Lost Queens GOP opportunities


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

The most recent fight for control of the Queens County Republican organization between factions led by current county chairman Phil Ragusa and challenger former Congressmember Bob Turner supported by NYC Councilmember Eric Ulrich and his insurgents reminds me of two hyenas fighting over the carcass of a dead animal, in this case remnants of the […]

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Campaign contributions filed


| editorial@queenscourier.com

The city’s Campaign Finance Board has posted the following filings for 2013 city and Queens races. Candidates collected these net contributions from May 12 to July 11. Disclosure statements were due July 15. MAYOR* Adolfo Carrion, Jr.: $1,157,055 John Catsimatidis: $4,018,585 Bill de Blasio: $4,141,972 Joe Lhota: $1,798,839 John Liu: $3,389,446 Christine Quinn: $7,637,577 Bill […]

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Endorsement roundup


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MAYOR The Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens and the National Latino Officers Association endorsed Comptroller John Liu. The Uniformed Firefighters Association and Livery Base Owners Association endorsed Bill Thompson. Councilmembers Stephen Levin, Michael Nelson, Mark Weprin and James Gennaro endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.   PUBLIC ADVOCATE Cathy Guerriero recently secured backing […]

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Endorsement roundup


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BOROUGH PRESIDENT: Assemblymember Aravella Simotis endorsed Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. for Borough President. CITY COUNCIL: The Queens Democratic Party endorsed the following Candidates for City Council: District 19: Paul Vallone District 20: Councilmember Peter Koo District 22: Costa Constantinides District 23: Councilmember Mark Weprin District 24: former Assemblymember Rory Lancman District 25: Councilmember Daniel Dromm […]

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Queens candidates rack up backing


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CITY COUNCIL New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO endorsed several Queens candidates for City Council districts: INCUMBENTS City Council District 21: Julissa Ferreras City Council District 29: Karen Koslowitz City Council District 30: Elizabeth Crowley City Council District 31: Donovan Richards OPEN SEATS City Council District 22: Costa Constantinides City Council District 24: Rory […]

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