Congress

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 [...]

Jeffrey Gottlieb bows out of 6th District Congressional race
Jeffrey Gottlieb bows out of 6th District Congressional race
News Billy Rennison 4/20/2012 at 1:18PM

The hotly-contested 6th Congressional District race that has featured allegations and pot shots has its first casualty. Jeffrey Gottlieb denied the nomination on Wednesday, April 18 and transferred the signatures he received to Stephen Green, a Rosedale resident, the Board of Elections said. The announcement comes just days after the candidates submitted their petitions to [...]

Crowded field set for 6th District Congressional race
Crowded field set for 6th District Congressional race
News Melissa Chan 4/18/2012 at 11:56AM

An already crowded Queens Congressional race now has two more runners vying for the hotly-contested 6th District seat. According to the city’s Board of Elections, Democratic contenders Robert Mittman and “Ada” Juan Sheng have collected enough signatures to appear on the ballot for the June 26 primary, as did Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, Assemblymember Rory Lancman, [...]

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley kicks off her Congressional campaign
Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley kicks off her Congressional campaign
News Billy Rennison 3/23/2012 at 12:26PM

Surrounded by her teenage sons, Owen and Dennis, family and supporters, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley formally kicked off her Congressional campaign in front of the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. “As I stand here today, with the support of my family, with the support of my friends, I announce my candidacy for Congress,” Crowley announced at [...]

New York’s first full gaming legislature passed
New York’s first full gaming legislature passed
News Alexa Altman 3/20/2012 at 1:47PM

Full casino gaming could be in the cards for NYS, as the first round of legislation, in favor of expanding the state’s regulations, was passed by both houses. Senator Joseph Addabbo, a member of the Senate’s Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, released a statement following the announcement of the legislature’s passing. Although Addabbo was absent [...]

Congressmember Gary Ackerman won’t run for re-election
Congressmember Gary Ackerman won’t run for re-election
News Michael Pantelidis 3/16/2012 at 12:15PM

Following 15 terms in the House of Representatives, Congressmember Gary Ackerman has announced he will not run for re-election – providing an unanticipated conclusion to a 34-year political career. Ackerman decided not to seek a 16th term despite the likelihood that his seat would be spared under the Congressional redistricting process. His announcement has reportedly [...]