Friday, Aug. 10, 2012


Primary win will hinge on record: Miller

Inching closer to a primary election in his district, state Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) intends to run on his record rather than rhetoric. Comment.

Flores-Vazquez in state race

Democratic District Leader and longtime Flushing resident Martha Flores-Vazquez officially announced her campaign last week after collecting enough signatures to get on the ballot for the downtown state Assembly seat. Comment.

Uniformed Fire Officers endorse Avella in Senate re-election bid

Standing proudly in front of one of the area firehouses he said he helped save in the past, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) accepted an endorsement from the Uniformed Fire Officers Association Tuesday for his bid for re-election to the Senate. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012

St. Albans

Flake endorses Sanders in state Senate bid

City Councilman James Sanders Jr. (D-Laurelton) announced last week he had picked up the endorsement of the influential spiritual and political leader the Rev. Floyd Flake in his bid to replace state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) in Albany. Comment.

Court case against Stavisky dropped by Messer

John Messer announced Tuesday that he was dropping a Queens Supreme Court case that alleged his Democratic primary opponent, state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone), got on the ballot through fraudulent means. Comments (1).

Halloran calls on Meng to release bundler info

The Republican candidate in the congressional race based around Flushing is calling on his Democratic opponent to release the names of people who collected her campaign donations in the wake of the arrest of former state Assemblyman Jimmy Meng. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012

St. Albans

Malcolm Smith eyes GOP run for mayor

The head of the Queens GOP said Tuesday he had not spoken to Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith about a possible run for mayor as a Republican, but he did give his prospects a slim chance. Comments (1).

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Middle Village

Dems deny Crowley district leader position

The Queens Democratic Party settled some family business ahead of the coming election season, blocking a city councilwoman’s attempt at retaining her party’s leadership position. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012

Forest Hills

Katz running for Queens borough president

A familiar face is set to step back into the Queens political arena. Comments (1).

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