State Senate

Messer refuses to give up fight
Messer refuses to give up fight
News Alexa Altman 9/14/2012 at 1:11AM

It was a fight not easily conceded. State Senate hopeful John Messer refused to back down after opponent Toby Ann Stavisky reported winning numbers during the primary race for the 16th District. Messer said a hard hit in the south Flushing neighborhood of Electchester — a Stavisky-favored area — caused his influence to dwindle at [...]

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani to endorse Ulrich after opponent’s inflammatory mailer
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani to endorse Ulrich after opponent’s inflammatory mailer
News Terence M. Cullen 9/12/2012 at 2:28PM

Following a mailer criticizing Councilmember Eric Ulrich for associating with Democratic and gay politicians, Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani today will endorse the senate hopeful on the eve of the Republican primary for State Senate District 15. Friends of Juan Reyes — the campaign for Ulrich’s opponent — has sent out several mailers leading up to [...]

Sanders calls for Huntley to exit Senate race
Sanders calls for Huntley to exit Senate race
News Billy Rennison 8/28/2012 at 3:10PM

In light of charges levied against State Senator Shirley Huntley, her primary opponent is calling for her to step down and exit the race for her seat immediately. “With great regret, I am calling upon Senator Shirley Huntley to take the high road. Step aside so that a new voice can take over and you [...]

King endorses Ulrich for State Senate
News Terence M. Cullen 8/15/2012 at 12:58PM

With less than a month until the Republican primary for the 15th State Senate District, Congressmember Peter King endorsed Councilmember Eric Ulrich – adding to the long list of endorsements for the city representative. “Eric understands that the way to put New Yorkers back to work and grow our economy is by lowering taxes on [...]

Candidates start slinging mud in 15th Senate District
News Terence M. Cullen 7/10/2012 at 5:02PM

Though the 15th Senate District Republican Primary is still two months away, there has already been heavy campaigning — and a lot of mudslinging. A mailer sent out by the Juan Reyes campaign last month claimed that incumbent councilmember and State Senate hopeful Eric Ulrich was the choice of Republican party insiders. “If the Albany [...]

Pataki Endorses Ulrich for State Senate
Pataki Endorses Ulrich for State Senate
Politics Kevin J. Ryan 6/28/2012 at 12:51PM

Former Governor George Pataki spoke in support of Councilmember Eric Ulrich’s bid for State Senate at a recent fundraiser. Pataki said he enjoys the private sector these days and publicly endorses a campaign only when he believes strongly in the candidate. “Eric Ulrich,” he said, “is someone in whom I strongly believe. [He] has done [...]

Gianaris to face GOP newcomer
Gianaris to face GOP newcomer
News Michael Pantelidis 5/17/2012 at 12:38PM

The Queens GOP has turned to an independent in hopes of unseating Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC) Chair Michael Gianaris in the 12th District. The borough’s Republican Party announced its unanimous endorsement of Aurelio Antonio “Tony” Arcabascio for State Senate on May 5. Arcabascio, a senior level technology professional for 25 years, is also seeking [...]