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Two Dems win thorny primaries

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on September 20, 2012 | No Comments

A dismal turnout in state primary elections in and around Flushing saw state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) fend off a well-financed ?challenger and a Korean-American candidate come one step closer to making history after emerging from a five-way, bare-knuckled battle. Stavisky, who will serve her seventh term in Albany should she defeat Republican candidate J.D. [...]

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Sanders ousts Huntley in primary

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Uncategorized on September 20, 2012 | No Comments

Fresh off his Democratic Party primary victory last week, City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) is planning on getting right down to business in Rochdale Village, his opponent’s home turf. When Sanders claimed victory last week over embattled incumbent state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica), he said his first order of business would be setting up community [...]

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Huntley supporter says case racially motivated

Posted by Steve Mosco in Uncategorized on September 13, 2012 | No Comments

The primary election got a jolt Tuesday after a supporter of state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) distributed leaflets claiming the indicted senator is the victim of racially motivated actions by the state attorney general. Huntley supporter and Rochdale Village Vice President Joe Evans accused Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of a “political lynching” in the indictment [...]

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Addabbo’s war chest revealed in campaign filing

Posted by Steve Mosco in Uncategorized on September 13, 2012 | No Comments

As he awaits a Republican challenger to be chosen by voters for his state Senate seat, Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) is gearing up for the November election after disclosing his campaign finances. Seeking a third term in the 15th Senate District, Addabbo received a total of $208,256 in campaign contributions since 2011, according to [...]

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Council districts redrawn

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on September 13, 2012 | No Comments

The city Districting Commission released its preliminary draft of the redrawn 51 City Council districts last week, setting the stage for a battle over representation from some minority groups in Queens that want new lines to encompass their ethnic communities. The redrawn lines very much resemble already-existing districts in Queens, but include slight adjustments in [...]

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GOP Senate hopeful Reyes blasts opponent Ulrich for socializing with gay colleagues

Posted by cngadmin in Uncategorized on September 12, 2012 | No Comments

In the days before the Sept. 13 Republican primaries, Forest Hills lawyer and Queens’ 15th Senate District candidate Juan Reyes sent a mailer out attacking his opponent, City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), for dining with a gay Democratic Councilman and hiring gay staff members. “Ulrich and his wife became known as frequent dinner companions [...]