For all the political bandying over stop-and-frisk this election season, some of those most affected by gun violence in southeast Queens said it is not the singular issue that will determine their choice for the city’s next mayor in November. Comments (1).
Former state Assemblyman Vito Lopez failed to convince voters that he was fit for public office again, losing the Democratic primary for the 34th Council District to 30-year-old Antonio Reynoso. Comment.
The Queens Democratic Party rolled up a win in Astoria after its anointed candidate, Costa Constantinides, dominated the primary with more than 50 percent of the vote and will now face-off against three challengers in the November election. Comment.
Voter turnout Tuesday in Queens was fairly average for a primary as residents pulled the lever for Melinda Katz for borough president and polling stations from Astoria to Bayside experienced problems with lever voting machines. Comment.
Riding a wave of support from southeast Queens, former City Councilwoman Melinda Katz defeated Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) in a hard-fought Democratic primary for borough president and now faces a Republican challenger in the general election. Comments (1).
About half of all the money spent in Queens’ City Council primaries this year came from special interest groups, data from the city show, and their chosen Democratic candidates often won. Comments (1).
Former state Assemblyman Rory Lancman spent a year outside the public eye but is on his way to returning to public office after cruising to a Democratic primary victory for term-limited City Councilman James Gennaro’s (D-Fresh Meadows) seat. Comments (1).
Flushing attorney Paul Vallone sat on top of the five-way primary bid for the Democratic line by the end of voting Tuesday, but one opponent refused to concede in the race for the northeast Queens City Council seat. Comments (1).
With the contest to succeed term-limited City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) not yet decided, transit union leader Daneek Miller claimed victory on primary night while attorney Clyde Vanel said he would wait for the paper ballots to be counted before making a declaration. Comments (4).
The race to determine the next mayor of New York City was only half decided, with Democrats waiting to see if their primary winner would face a run-off and Republicans choosing a clear-cut victor. Comment.
In the southeast Queens City Council race where outside groups spent more than the candidates themselves, labor leader Daneek Miller claimed victory in the still-undecided Democratic Party primary. Comments (1).
An attempt by disgraced former state Assemblyman Vito Lopez to return to office failed after his opponent in the Democratic primary for City Council District 34, Antonio Reynoso, won the Democratic primary election Tuesday night. Comment.
De Blasio finished first with 40.2 percent of the vote, ahead of a slew of other contenders, including former city Comptroller Bill Thompson with 26.1 percent, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn with 15.4 percent, City Comptroller John Liu with 7.1 percent, former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner with 4.9 percent, according to the Associated Press. Comment.
Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s attempt to rejoin the political world was narrowly rejected by voters as he was defeated in the Democratic primary for the office of city comptroller by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. Comment.