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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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Weprin, Turner debate draws hecklers

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 9, U.S. House on August 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Congressional candidates David Weprin and Bob Turner had to talk over loud cheers, boos, groans and hecklers as they squared off in a debate Monday night at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. When Weprin, a Democratic state assemblyman from Little Neck, claimed to the crowd that Turner, a retired television executive from the [...]

Nunes gets Quinn’s backing

Posted by Ivan Pereira in District 10, State Senate on August 11, 2010 | 1 Comment

Quinn, the first openly gay council speaker, is the latest gay-rights proponent to throw their support for Nunes’ run against state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) in the Democratic Primary.

Gay rights groups back Nunes

Gay rights groups back Nunes

Posted by Ivan Pereira in District 10, State Senate on August 3, 2010 | No Comments

“With equality hanging in the balance, Lynn Nunes is the leader New York needs to ensure every family is treated equally,” Human Right Campaign President Joe Solmonese said in a statement. “LGBT people and our allies remember the sting of last year’s marriage equality loss and are determined to elect leaders who won’t back down when equality is at stake.”

Diaz asks voters to pray (and vote) for Queens’ gay marriage opponents

Diaz asks voters to pray (and vote) for Queens’ gay marriage opponents

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 10, District 11, District 39, State Senate on July 29, 2010 | 3 Comments

Political action committee Fight Back New York has condemned Bronx State Senator Reuben Diaz for his support of ousted state Sen. Hiram Monserrate, along with Sens. Frank Padavan and Shirley Huntley, who all voted against the recent gay marriage bill in the Senate.

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Gays say Addabbo betrayed their trust

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in District 15, State Senate on June 3, 2010 | No Comments

The LGBT community and state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) are in dispute over whether he said he supported gay marriage during his 2008 election. Addabbo has said he never discussed his personal beliefs or how he would vote on gay marriage in the Senate during his campaign against then Sen. Serphin Maltese (R-Glendale). Activists [...]