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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.

Ed Braunstein greets voters outside PS 169 in Bay Terrace.

Establishment support powered Braunstein win

Posted by Nathan Duke in Assembly, District 26 on September 23, 2010 | No Comments

Edward Braunstein won last week’s Democratic primary because he had broad support from voters across his northeast Queens district as well as the backing of the party’s county organization, political insiders said.

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Milano takes aim at Ackerman over biz interests

Posted by Nathan Duke in District 5, U.S. House on September 23, 2010 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) easily defeated his Democratic challenger in last week’s primary and will now face Republican James Milano, a Long Island doctor who has called for the longtime congressman to be investigated.

Ed Braunstein leaves PS 41 with girlfriend Stephanie Stern in Bayside.

Braunstein wins nomination in crowded Assembly primary

Posted by Nathan Duke in Assembly, District 26 on September 16, 2010 | No Comments

Edward Braunstein, a former aide to state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan), edged past three opponents Tuesday in the Democratic primary in the first step of the race to replace Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside), according to unofficial election results.

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Maloney wins big in primary over upstart Saujani

Posted by Nathan Duke in Congress, District 14, U.S. House on September 16, 2010 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) will remain western Queens’s voice in Congress after handily defeating challenger Reshma Saujani in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, according to unofficial election results.

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Ackerman, Milano to face off in November

Posted by Nathan Duke in Congress, District 5, U.S. House on September 16, 2010 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) bested Democratic opponent Patricia Maher in Tuesday’s primary while James Milano defeated Elizabeth Berney for the Republican slot in the race, according to unofficial election results.