The race for the Queens congressional seat centered in Flushing is gearing up for its second stage, with the Republican Party candidate seeking televised debates and the two hopefuls starting off with modest war chests. Comment.
A Queens lawmaker called out state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and his party Monday, urging the Republican leader to bring a controversial gun control measure to a vote during a special session in Albany. Comments (6).
Candidates for the Flushing state Assembly seat will challenge each other in court before butting heads on the campaign trail, although a controversy surrounding one candidate has attracted the eye of the Queens district attorney. Comment.
In the 15th state Senate district in western Queens, the Republican Party at the county and state levels is dedicated to recapturing that seat from state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), who won the office from conservative Republican Serf Maltese in 2008 after Maltese had held the seat for 20 years. Comment.
A candidate for the state Senate seat based in Flushing has charged that his opponent, state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone), got onto the ballot with forged signatures, including one of a dead woman. Comment.