Politics

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bayside

Ackerman announces he will not seek re-election, decision could jump-start campaigns in Queens

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) announced Thursday evening that he will not seek re-election for his congressional seat this year after a more than three-decade stint as a lawmaker, possibly kicking off a domino effect of other campaign announcements. Comments (1).
Dishing with Dee

Planned changes in district lines create interesting races

When you were a child, did anyone give you a kaleidoscope as a gift? For those of you who are not familiar with kaleidoscopes, they are similar to a small telescope, but when you twist the rim on the top, you get variations of many different colorful designs formed into intricate geometrical patterns. Each twist forms a different pattern and no two are alike. The possibilities are endless. Comment.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Middle Village

Turner challenges Gillibrand for Senate seat in big money race

U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) announced he will run against U.S. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) this week, but now that the primary has been moved up and the election season extended, the funding gap between the two could become more paramount if they end up facing off. Comment.

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