprieties in his office, The New York Times reported, citing people with knowledge of the case.

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Voting machines to be investigated after problems

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Assembly, Congress, Governor, State Senate on September 23, 2010 | No Comments

“New York decided to experiment with its new ballot in Tuesday’s primary elections, and the results were ominous,” said City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone). “Numerous seniors told me they struggled to read the tiny type on the ballots. Other voters found their privacy compromised by the new machines.”

Francisco Moya leaves St. Leo’s in Corona. Photo by Christina Santucci

Hiram done in by scandal

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 39 on September 23, 2010 | No Comments

Community activist Francisco Moya bested former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate nearly two-to-one in last week’s Democratic primary, but was his win due to voters liking Moya or disliking Monserrate? Michael Krasner, political science professor at Queens College, said it was most likely a combination of both.

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Maloney won over Saujani due to visibility: Insiders

Posted by Nathan Duke in Congress, District 14, U.S. House on September 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Manhattan attorney Reshma Saujani may have been U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s (D-Astoria) toughest opposition in years, but the longtime congresswoman handily defeated her challenger in last week’s Democratic primary because she has been visible in her district, political insiders said.

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Electeds rally behind Wills

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on September 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

A diverse coalition of supporters surrounded City Council candidate Ruben Wills at his campaign headquarters on Liberty Avenue Monday to endorse the man they said should replace late Councilman Tom White.

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Smith’s leadership post safe: Analyst

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in District 14, State Senate on September 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

State Senate President Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) is unlikely to face any repercussions in his status as a high-ranking Senate Democrat, even if Republicans take over the body, because of a built-in voting bloc of support as a Democratic leader, according to the analysis of a political science professor at Queens College.