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Giuliani Endorses Turner in Senate Race

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani is endorsing Rep. Bob Turner, the surprise victor in the special election to replace disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner, in his candidacy for the Senate.

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Elizabeth Crowley Positions Herself as Queens' Blue-Collar Congressional Candidate

Friday, May 18, 2012

She’s the worked-with-my-hands candidate in the race, who also happens to share one of the city’s most potent political family names.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Money on the Mind

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson; WNYC's Bob Hennelly previews an important NJ congressional Democratic primary; the bike share landscape; how NYC tech start-ups compete; and a new mini-series on tiny museums.

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Machine Casts Phantom Votes in the Bronx, Invalidating Real Ones: Report

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

A machine malfunction that caused phantom votes led votes to go uncounted in the 2010 elections in the South Bronx, according to a new report.

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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez Robocalls for Meng in Queens

Friday, May 04, 2012

Latino voters in the new 6th Congressional district in Queens are getting robocalled by Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez starting today, urging them to vote for Assemblywoman Grace Meng in the June 26 primary.

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UPDATED: In NY-06 General Election Preview, Lancman Blasts Halloran Over Living Wage Vote

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Assemblyman Rory Lancman fired off a press release on Tuesday slamming his potential opponent in the 6th Congressional District, City Councilman Dan Halloran, over his vote against the living wage bill that passed on Monday, in a preview of the upcoming general election fight.

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Long Issues Debate Challenge; Turner Accepts

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long is challenging her two Republican primary opponents to a series of three debates before their June 26 primary.

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Espaillat Caps a Solid Week With Correction Officers' Endorsement

Friday, April 20, 2012

State Senator Adriano Espaillat picks up another endorsement this week, after fashion designer Oscar de la Renta and State Senator Gustavo Rivera lent their support. The Espaillat campaign announced the endorsement of the the New York City Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association in an email to reporters.

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Republican Senate Hopefuls Lag Behind Gillibrand in Fundraising

Friday, April 20, 2012

Republican candidates hoping to unseat New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are having a hard time matching the junior senator’s fundraising abilities.

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SI Borough Prez Will Endorse Long for Senate

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro will endorse Republican Wendy Long in her bid for U.S. Senate this year, Long's campaign announced Tuesday morning.

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Rep. Towns Retirement Signals Power Shift in Brooklyn

Monday, April 16, 2012

The end of Ed Towns’ career in Washington is not just about the passing of the torch in black political leadership. It also underscores the tremendous demographic shifts in Towns’ district.

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2013 Mayoral Dems Back Meng’s Bid for the 6th

Monday, April 16, 2012

Assemblywoman Grace Meng got the unified endorsement of four probable 2013 mayoral candidates - Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Comptroller John Liu, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and former comptroller Bill Thompson - for her Congressional campaign.

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Brooklyn Congressman Ed Towns Bows Out of Reelection Fight

Monday, April 16, 2012

After 30 years in Congress, Representative Ed Towns will not seek reelection this year. His move leaves New York's 10th Congressional District with two main challengers, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Councilman Charles Barron.

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Hotel Workers Union Endorses Meng for Congress

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Congressional candidate Assemblywoman Grace Meng has received the endorsement of the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council. The union has a large immigrant presence among its enrollment, with 30,000 members being counted in the new 6th Congressional district, according to the union. It is the largest union endorsement the Meng campaign has received so far, and breaks a string of labor announcements for Meng’s rivals in the Democratic Party primary in the 6th Congressional district in Queens.

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Espaillat Hopes to Seize on Demographic Shifts in Rangel Challenge

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat's decision to challenge Rep. Charlie Rangel most certainly came down to the rise of a singular culture in the district, which is now 55 percent Hispanic.

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Republican Voters Uncertain as Gillibrand Dominates in a New Poll

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is in solid shape for her re-election campaign, which reported $9.1 million on hand. At the same time polls show that New York's junior senator currently leads in match-ups against her possible GOP challengers.

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Dueling Fundraising Reports in NY-06 Have Meng on Top

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The Democratic candidates vying for their party’s spot on the ballot out in the 6th Congressional district have been slinging around fundraising figures over the past week. On Tuesday, Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s campaign says she’s come out on top.

According to an email from her spokesperson, Meng’s campaign has $300,000 ...

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Lancman Snags WFP Support

Monday, April 02, 2012

Assemblyman Rory Lancman continued to line up labor support today, in his quest to be the Democratic Party nomination in the new 6th Congressional district in Queens. On Monday, the Working Families Party announced its support for Lancman in his primary race against fellow Democrats Assemblywoman Grace Meng and City ...

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Lawmakers look at state budget's impact on New York City

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

State lawmakers are in Albany this week to pass the agreed-upon budget finalized by legislative leaders and Governor Andrew Cuomo. The $133 billion budget impacts many facets of life in New York, and probably none greater than the City of New York. Lawmakers from the Big Apple explained the impact some of the key pieces of this year’s budget will have on the city.

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Councilman Halloran's congressional campaign responds to Dems

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The whole host of Democrats running for Congress in the new Queens 6th Congressional District had something to say about Republican Councilman Dan Halloran's entrance in the race this week.

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