Politics

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

Woodhaven

Velazquez boasts big backers in re-election bid

After a strong showing in last month’s Democratic primary, U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-Ridgewood) looks to keep the momentum going as the congresswoman heads into the November election. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012

Jamaica

Jennings rules out taxes to lower debt

Southeast Queens congressional candidate Allan Jennings is not about to let a defeat — or a political title, for that matter — keep him down. Comment.
Letters

Lawmakers can clean up Albany in three ways

Soon voters in New York state will again head to the polls to vote in the upcoming general election. While I am not a candidate for office this year, the season brings me back to 2010, when I was a candidate for the state Assembly. It also reminds me of how dysfunctional our state government still is and how hard it will be to fix it. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

Jamaica

Three candidates seek SE Queens congressional seat

Three candidates are vying for southeast Queens’ congressional seat in the Nov. 6 general election. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

Middle Village

Addabbo, Ulrich spar at debate

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) and City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) sparred over their records and qualifications for Senate at a spirited debate last Thursday at Our Lady of Hope School in Middle Village, with Addabbo portraying himself as a leader who stands up for workers and families during tough fiscal times and Ulrich arguing the effort has not been enough to change New York’s economy. Comment.
Flushing

Meng camp refutes Halloran claims of poll tie

The race for the congressional seat based in northeast Queens is either neck and neck or a landslide — depending on the poll you read. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

Glendale

Senate candidates blast mailers as negative campaign tactics

Negative campaign tactics are nothing new in politics, but two Queens candidates running in a tight race for state Senate are actively trying to separate themselves from a heap of harsh political mailers. Comment.
Politics

SE Queens turnout tops boro primaries

More than 16,000 ballots were cast in the Sept. 13 primary elections in Queens races for state Assembly, according to official city Board of Elections results, which equates to less than 10 percent of all voters eligible to participate. Comments (1).
Middle Village

Meng vs. Halloran in debate face-off

City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) blasted state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) on her absenteeism in Albany last Thursday, concluding a debate between the congressional candidates that was otherwise convivial. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

Forest Hills

Schumer endorses Addabbo in state Senate race against Ulrich

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) got the backing of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) in his bid for re-election last Thursday, winning an important endorsement as the hotly contested race for the 15th Senate District enters its final weeks. Comments (1).

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