The Republicans’ candidate for the open state Assembly seat in Corona, Humberto Suarezmotta, has been booted from the ballot for failing to file his signatures with a cover sheet, a decision he says he may dispute in federal court.
U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) bested Democratic opponent Patricia Maher in Tuesday’s primary while James Milano defeated Elizabeth Berney for the Republican slot in the race, according to unofficial election results.
New York’s state Republican leadership made a calculated decision not to run candidates in a number of Queens races, several Queens Republican operatives said in the final week before Tuesday’s primary election.
U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) and two challengers for his seat said they are emphasizing economic initiatives for northeast Queens ahead of next week’s primary election.
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.
Bob Turner, the Republican chalenger to U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills), called plans to build a Muslim community center two blocks from Ground Zero “salt in our wounds.”