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Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

Indictments, mud-slinging and insurgent candidates have all made for an eventful primary season in New York, where hopefuls battled over state issues to try and move on to the general election in November. Comment
Despite redistricting victories earlier this year that concentrated the voting powers of South Asian Americans in Queens in ways they had never been before, when voters go to the polls next week they will find no South Asian ethnic candidate on the ballot for either state Assembly, state Senate or district leader. Comments (1)
Queens elected officials say redistricting is causing confusion in the voting public. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Cambria Heights

Vanel makes Assembly run

Cambria Heights

Vanel makes Assembly run

Cambria Heights resident Clyde Vanel is putting his experience as a small business owner at the forefront of his campaign to unseat 13-term incumbent state Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village), but he is still undecided on the issues of increasing the minimum wage and charter schools supported by his opponent.. Comment

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) has served six terms in the state Legislature following a special election in 1999 and has put education and employment at the top of her to-do list should she be elected for another term in November. Comments (1)
Oakland Gardens businessman and lawyer John Messer is challenging incumbent state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) for the second time after the two faced off in 2010, and he is hoping to bring what he calls common-sense Democratic positions to strike a balance in Albany. Comments (3)
Flushing

Hopefuls seek niche in race

Flushing

Hopefuls seek niche in race

As the Flushing state Assembly race reached its final stages, some of the candidates took to the streets to outline specific points in their platforms and to tout endorsements from influential groups. Comments (1)

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) drew sharp criticism from his opponent over recent statements he made about her citizenship. Comment
Democratic Party primary challenger John Messer and state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) traded jabs over gay marriage and term limits in a heated debate last week, although they agreed on some key initiatives, such as job creation, opposition to hydrofracking and support for the state Dream Act. Comments (5)
Howard Beach

Senator revs up campaign

Howard Beach

Senator revs up campaign

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) said elected officials have a unique opportunity to bring positive change to the communities they serve, which is why he is seeking re-election to a second term in the 15th Senate District. Comment
Forest Hills

Reyes takes case to Republican voters

Forest Hills

Reyes takes case to Republican voters

Juan Reyes, an attorney and longtime Forest Hills resident, said if he is elected as a state senator, he would focus on growing underdeveloped job sectors in New York to bolster employment and attract the country’s top talent. Comment
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