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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 – [...]

Where Does Unspent Campaign Money Go?
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Kevin J. Ryan 5/24/2012 at 4:54PM

In this busy political season, candidates struggle to raise funds for their war chests, in the hopes of winning their races. Even with the enormous amount of money needed to mount a political campaign, there is often some left over after the buzzer. What happens to that unspent campaign money? According to the rules set [...]

Queens Democrats unanimously endorse Jerry Iannece for 25th Assembly District
Queens Democrats unanimously endorse Jerry Iannece for 25th Assembly District
News Melissa Chan 5/21/2012 at 11:15AM

Jerry Iannece, who is vying for the 25th Assembly District seat, received a unanimous endorsement by the Queens County Democratic Committee today. “I am proud to accept the endorsement of the Queens County Democratic Party and excited to continue working hard to protect Queens taxpayers,” Iannece said. “Public service should be about standing up for [...]

WATCH: Eric Ulrich announces Senate run
WATCH: Eric Ulrich announces Senate run
News Melissa Chan 4/24/2012 at 1:21PM

Councilmember Eric Ulrich — considered a rising star in the Republican Party — has declared his intent to vie for the 15th Senate District seat. “This was not an easy decision for me to make. I love the job that I already have, and I had every intention of running for re-election next fall,” Ulrich [...]

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, [...]

Congressional candidate Jeffrey Gottlieb fires back at ‘sham’ allegations
Congressional candidate Jeffrey Gottlieb fires back at ‘sham’ allegations
News Melissa Chan 4/10/2012 at 4:22PM

The newest challenger in a hotly-contested congressional race fired back after opponents accused him of being a “sham candidate.” Jeffrey Gottlieb announced his intent to vie for the 6th District seat last weekend, but not without first taking hits from challenger Assemblymember Rory Lancman, who blasted the Queens County Democratic Party for “injecting a fraudulent [...]

Candidates eyeing Avella’s seat
Candidates eyeing Avella’s seat
News Melissa Chan 4/05/2012 at 3:26PM

State Senator Tony Avella recently announced his intent to seek re-election, but contenders vying for his 11th District seat plan on giving him a run for his money. Republican challenger Joseph Concannon has entered the race, while Elio Forcina — who ran for State Assembly in 2010 — said he’s “strongly considering” it. Concannon, a [...]

Has Obama learned to lead?
Letters Letters 1/05/2012 at 5:47PM

The problem in being the head of any organization is that regardless of the malfeasance of anyone, you bear the blame. With leadership comes the ups and downs. Enduring the ridicule of disappointed customers is one of the prices of being a leader, even in the absence of control. President Barack Obama justifiably deserves the [...]

Eliminate voter apathy
Letters Queens Courier Staff 12/09/2011 at 11:45AM

Amazingly, consumers seem to be spending, and Americans appear to be shedding the anxieties that have stymied confidence. American optimism is a remarkable resource that defines the U.S. as exceptional among all the nations. Yet, the problems and threats confronting the world are ongoing and real. The multitude of dangers that could impact the U.S. [...]