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Liu wins comptroller runoff amid low turnout

Posted by Nathan Duke in City Comptroller, Public Advocate on October 1, 2009 | 4 Comments

Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) defeated Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn) in the run-off election Tuesday to determine who would take the Democratic slot in the Nov. 3 race to replace city Comptroller William Thompson. Liu captured 55.6 percent of the vote in the run-off, while Yassky took 44.4 percent of the light turnout, according to unofficial [...]

Green, DeBlasio in dead heat in runoff election

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Public Advocate on September 25, 2009 | No Comments

Former Public Advocate Mark Green and City Councilman Bill DeBlasio (D-Brooklyn) are tied at 46 percent in the runoff race for public advocate, a Quinnipiac University poll showed. Qunnipiac University Polling Institute Director Maurice Carroll said the Sept. 29 runoff is expected to have less than 10 percent turnout and suggested get-out-the-vote efforts would be [...]

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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 [...]

Watch the TimesLedger/CNG debates for public advocate, comptroller

Posted by Stephen Stirling in Uncategorized on August 24, 2009 | No Comments

Two weeks ago TimesLedger joined the rest of the Community Newspaper Group in hosting Democratic primary debates for the office of city comptroller and public advocate. Well, courtesy of Brooklyn Independent Television, you can now watch the debates in their entirety here. TimesLedger will also be hosting Democratic debates for six City Council districts in [...]

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Sparks fly at TimesLedger/CNG public advocate debate

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in Public Advocate on August 21, 2009 | 1 Comment

Hundred-watt personalities clashed under the studio lights as the city’s four Democratic public advocate candidates faced off at a televised debate last week. The debate, sponsored by the Community Newspaper Group, the parent company of TimesLedger Newspapers, was held in Brooklyn at the BRIC Arts TV studios and included City Councilmen Bill de Blasio (D-Brooklyn) [...]

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Teamsters Joint Council 16 endorses Gioia

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Public Advocate on July 30, 2009 | No Comments

City Councilman Eric Gioia’s (D-Sunnyside) campaign for public advocate announced he received the backing of a coalition of Teamsters union locals representing more than 120,000 members citywide. “Eric has demonstrated that he gets results for working people,” said Teamsters Joint Council 16 President George Miranda. “He’s someone who is focused on solving problems, and making [...]