Queens delegation split over redistricting

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, District 12, District 24, District 25, District 27, District 29, District 36, Governor, State Senate on March 22, 2012 | No Comments

The contentious redistricting process that changed political representation in Queens came to a close Monday when a federal judge signed off on the new congressional lines, days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo did the same at the state level. Queens lawmakers from the state Assembly largely voted to approve the state lines, while those from the [...]

City Comptroller John Liu marches in the St. Pat’s Parade for All.

Liu remains unruffled despite staffer’s arrest

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Comptroller, City Offices, Mayor on March 8, 2012 | No Comments

City Comptroller John Liu has not stopped attending events or City Council hearings in the week after his campaign treasurer Jia “Jenny” Hou was charged with funneling illegal donations to his mayoral war chest even as Democratic insiders are questioning how a bid for Gracie Mansion could possibly take place. Liu made an appearance at [...]

Bob Turner carries his ballot over to the voting machine in Breezy Point.

Turner win stuns boro in ’11

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Offices, Congress, District 23, District 24, District 27, District 9, Governor, Mayor, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

Heading into 2011, the Queens political scene was supposed to be uneventful, with District Attorney Richard Brown facing no opposition and the foregone conclusion that Democratic judicial candidates would defeat their Republican rivals as they have for every year in recent memory. And while the November elections went as expected — Brown won a sixth [...]

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Obama’s ratings hurt Weprin: Observers

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 7, District 9, U.S. House on September 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

Democrats may have a 3-1 advantage over Republicans in the 9th Congressional District, but President Barack Obama’s unpopularity and the state of the economy sank state Assemblyman David Weprin’s (D-Little Neck) chances of winning the seat over Republican Bob Turner, according to political observers. “I think there was a lot of anger about the economy [...]

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Firefighters blast Turner for 9/11 ad

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 9, Mayor, U.S. House on August 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

The first television ad in the race to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner launched by Bob Turner used images of planes hitting the Twin Towers in the Sept. 11 attacks to criticize state Assemblyman David Weprin’s (D-Little Neck) view that the developers of the Ground Zero mosque have a right to build it. The ad, [...]

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Women legislators endorse Weprin bid

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 12, District 14, District 16, District 21, District 24, District 29, District 30, District 36, State Senate, U.S. House on August 11, 2011 | No Comments

Many female elected officials at the city, state and federal levels endorsed state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) last Thursday at a news conference in front of Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens, saying the Democratic candidate for the sprawling congressional district is a tireless advocate for women’s rights. “Some of the most impassioned speeches [...]