The latest campaign funding for the crowded field running to replace City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) showed Bayside’s Austin Shafran, former government spokesman for the Empire State Development authority, in the lead with Whitestone attorney Paul Vallone not far behind. City Campaign Finance Board records said Shafran’s campaign collected $87,217, while Vallone reported $73,470 in [...]
With the Sept. 13 primary out of the way, the losing Democratic candidate still has a spot on the ballot on another party line in the race for Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s (D-Fresh Meadows) seat, according to the city Board of Elections. Earlier this month, Fresh Meadows’ Nily Rozic bested Bayside Hills resident Jerry Iannece in [...]
The citywide elections may be less than two years away, but that hasn’t stopped a group of mysterious supporters from pushing Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) to be Queens’s next leader. A Facebook group called “Leroy Comrie for Queens Borough President in 2013” was launched this week and there were eight members as of Thursday [...]
Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) made a final push for votes Monday in his run for Congress, visiting members of the Queens Community House Rego Park Senior Center and sticking to his talking points of saying he would fight to preserve Social Security and Medicare. Weprin is in a tight race with Republican Bob Turner, [...]
The increasingly bitter campaign for the northeast Queens state Assembly seat came to an end Tuesday night with Democrat Ed Braunstein’s victory over his Republican challenger Vince Tabone.
Five Queens Democratic Congressional incumbents beat back challenges from Republican opponents Tuesday, securing the Democratic lock on the borough’s representation in the House as expected.