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Boro leaders gear up for elections

Hotly contested campaigns with candidates vying for seats representing northeast Queens are gaining traction with the July 15 campaign finance filings.

At the federal level, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills) raised about $230,689 in the most recent filing period and gained financial support from a number of people in Hollywood, including director Rob Reiner. His opponent, Bob Turner, did not file.

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) faces challenges from Democrats Isaac Sasson and John Messer and Republican Robert Schwartz.

Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) is being challenged by former City Councilman Tony Avella.

Padavan so far has raised more than Avella.

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