6th district

Meng wins 6th District Congressional primary
Meng wins 6th District Congressional primary
News Melissa Chan 6/27/2012 at 10:01AM

Assemblymember Grace Meng claimed victory by large margins in the hotly-contested 6th District Congressional primary race, according to Associated Press results. “This is an important victory for Queens,” Meng said during her victory party at Plum Restaurant in Bayside. “This victory is about we. We made this together.” Meng beat our her three rivals – [...]

Primary Guide: 6th Congressional District
Politics Queens Courier Staff 6/25/2012 at 1:22PM

The 6th Congressional District includes parts or all of: Bayside, Flushing, Middle Village, Maspeth, Ridgewood, Glendale, Fresh Meadows, Auburndale, Briarwood, Jamaica Hills, Hillcrest, Forrest Hills, Oakland Gardens, Elmurst, Rego Park and Kew Gardens.   Name: Elizabeth Crowley Party: Democrat Current Position: New York City Councilmember Personal Info: Born the 14th of 15 children, Democrat Elizabeth Crowley [...]

Low voter turnout expected in 6th District primary
News Billy Rennison 6/21/2012 at 1:49PM

Candidates in a hotly contested Queens congressional contest expect few of the more than 180,000 registered Democrats to head to the polls for the upcoming primary. The estimates of the 6th District’s candidates align with a recently released study that found less than a third of registered voters cast a ballot in New York City. [...]

6th District candidates reveal war chests
News Melissa Chan 6/21/2012 at 12:25PM

Assemblymember Grace Meng has a fundraising edge over her three rivals in the congressional mad dash to the primary finish line, according to the latest figures released by the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Meng’s war chest going into the 6th District Democratic primary holds more than $750,000, her camp said, including $390,000 contributions from a [...]

6th District candidates debate issues in Middle Village
News Billy Rennison 6/21/2012 at 11:37AM

Hundreds of Maspeth and Middle Village residents packed the auditorium of Our Lady of Hope to ask questions and take in a debate between the four 6th District Democratic hopefuls. Assemblymembers Grace Meng and Rory Lancman, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and Dr. Robert Mittman took the stage at the Middle Village school to discuss both local [...]

Social Security at center of 6th District contention
Social Security at center of 6th District contention
News Melissa Chan 6/13/2012 at 11:50AM

A congressional candidate — who dubbed himself the sole fighter for the Millionaire’s Tax last week — set himself apart from his Democratic primary opponents once more by saying he is “the only candidate” in the race with a real plan to save Social Security. “Social Security is in crisis,” said Assemblymember Rory Lancman, who [...]

Mittman’s first presser focuses on health care
Mittman’s first presser focuses on health care
News Melissa Chan 5/30/2012 at 4:22PM

An underdog in the 6th District Congressional race formally announced his candidacy — with the Democratic primary only one month away. In front of a small group of supporters — each gripping a campaign poster and a bright, red apple that has grown to symbolize his run — Robert Mittman, a Bayside allergy doctor, said [...]

[UPDATE] Congressmember Gary Ackerman endorses Assemblymember Grace Meng in 6th District
[UPDATE] Congressmember Gary Ackerman endorses Assemblymember Grace Meng in 6th District
News Melissa Chan 5/29/2012 at 12:36PM

Assemblymember Grace Meng — one of six congressional hopefuls vying for the newly-drawn 6th District seat — bagged the key endorsement of retiring Representative Gary Ackerman, who said Meng was “head and shoulders above the rest” in the race. “Grace is without question the most qualified candidate,” Ackerman said. “This is a district I’ve represented [...]

6th District candidates debate hot-button issues
6th District candidates debate hot-button issues
News Melissa Chan 5/23/2012 at 3:10PM

The six 6th District congressional candidates mildly duked it out for the first time during a forum in Flushing — addressing hot-button city, state and national issues, like plans to fix the flailing economy and stances on immigration reform. The hopefuls — Green Party’s Evergreen Chou, Democratic primary runners Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, Assemblymember Rory Lancman, [...]

6th District candidates start making the rounds
6th District candidates start making the rounds
News Melissa Chan 5/09/2012 at 5:54PM

A dark horse candidate in the 6th District Congressional race was a long way from succumbing to the political slaughterhouse, but soon-to-be revealed results could mean a one-way ticket to the glue factory. According to Dr. Robert Mittman — who is considered a longshot out of four democratic primary runners — the State Supreme Court [...]