Why Assemblymember Meng Will Win The Democratic Primary For Congressmember Ackerman’s Seat


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

  The race to fill Congressmember Gary Ackerman’ seat may already be over before the first Democratic Party primary nominating petitions are signed. All three declared candidates including State Assemblymembers Grace Meng and Rory Lancman along with NYC Councilmember Liz Crowley are proud products of the Queens Democratic Party clubhouse. Win or lose on Primary […]

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Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder sworn in


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Melissa Chan. Senator Charles Schumer formally swore Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder into office.

Newly-elected Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder was formally sworn into office on Sunday, November 6 in a ceremony attended by dozens of locals and elected officials, including Senator Charles Schumer. Goldfeder succeeds former Assemblymember Audrey Pheffer — who resigned from the seat to become Queens County Clerk — in the 23rd Assembly District. He won 54 percent […]

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Will Weprin VS. Turner even matter?


| dbrennan@queenscourier.com

In just one week, voters in the Ninth Congressional District will choose a representative to replace Congressmember Anthony Weiner, he of the sexting scandal. For a seat that may soon disappear, the battle on both sides has been incredibly spirited. Businessman Bob Turner versus Assemblymember David Weprin. Republican versus Democrat. Republicans are not supposed to […]

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HOW WILL DAVID WEPRIN PLAY WITH VOTERS OUTSIDE HIS LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE 9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

You can judge a candidates ability to win elections based upon past results. Take a trip down memory lane to consider former NYC Council Finance Committee Chairperson and current State Assemblymember David Weprin’s track record to see his electoral record. In June 2001, the Queens Democratic organization conveniently nominated outgoing Council member Sheldon Leffler’s chief […]

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David Weprin chosen to run for Weiner’s seat


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Assemblymember David Weprin will be the Democratic candidate in the race to fill Anthony Weiner’s former congressional seat. According to NY1, Democratic leaders tapped Weprin to run for the vacant seat in the Ninth Congressional district that covers parts of Queens and Brooklyn and will file the paperwork tomorrow. Weprin represents the 24th Assembly District […]

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David Weprin chosen to run for Weiner’s seat


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Assemblymember David Weprin will be the Democratic candidate in the race to fill Anthony Weiner’s former congressional seat. According to NY1, Democratic leaders tapped Weprin to run for the vacant seat in the Ninth Congressional district that covers parts of Queens and Brooklyn and will file the paperwork tomorrow. Weprin represents the 24th Assembly District […]

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Will a Weprin replace Weiner in Congress?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Now that 9th District Queens/Brooklyn Democratic Congressmember Anthony Weiner has resigned from office, many are now speculating on who his replacement might be. Queens County Congressmember and Democratic Party Chairperson Joseph Crowley and his counterpart – Kings County Assemblymember and Democratic Chairperson Vito Lopez will want Governor Cuomo to call a Special Election. This will […]

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