Politics

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012

Editorial

Why Vote?

The presidential election was over in Queens before it started. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn’t campaign here once. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

Editorial

Was Padavan so Different?

By the time you read this, it will be after Election Day. The presidential candidates wrote off Queens before the campaign began. That’s why neither candidate was seen here except perhaps on their way to Hofstra University. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

Cambria Heights

Support for Obama in SE Queens appears to remain strong in 2012

With key swing states such as Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania in their crosshairs, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney seemed to assume New York was a lock for the Democratic candidate — and judging by the sentiments expressed by voters in southeast Queens on Election Day, they were right. Comments (1).
Howard Beach

Storm recovery first for pols in tight race

State Senate candidates locked in a tight and nationally scrutinized election in southern Queens put their campaigns aside in the days leading up to Election Day and devoted their full efforts to recovery from Hurricane Sandy instead. Comment.
Astoria

Maloney says false tweets harmful to storm recovery

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) said Shashank Tripathi, the former campaign manager for her Republican opponent Christopher Wight, should be punished for the false tweets he made during Hurricane Sandy. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Politics

Turnout backlogs polls across Queens

Queens residents drawn out by the presidential race packed the polls in many parts of the borough, putting an additional strain on the city Board of Elections already burdened by the task of collecting ballots in neighborhoods destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Flushing

Meng cruises to House win

State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) vanquished City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) in Tuesday’s election, becoming the first Asian American federal lawmaker from New York state. Comments (1).
Breezy Point

Sandy’s impact felt as voters sent to other polling places

Election Day arrived in Queens despite the lingering devastation from Hurricane Sandy and the effects of the storm on voters’ ability to cast their ballots was evident across the borough. Comment.
Howard Beach

Addabbo defeats Ulrich in key state Senate race

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) beat back a strong Republican challenge and held onto his seat with a decisive victory to win a second term, according to unofficial results from NY 1. Comment.
Ozone Park

Control of Albany’s upper house hangs in balance

Control of the state Senate was still up in the air hours after the polls closed across New York state Tuesday. Comment.
Politics

Dems win boro House races

Queens elected Democrats to all seven House seats open in the borough with two new faces ready to represent the county in Washington when the new term begins in January. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Two new faces elected to Assembly from NE Queens

It was a successful Election Day for Queens incumbents running for re-election in the state Assembly Tuesday, with results showing no upsets in the borough and two new faces earning a trip to Albany. Comments (3).
Astoria

Boro lawmakers keep Albany posts

Despite a contentious redistricting that Queens’ Democratic legislators found to be a transparent power grab by Republicans to control the state Senate, Queens Democratic senators ended up holding onto their districts by large margins in the 2012 elections. Comment.

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