Jeffries bests Barron in 8th District primary
Jeffries bests Barron in 8th District primary
News Terence M. Cullen 6/27/2012 at 10:01AM

Three-term Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries will run as the Democratic candidate for the newly-drawn Congressional District 8 seat this November, after he easily defeated Councilmember Charles Barron. According to the New York Times, Jeffries won with more than 25,000 votes after raising more cash than Barron and receiving major endorsements. The Democratic nominee will now run [...]

Live Coverage: Queens Primary Day at the races
Live Coverage: Queens Primary Day at the races
News Queens Courier Staff 6/26/2012 at 2:27PM

11:40 P.M. In a released written statement, Bob Turner, who lost tonight’s U.S. Senate Republican primary to Wendy Long said: “I congratulate Ms. Long on her impressive victory tonight. I want to thank Chairman Cox and all of the Republicans from across the state who supported me in this campaign. I went to Congress last [...]

Primary Guide: 8th Congressional District
News Queens Courier Staff 6/25/2012 at 2:14PM

Parts or all of: Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Lindenwood, Fort Greene, Beford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, Canarsie, Flatlands, Marine Park, Brighton Beach, Coney Island and Sea Gate Name: Charles Barron Party: Democrat Current Position: City Councilmember Personal Info: Married for 29 years with two children Accomplishments: -         $80 million for two new schools -         Number one [...]

As elections heat up, concerns over new districts
News Terence M. Cullen 6/15/2012 at 9:07AM

New congressional districts have left Queens residents a bit shaky about who will represent them, as several neighborhoods have been grouped into Brooklyn areas. Howard Beach — formerly part of Congressional District 9 — is now in Brooklyn’s redrawn District 8. Running for the congressional spot are State Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries and City Councilmember Charles [...]