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Tabone’s challenge knocks Speranza off primary ballot

Posted by Nathan Duke in Assembly, District 26 on August 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

Former police officer Rob Speranza was knocked off the ballot last week in the race for state Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza’s (D-Bayside) seat, leaving Republican Vince Tabone without a primary challenger.

Friedrich accuses Weprin of ‘North Korean’-style suppression

Friedrich accuses Weprin of ‘North Korean’-style suppression

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 24 on July 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

State Assembly candidate Bob Friedrich claimed his opponent, Assemblyman David Weprin’s (D-Little Neck), is trying to knock him off the ballot and said the effort is bringing “the North Korean example of elections to our Assembly district by robbing voters of choice.”

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Court kicks Rosasco off ballot

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 26 on August 17, 2009 | No Comments

David Rosasco, the Woodside-based translator running for City Councilman Eric Gioia’s (D-Sunnyside) seat, was ousted from the Democratic primary ballot in Queens Civil Court on Friday. The city Board of Elections had validated 902 signatures for Rosasco two weeks ago following challenges to his petition by the Queens Democratic Party, just above the 900 minimum [...]

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Suit claims Kavadas obtained illegal signatures

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 20 on August 12, 2009 | No Comments

The Democratic ballot for those gunning for City Councilman John Liu’s (D-Flushing) seat was nearly set Tuesday, but Constantine Kavadas remained locked in a court battle that could threaten his candidacy in the six-way race. Dueling lawsuits from District 20 candidates Yen Chou and James Wu were each withdrawn in Queens Civil Court Tuesday morning [...]

Wu, Yen Chou to stay on ballot, Kavadas still in court

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 20 on August 11, 2009 | No Comments

Dueling lawsuits from District 20 City Council candidates Yen Chou and James Wu were each withdrawn in Queens Civil Court this morning, while a days-long court battle may be in the offing for Constantine Kavadas. After a brief conference, Chou and Wu each withdrew their lawsuits against one another after the first of four challenges [...]

Petitioning commences today

Posted by Stephen Stirling in Borough President, City Comptroller, City Council, Mayor, Public Advocate on June 9, 2009 | No Comments

Today marks the start of the six-week process of designating petitions, where candidates are typically joined by hordes of volunteers in collecting the required number of signatures to place themselves on the ballot for September’s party primaries. Candidates have until July 20 to file the proper number of signatures, but generally seek to vastly outpace [...]