Politics

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Jackson Heights

Crowley to be Dem vice chair

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) was elected last Thursday to serve as vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives. The new position will make Crowley the fifth-ranked member among House Democrats. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

Letters

Implement early, mail-in voting

New York state needs to take a long, hard look at how elections are conducted. During this year’s presidential election, there were long lines of people all over the state waiting to cast their ballots. Some did not have the time to stand on a long line, and so forfeited their vote. In areas where devastation resulted from Hurricane Sandy, voting was difficult. Some people had other priorities on their minds. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012

Sunnyside

Van Bramer readies for ‘13

The 2013 elections are a little less than a year away, but City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) held a kick-off party for his re-election campaign last week that netted about 200 people. Comment.
St. Albans

Brooks joins race for Sanders’ seat

The field to replace City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) got a little more crowded when Far Rockaway resident Selvena Brooks threw her hat into the race. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

Letters

GOP ticket lost over bad message

The election is over and the losers are in post-election mortem dissecting what went wrong? They will have four years to figure it out. If they do not come to the conclusion that they had the wrong message and the wrong messengers with which to deliver it, they can look forward to the same results four years hence. Comments (1).

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

Political Action

Queens GOP must stop infighting if it wants to survive

Since the early, 1980s there have been disputes over leadership within the Queens Republican Party, which has led to periodic election contests in the form of district leadership primaries, in addition to contests for members of the county committee. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

St. Albans

Smith splits to work with GOP in Albany

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans), who earlier this year tested the waters for a Republican nomination in next year’s mayoral race, will break from the Democratic Party to work with the GOP when the Senate reconvenes in January. Comment.

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