Politics

Primary Day Election Guide
Primary Day Election Guide
News Queens Courier Staff 9/13/2012 at 7:13AM

There are nine state primaries in Queens to be decided today — six Democatic, two Republican, one Independence.  Polls opened at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 9 p.m.  To find out where you can vote click here. Primary Guides: Senate District 10 Senate District 15 Senate District 16 Assembly District 25 Assembly District [...]

Northeast Queens political races heat up
News Melissa Chan 5/31/2012 at 9:23AM

Endorsements are rolling in for candidates making a run for district seats in northeast Queens. The Queens County Republican Party unanimously endorsed Joseph Concannon for State Senate in the 11th District, where the Republican and retired city police officer from Bellerose will challenge incumbent State Senator Tony Avella for the seat. In a statement, GOP [...]

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 [...]

Obama To Give Commencement Address In City; Traffic Tie-Ups Expected
News Jay Lane 5/14/2012 at 12:20PM

President Barack Obama is visiting the city today where he will deliver the commencement address at Barnard College before attending a series of campaign fundraisers. The president arrives in town around 11 a.m. and is scheduled to deliver the commencement address around 1 p.m. NY1 will carry the president’s commencement address live from Barnard College, [...]

6th District Update: Sheng Out; Lancman, Meng Sue; Mittman Stays
6th District Update: Sheng Out; Lancman, Meng Sue; Mittman Stays
News Melissa Chan 5/03/2012 at 2:07PM

A democratic underdog in the 6th District Congressional primary race will not see her big dreams fulfilled this year. Ada Juan Sheng is off the ballot and out of the race due to an insufficient number of signatures, said a Board of Elections (BOE) representative. Both candidates on the Independent bid — Grace Meng and [...]

Potentials eye Vallone’s seat in 2013
Potentials eye Vallone’s seat in 2013
News Michael Pantelidis 4/26/2012 at 11:10AM

With Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.’s eyes on a larger prize, two Astoria natives have their sights set on his seat. Democrat Tony Meloni, the founder and executive director of the New York Anti-Crime Agency, has already announced his intent to run for office in the 22nd Council District in 2013, while Costa Constantinides, who is [...]

6th District candidates pick up endorsements
News Melissa Chan 4/20/2012 at 12:43PM

Candidates in the buzzing 6th Congressional District race have rolled out more boosts to their campaigns. Councilmember Dan Halloran picked up support from the Uniformed Fire Marshals Association, while Assemblymember Rory Lancman got the backing of the Communications Workers of America, District 1. Contending for the same seat, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley got a leg up [...]

This Morning’s Headlines
Assemblymember Grace Meng of Queens to run for retiring Congressmember Gary Ackerman’s seat
Assemblymember Grace Meng of Queens to run for retiring Congressmember Gary Ackerman’s seat
News Jay Lane 3/19/2012 at 8:48AM

Queens Democrats have chosen state Assemblywoman Grace Meng of Queens to run for retiring Congressman Gary Ackerman’s seat, according to two sources close to the party.Potential candidates met with party elders Sunday to make their pitch to run in the redrawn 6th Congressional District, which would be more than 37% Asian.“She is a smart choice for [...]