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Monday, June 9, 2014

Mayoral Spin Cycle

Cuomo scores coup by attaining Working Families line

Once again, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has exhibited his highly superior political negotiating skills in securing the Working Families Party endorsement after a fascinating kabuki dance with the left-leaning — and important — group. Comments (2)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Maspeth

Markey launches re-election campaign

State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) launched her re-election bid this weekend while petitioning with Queens Democratic Party Leader U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) and supporters at her side. Comment

Friday, June 6, 2014

Flushing

Gim challenges Kim in rematch

Phil Gim is running for state Assembly again. Comment

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bayside

Smith’s federal corruption trial gets under way

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis), former Bayside City Councilman Daniel Halloran, and Queens Republican Party Ex-Vice President Vincent Tabone went on trial in federal court Wednesday with prosecutors calling the high-profile case a cautionary tale about “the corruption of an election.” Comments (2)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Bayside

Jury selection underway in Halloran, Smith and Tabone trial

Jury selection for the federal corruption trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis), former Bayside Councilman Daniel Halloran and ex-vice chairman of the Queens Republican Party Vincent Tabone was slated to begin Monday in what prosecutors have described as an elaborate ploy by Smith to bribe his way onto the GOP line in a failed mayoral bid. Comments (5)

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