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Limbaugh supporters target Meng

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 20, District 22, Public Advocate on February 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

An angry outburst at state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) over her repeated request that controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh apologize for his impersonation of Chinese President Hu Jintao seems to be ebbing after she received no phone calls and few racially charged e-mails from the talk show’s supporters over the weekend, according to Meng spokeswoman [...]

Voters return Marshall, mayor as Liu swept in as comptroller

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Borough President, City Comptroller, Mayor, Public Advocate on November 4, 2009 | No Comments

Saying issues like crime, education and affordable housing drove them to the polls Tuesday, Queens residents helped to re-elect Helen Marshall as borough president and Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the city’s highest office by a narrow, while sending John Liu (D-Flushing) to the comptroller’s office as the first Asian American to win a citywide office. [...]

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Liu wins comptroller runoff amid low turnout

Posted by Nathan Duke in City Comptroller, Public Advocate on October 1, 2009 | 4 Comments

Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) defeated Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn) in the run-off election Tuesday to determine who would take the Democratic slot in the Nov. 3 race to replace city Comptroller William Thompson. Liu captured 55.6 percent of the vote in the run-off, while Yassky took 44.4 percent of the light turnout, according to unofficial [...]

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 [...]

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Gioia falls as Green, de Blasio head to run-off

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Public Advocate on September 16, 2009 | No Comments

City Councilman Eric Gioia’s (D-Sunnyside) run for the public advocate’s seat ended in defeat when he finished third in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, which resulted in a run-off between rivals Councilman Bill de Blasio (D-Brooklyn) and Mark Green. De Blasio had 32.61 percent of the vote with 112,556 constituents voting for him compared to the 106,654 [...]

Southeast Queens clergy members back Council incumbents

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Borough President, City Comptroller, City Council, District 27, District 28, District 31, Mayor, Public Advocate on September 4, 2009 | No Comments

Clergy United for Community Empowerment, a civic made up of some of some of Jamaica’s vocal community activists, including Rev. Charles Norris, announced its endorsements for the Sept. 15 Democratic primary. It backed Coucilmen Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) and James Sanders (D-Laurelton) in their bids for a third consecutive term. Clergy United did not make [...]