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Peralta touts Thompson for mayor in 2013

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Offices, District 13, Mayor, State Senate on February 25, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) threw his support behind former city Comptroller Bill Thompson becoming Mayor of New York at his Black History celebration at Langston Hughes Library Thursday.

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Avella gets jump-start on his new role as state senator

Posted by Anna Gustafson in District 11, State Senate on November 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

The Democrat who ousted Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) from the seat he held for nearly four decades, Avella has unofficially begun his stint as an Albany legislator. Almost immediately after the election, Avella said he has been fielding phone calls from soon-to-be constituents, has decided his office will be at his former City Council site at 38-50 Bell Blvd. and has selected a number of his employees, including his chief of staff, Seth Urbinder.

Pataki, Giuliani stump for Como

Pataki, Giuliani stump for Como

Posted by Rebecca Henely in District 15, State Senate on October 28, 2010 | No Comments

Former Councilman and state Senate candidate Anthony Como netted the support of two prominent former Republicans this week.

Freelancers Union releases full slate of endorsements

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, Attorney General, District 11, District 15, District 16, District 25, District 26, District 28, District 35, District 36, District 39, Governor, State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on August 13, 2010 | No Comments

Freelancers Union announced this week the Queens candidates it is endorsing in this year’s primary and general election campaigns, siding with politicians it believes “share their commitment to modernizing labor laws to meet the needs of the growing and evolving independent workforce.”

Avella picks up endorsement from retail union

Posted by Nathan Duke in District 11, State Senate on July 22, 2010 | No Comments

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which represents 100,000 workers across the United States and Canada, gave Avella the nod Thursday, calling him “an independent voice for working New Yorkers and taxpayers.”

Senate Democrats have historically high cash on hand

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in State Senate on July 16, 2010 | No Comments

The New York Democratic Senate Campaign Committee has had a historic year, filing its war chest with $3.5 million in cash on hand at the conclusion of the first six months of 2010, it announced July 16. “We are raising more money than ever before, competing in more regions of the state than ever before, [...]