Ackerman eyes more of boro

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Congress, District 5, District 9, U.S. House on February 9, 2012 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) said he believes that when the state legislative task force on reapportionment?? releases its congressional district maps, his will contain more of Queens while the district held by his newest colleague, Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village), may be eliminated. “No matter how they draw it, I’m going to run in [...]

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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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Koch backs Turner over Obama anger

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 24 on July 28, 2011 | No Comments

Former Mayor Ed Koch bucked his own party in endorsing Republican Bob Turner Monday and not state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) to replace former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner in September’s special election, saying he wanted to “send a message” to President Barack Obama that voters in the district disapprove of his policy toward Israel. [...]

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Pols call for affordable rents at Weprin town hall

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 16, District 24, District 6, State Senate, U.S. House on May 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

Newly appointed state Department of Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner Darryl Towns said he was working to keep apartment rents affordable during a town hall meeting Sunday organized by state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) at the Samuel Field Y in Little Neck. “I came to the job with a street-level view of what affordable [...]