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2012 Congressional Races

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Grace Meng, Flushing's Favorite Daughter, Wants to Bring Her Nice-Gal Politics to Washington

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Besides winning the straw poll for political Ms. Congeniality, Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s immigrant family and political do-it-yourself background has positioned her as the aspirational candidate in the Democratic primary for the 6th Congressional district in Queens.

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State Senator Espaillat Snags TWU Endorsement for Congressional Bid

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

While Congress Charles Rangel was leaving city hall—sans walker—after receiving the endorsement form Comptroller John Liu, one of his opponents in the primary battle in the new 13th Congressional district, state Senator Adriano Espaillat, was in the uptown offices of Transport Workers Union Local 100, receiving his own endorsement.

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NYC's Embattled Comprtroller Liu Backs Formerly Embattled Congressman Rangel for Reelection

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Calling Congressman Charles Rangel someone who generations of Americans and New Yorkers look to “as a role model”, New York City Comptroller John Liu announced his support for Rangel in his fight to win the June 26 Democratic primary election.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Enter and Exit

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

It's primary day in New Jersey. NJ Spotlight presents a last-minute voter guide. Plus: Why the Cuomo administration is looking into NYPD tactics; the state of dictatorship; and how to make a graceful exit.

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Retiring Congressman Towns Backs Former Rival Barron for His Seat

Monday, June 04, 2012

Six years ago, City Councilman Charles Barron and Congressman Ed Towns were in a bitter battle for Towns' seat. But on Monday afternoon, the two Brooklyn politicians stood together Barron’s East New York campaign headquarters, hands held up above their heads as a group of supporters cheered behind them.

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The Weekend in Politics, Congressional Edition

Monday, June 04, 2012

It was a busy weekend for candidates running for Congress across New York City. Here are some of the highlights.

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Queens Congressional Candidates Square Off in Fresh Meadows

Friday, June 01, 2012

Five candidates for the 6th Congressional district faced off on Thursday night in Queens at a debate in Fresh Meadows. Huddled into the back room of the Christ Lutheran Church, the candidates took questions from the few dozen attendees on a range of issues, including medical marijuana, infrastructure spending and ballot access.

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Rangel to Receive Puerto Rican Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday, June 01, 2012

Los Premios Latino Espanol (The Global Spanish Latino Awards) are set to endow Congressman Charles Rangel--whose Puerto Rican ancestry has been the subject for a series of recent articles--with a lifetime achievement award tomorrow.

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Councilman Halloran to Bloomberg: Hey, Mayor, Leave Our Drinks Alone

Friday, June 01, 2012

Queens City Councilman Dan Halloran weighed in about Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest idea to curb obesity and asked the mayor to retract his proposal to ban large sugary drinks from being sold in the city's restaurants, theaters and delis.

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Espaillat, TWU Call on MTA to Improve Workplace Safety After Alleged Licking Incident

Friday, June 01, 2012

The day after calling on MTA CEO Joseph Lhota to take action against a supervisor who allegedly licked a female employment, State Senator and 13th Congressional district candidate Adriano Espaillat stood with members of the transit workers union to call for stronger safeguards against harassment in the workplace.

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Councilwoman Crowley, Citing Poor National Economic Report, Calls on More Jobs Investment

Friday, June 01, 2012

City Councilwoman and Queens Congressional candidate Elizabeth Crowley weighed in on the anemic jobs report out this morning. The economy had its worst job showing in the past year, with only 69,000 jobs added in May and the unemployment rate nationally crept up a point to 8.2 percent.

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Jeffries Drops Out of Congressional Debate in Brooklyn

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Three weeks before the primary election day, Brooklyn Assemblyman and Congressional candidate Hakeem Jeffries dropped out of a debate in his district because of the inclusion of two non-Democratic candidates.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Flame

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Iran has condemned the violence in Syria, but many still see it as Syria’s strongest ally. Afshin Molavi of the New America Foundation discusses Iran's role in Middle East stability. Plus: the candidates for NJ's 10th Congressional District Democratic primary; Alison Bechdel on graphic novels; and how to make connections that matter in your 20s.

The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ 9th Candidates

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Redistricting is pitting Democratic incumbents Steve Rothman and Bill Pascrell against each other in a race for the single seat to represent the new 9th congressional district.

→ Quick Links: Rothman for New Jersey | Pascrell for Congress | Patch Election Guide | NJ Spotlight Guide | Politifact Fact-Checks on 9th CD Race

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Bloomberg, Koch Lend Support to Rangel Reelection Efforts

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Call it the New York City Mayors for Rangel: Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Ed Koch both lent their support to Congressman Charles Rangel's reelection campaign on Wednesday, the campaign announced.

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Former Public Advocate Mark Green Endorses Lancman Campaign

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

It's a day of dueling endorsements: Just hours after Assemblywoman Grace Meng's campaign received the backing of Congressman Gary Ackerman, her assembly colleague Rory Lancman stood with former New York City public advocate Mark Green to receive his blessing as the candidate for Congress in the 6th district in Queens.

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Bolton Backs Long; Candidates to Debate June 17

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

GOP Senate hopeful Wendy Long racked up another endorsement on Tuesday, this time from Ambassador John R. Bolton, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

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Ackerman Backs Meng's Bid for Congress

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Congressman Gary Ackerman, whose retirement created the open seat in the 6th Congressional district in Queens, announced Tuesday he was supporting Assemblywoman Grace Meng's campaign for Congress.

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Rory Lancman Wants to Be The Next Queens Liberal Lion In Congress--updated

Friday, May 25, 2012

Assemblyman Rory Lancman wants to be the next in a line of Queens liberal lions that stretches from Senator Charles Schumer to, most recently, former congressman Anthony Weiner: high-profile Jewish sons of the district who are good at getting their issues—and themselves—plenty of attention.

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Once a Challenger, Powell Now Endorses Rangel for Congress

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The event was a public endorsement of Congressman Charles Rangel by his former primary opponent, Adam Clayton Powell IV. But standing below the statue of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., at the corner of 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard, next to Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.’s son, Rangel introduced his endorser by way of heaping praise on the man he beat in 1970 to get into Congress: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

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