Senate

Turner’s attention turns toward helping Long in Senate race
Turner’s attention turns toward helping Long in Senate race
News Terence M. Cullen 7/05/2012 at 3:21PM

After Congressmember Bob Turner’s loss in the U.S. Senate Republican primary, it is unclear what he’ll do next, as his district will be split up at the end of this year. Turner lost the Republican primary to Manhattan lawyer Wendy Long — who will now run against incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Despite the loss — [...]

Wendy Long wins primary, to face Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in November
Wendy Long wins primary, to face Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in November
News Billy Rennison 6/27/2012 at 2:08AM

In a minor upset, Wendy Long handily won the three-way race in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Long, a New York City attorney, defeated Congressmember Bob Turner and Nassau County comptroller George Maragos. She secured a majority of the vote with 51 percent, according to reports. Turner finished with 36 percent, while Maragos received [...]

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: U.S. Senate
Politics Queens Courier Staff 6/25/2012 at 10:37AM

Name: Wendy Long Party: Republican Current Position: Long is a member of Mitt Romney’s Justice Advisory Committee, teaches Roman Catholic catechism in New York City for the Narnia program, and is a member of the New York City Parks Mounted Auxiliary Unit. Personal Info: Long lives in Manhattan with her husband, Arthur, their two children, [...]

Injunction denied, new district lines are final
Injunction denied, new district lines are final
News Michael Pantelidis 5/22/2012 at 6:19PM

Following the failure of a preliminary injunction against the state legislative map, no pencils can erase and redraw district lines. The injunction, which was requested by Democrats, was recently rejected by a judge – finalizing the lines for the upcoming State Senate and Assembly elections due to the lack of time remaining for a trial [...]

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 [...]

New district lines ‘as bad’ as before
News Michael Pantelidis 3/14/2012 at 2:18PM

Recent revisions to district lines have done little to darn the disharmony between Republicans and Democrats. The New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) — made up largely of Republican senators due to their current control of the chamber — released its updated district maps on March 12, angering Democrats [...]

Congressmember Turner to run for Senate
Congressmember Turner to run for Senate
News Michael Pantelidis 3/14/2012 at 7:14AM

With his seat potentially KO’d, Congressmember Bob Turner has thrown his hat into a different ring. Turner, whose district was recommended for elimination as part of Magistrate Roanne Mann’s proposed congressional maps, announced on March 13 that he plans to run for Senate. The congressmember will seek both the Republican and Conservative nominations to challenge [...]

Senate Redistricting plan is divisive
News Michael Pantelidis 1/31/2012 at 1:19PM

Newly-drawn district lines may pit Senate Democrats against one another in a political dogfight. Under the proposed plan, which was designed by the New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) — made up largely of Republican senators due to their current control of the chamber — Democratic Senate Campaign Committee [...]