Politics

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cartoon

Tip of the week

Friday, March 23, 2012

Flushing

Elizabeth Crowley throws hat into congressional race

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) formally declared her run for Congress Thursday afternoon, ensuring a three-way scramble for Democrats hoping to snag the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside). Comment.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Middle Village

GOP candidates vie for Gillibrand’s seat

With opponents emerging and the statewide primary set for June, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-N.Y.) stand to defend her seat begins now. Comment.
Flushing

Elizabeth Crowley throws hat into congressional race

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) formally declared her run for Congress Thursday afternoon, ensuring a three-way scramble for Democrats hoping to snag the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside). Comment.
Dishing with Dee

Ackerman and Turner surprise Queens political scene

Can you believe all the dramatic political changes this week? The biggest surprise was Gary Ackerman’s decision not to run for re-election. As my husband said, “I guess that means no Acker-Bus trip for you down to Washington this coming January 2013.” Comment.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Flushing

Ackerman seat sets off race by three Dems

Democrats across the borough were left scratching their heads over the whirlwind of political activity centered around U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman’s (D-Bayside) retirement announcement last week and the ensuing political clamor that ended in the announcement of at least three campaigns. Comments (3).

Monday, March 19, 2012

Flushing

Lancman challenges Meng for Ackerman seat

The Queens Democratic Party endorsed state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) in the race for the congressional seat left vacant after U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) unexpectedly announced his retirement last week, but she already has some competition. Comment.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Politics

Queens will crown Ackerman’s replacement Monday: Pols

The political world of Queens is buzzing with possibilities about who will run for Congress in the wake of U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman’s surprising announcement Thursday evening that he will retire after his term ends in January, but by Monday the political storm should settle. Comments (1).

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