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Who do Democrats Want to Replace Weiner?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New York Democrats are lining up to fill Anthony Weiner's seat in the 9th District special election, which is scheduled to take place later this year. But there's more for party bosses to consider than just who makes the strongest candidate.

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The Empire

Spotted: Rice and Katz

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A reader says they spotted Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice meeting with former City Councilwoman Melinda Katz, at Pershing Square, about an hour ago.

Wonder what they were talking about?

Rice was considered the front-runner in the Democratic primary for attorney general last year, but was overtaken by Eric Schnedierman and his support from New York City-based elected officials and unions.

Katz too lost a close race, in 2009, when she ran for the Democratic nomination to become the city's next comptroller. That race was won by John Liu, who put together a multi-ethnic coalition and field operation not entirely dependent on the venerable Working Families Party organization.

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The Hot Contest for City Comptroller

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Who wants a job overseeing a budget billions in the red and protecting pensions in the age of anxious markets?

Katz, Liu, Weprin, Yassky. That's who.

It turns out three City Council members from Queens and one from Brooklyn are willing to spend millions to get the City Comptroller job ...



Eye on the Comptroller Race: Melinda Katz

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


Queens City Council Member Melinda Katz was on the steps of City Hall recently winning the endorsement of the Teamsters local union in her campaign for comptroller. The union represents 120,000 workers throughout the city, ranging from employees of ...

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Four Councilmembers Endorse Thompson

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

All four Democratic candidates for comptroller came to the steps of City Hall to endorse City Comptroller Bill Thompson for mayor. This year's Democratic comptroller contenders are Councilwoman Melinda Katz, Councilman David Yasky, Councilman David Weprin, and Councilman ...