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Search for Weiner replacement begins

Posted by Joe Anuta and Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 22, District 23, District 24, District 25, District 32, District 7, District 9, Governor, U.S. House on July 7, 2011 | No Comments

The heads of the borough’s two major parties are expected to name their nominees to replace former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner by later this week at the earliest after Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a Sept. 13 special election to fill the vacant 9th Congressional District seat in Forest Hills. Weiner resigned in disgrace last [...]

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Weiner seat attracts names

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 23, District 24, District 24, District 25, District 30, District 32, District 9, U.S. House on June 23, 2011 | No Comments

After three weeks of media frenzy surrounding Weinergate and a curt final press conference last Thursday, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner officially left Congress Tuesday, creating a unique political vacuum in his district that stretches across much of Queens into Brooklyn. The Forest Hills Democrat submitted his official resignation letter Monday and was out at midnight [...]

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Meng and Kim endorse Braunstein

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 26 on August 27, 2010 | No Comments

State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and former city Council candidate Kevin Kim endorsed Ed Braunstein for the seat state Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside) is vacating this fall.

Weiner backs sole remaining Democrat Van Bramer for Gioia’s seat

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 26 on October 1, 2009 | No Comments

In a stunning display of political punctuality, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills) has endorsed Queens Library External Affairs Director Jimmy Van Bramer in the race for City Councilman Eric Gioia’s (D-Sunnyside) seat – two weeks after the primary election eliminated all other Democratic candidates. Van Bramer will face Republican Angelo Maragos for control of [...]

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Van Bramer tops Feerick to win Gioia seat primary

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 26 on September 16, 2009 | No Comments

Queens Library External Affairs Director Jimmy Van Bramer handily won what turned out to be a rigorous primary contest against Deirdre Feerick, the City Council attorney endorsed by the Queens Democratic Party, in the race for Councilman Eric Gioia’s (D-Sunnyside) seat. Van Bramer now goes on to face Republican candidate Angelo Maragos in the general [...]

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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 [...]