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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 [...]

6th District candidates Meng and Lancman trade jabs over Millionaire’s Tax
News Melissa Chan 6/06/2012 at 2:36PM

Two democratic congressional contenders traded jabs with each other after one candidate dubbed himself the sole fighter for the Millionaire’s Tax. In his mailed literature (pictured below), Assemblymember Rory Lancman — who is vying for the newly-redrawn 6th District seat — said he is “the only one” in the race “who fought for the Millionaire’s [...]

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 [...]

Councilmember Dan Halloran recovering after successful surgery to remove benign tumor
Councilmember Dan Halloran recovering after successful surgery to remove benign tumor
News Melissa Chan 5/25/2012 at 12:17PM

Councilmember — and congressional hopeful — Dan Halloran is on the road to recovery after undergoing a lengthy but successful neurosurgical procedure to remove a benign tumor on Wednesday, officials said. “Dan is doing well,” said spokesperson Steven Stites. “He’s back on his feet and looks like the same old Dan — if you couldn’t [...]

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, [...]

Assemblymember Rory Lancman outlines plan to fight overdevelopment
Assemblymember Rory Lancman outlines plan to fight overdevelopment
News Melissa Chan 5/23/2012 at 11:49AM

Assemblymember Rory Lancman outlined a comprehensive plan he designed to combat overdevelopment and said he would push the bill at a federal level if elected to Congress. The four-part Homes and Essential Landmarks Preservation (HELP) Act — introduced by Lancman, who is running for Congress in the 6th District — focuses on extending tax credits [...]

Rally to resurrect Glendale Social Security office
Rally to resurrect Glendale Social Security office
News Billy Rennison 4/25/2012 at 11:44AM

Congressional candidate Rory Lancman recently stood in the shadows of a shuttered Social Security office and called for the program to be saved both locally and nationally. Lancman was joined by colleague Assemblymember Cathy Nolan in front of the closed Social Security office on Myrtle Avenue, which shut its doors last year. “This closed Social [...]