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6th Congressional District: Meet the Democratic Candidates

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Democratic primary candidates for the 6th district discuss what's at stake: New York State Assembly member for the 25th assembly district in Queens, Rory Lancman; medical doctor Robert MittmanNew York City Council member Elizabeth Crowley; and member of the New York State Assembly Grace Meng.

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Barron and Jeffries in Bitter Battle for Congressional Seat

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

In a primary race with no incumbent, two very different candidates are vying to represent a congressional district that has been served by the same man for the last 30 years.

After three terms in Albany, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries is well regarded for his ability to build bridges across ...

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In Hudson Valley, Dems Crowd Primary to Challenge Freshman Hayworth

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Hudson Valley’s redrawn 18th Congressional District stretches across farms, tony vacation communities, and struggling post-industrial cities. Its new lines wrap around the city’s inner-ring suburbs like a horseshoe, lending its politics a mix of small town provincialism and bold-faced names. Supporting players in this primary contest, for example, include President Bill Clinton, Fox News Chief Roger Ailes, and the street vendor who spotted the would-be Times Square bomber. 

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Lancman Goes After Opponents on Israel, National Security

Monday, June 18, 2012

A week before the Congressional primary elections, Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s campaign is casting his opponents as weak on Israel and national security in a new piece of mail.

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13th Congressional District: Meet the Democratic Candidates

Monday, June 18, 2012

Charles Rangel, incumbent congressman, candidate Craig Schley, candidate Joyce Johnson, candidate Clyde Edward Williams, Jr., and Adriano Espaillat, New York State Senator, discuss their campaigns in the Democratic primary race to represent New York's 13th congressional district.

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Long, Turner and Maragos: The Race to Replace Gillibrand

Friday, June 15, 2012

Republicans haven’t held a U.S. Senate seat in New York since 1999, when Alfonse D’Amato lost to Charles Schumer. But instead of rallying around one candidate, this year there is a three-way race for an unseasonably early primary on June 26.

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A Question of Crisis Rises in the Queens Congressional Primary Race

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rarely does a Democratic primary in New York City consist of candidates wildly out of sync on major policy issues. It’s not surprising that campaigns try over the course of a race to put space between their candidate and the rest through nuanced arguments over core issues.

Out in the 6th Congressional race in Queens, Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s campaign is trying to do just that when it comes to Social Security.

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Barron, Jeffries Air Out Differences in Brooklyn Congressional Race on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The two candidates for the 8th Congressional district's Democratic primary made their case on air with WNYC's Brian Lehrer on Thursday. Both Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and City Councilman Charles Barron defended about their records at home and outlined their goals in Congress.

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NY 8th Candidates: Jeffries vs. Barron

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hakeem Jeffries, New York State Assemblyman representing central Brooklyn (D-57), and Charles Barron, New York City Councilman (D-42) representing East New York and Brownsville, make their cases to be the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Congress seat being vacated by Ed Towns in New York's 8th District.

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UPDATED -- ICYMI: Congressional Candidates for the NY13 Debate in the Bronx, Without Rangel

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monday night turned into a game of "spot the difference" for Harlem and Bronx residents as the candidates for the 13th Congressional district primary squared off in two televised debates.

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AFSCME Backs Locals', Will Commit Resources for Barron in Congressional Battle

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

One of the country's largest public labor unions said on Tuesday that it would spend money on behalf of Congressional candidate and Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron.

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'Viper' Barron's Congressional Bid Denounced, Called the 'David Duke of New York City'

Monday, June 11, 2012

At a time when political candidates are holding press events to tout endorsements, a group of elected leaders met in front of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan on Monday to denounce a candidate for Congress, Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron.

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Halloran on Opponents: None Have 'Have Real Private Sector Job Experience"

Monday, June 11, 2012

Now that Councilman Dan Halloran has got the EMP threat addressed, he's working to tie his three potential opponents to the controversial comments made by the President over the weekend.

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Councilman Dan Halloran Vows to Join Congressional EMP Caucus

Monday, June 11, 2012

Electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, may not be tops on most peoples national security threats, but if Councilman Dan Halloran makes it to Congress from the 6th District in Queens, he's vowing to join the official caucus in the House fighting to prevent an EMP attack.

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Clinton Backs Maloney in NY18 Democratic Primary

Monday, June 11, 2012

Former President Bill Clinton threw his weight behind former aide Sean Patrick in the five-way Democratic race to challenge Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth in the new 18th Congressional district in the Hudson Valley. 

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Barron and Jefferies Square Off, Politely, in East New York Congressional Debate

Friday, June 08, 2012

East New Yorker residents filled the rows of a local movie theater on Thursday night to watch what could have been an explosive debate between the two Democratic candidates for Congress in the 8th district in Brooklyn. Instead, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and City Councilman Charles Barron spoke congenially about their respective platform, records and positions on issues affecting those in attendance.

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UPDATED: Espaillat Camp Says It Never Received an Endorsement Invite from the Amsterdam News

Friday, June 08, 2012

A day after accusing state senator Adriano Espaillat of ignoring its endorsement meeting announcement, the Espaillat campaign is saying they never got it.

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Espaillat, in DC, Touts Anti 'Stop-and-Frisk' Efforts

Thursday, June 07, 2012

State Senator and 13th Congressional district candidate Adriano Espaillat took the opportunity to tout his trip with other New York elected officials to Washington, DC today. Senate Dems are bringing their opposition to the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy to the nation’s capital.

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The Amsterdam News Makes Its Picks in Congressional Primaries

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Congressional incumbents and one incumbent-backed candidate received endorsements from the New York Amsterdam News on Thursday afternoon.

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Dem Congressional Candidates Barron, Jefferies to Debate in East New York

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries will face off for the second time on Thursday evening in the heart of Barron's city council district.

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