City Council seats draw big names


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A handful of political hopefuls in northeast Queens are already mulling over a chance to join the city’s lawmaking body next year. The draw of taking over one vacant city council seat and possibly ousting one of the borough’s only two Republicans in another district has been luring in a number of interested candidates. Councilmember […]

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And They’re Off!


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BY KEVIN J. RYAN kevinj.ryanmail@gmail.com As a Kentucky Derby winner was crowned, political candidates, it seems, continued to compete in a much longer race to fill their campaign coffers. The next funding report date for most candidates is July 15. A lot of money has likely been raised for the major candidates since the last […]

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Senator Toby Ann Stavisky announces her intent to seek re-election in the 16th District


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Senator Toby Ann Stavisky formally announced her intent to seek re-election in the 16th District.

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky formally announced her intent to seek re-election in the 16th District, choosing the newly-formed Asian-American majority district over one in which she would have had to face a primary with Senator Tony Avella. “I am supporting Tony for re-election, and he is supporting me for re-election,” Stavisky said. “Most of my […]

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Incumbent Advantages Hard to Overcome


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For all the talk of an anti-establishment wave sweeping the nation, punctuated by Christine “I dabbled into Witchcraft” O’Donnell’s victory in Delaware’s U.S. Senate primary, incumbents in Queens not only prevailed in last week’s primary, but by strikingly solid margins, with a few exceptions. Congressmember Gary Ackerman waged his most aggressive campaign in years, as […]

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