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Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Bayside

Cuomo holds off challenger Teachout

Gov. Andrew Cuomo survived Tuesday’s Democratic primary with strong support from Queens, but not without a spirited fight from challenger Zephyr Teachout. Comment
Letters

Perry’s indictment nothing but a witch hunt

As a committed Democrat and former Democratic lawmaker, I am appalled at what is going on in Texas. Comments (2)

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Flushing

Stavisky beats Jung in race for Senate seat

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) is poised to return to Albany for her eighth term after she successfully fended off a primary challenge from Flushing activist S.J. Jung. Comment
Politics

Sanders trounces two opponents in Dem primary

State Sen. James Sanders (D-South Ozone Park) characterized his first primary for his Albany seat as a rematch with his predecessor, albeit through a surrogate. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Rochdale Village

Brown canvassers say campaign has not paid them

Everly Brown was apparently not the only loser at his Farmers Boulevard headquarters primary night. Comment
Bayside

Liu hangs on as Avella claims victory

Former city Comptroller John Liu has refused to accept defeat at the hands of state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in a tight race that ended with the incumbent claiming victory and AP eventually giving him a winning margin of 568 votes. Comments (4)
Bayside

Liu lawsuit for city fines languishes in state court

Former city Comptroller John Liu said along the recent campaign trail that he is fighting $525,000 in city fines for illegal campaign posters in his 2009 comptroller run. Comments (3)
Politics

Turnout slim in primary

A slate of incumbent state officials swept the Democratic primaries in Queens despite anemic voter turnout in most contests. Comment
Hollis

Comrie ousts Sen. Smith from seat

Former City Councilman Leroy Comrie, armed with widespread support from the Queens Democratic Party, overwhelming won the three-way race to unseat embattled state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis). Comment
Maspeth

Assemblywoman Markey wins quiet election with wide margin

State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) emerged from her first primary unscathed, garnering 75 percent of votes against an opponent making his initial run for political office. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Bayside

Avella declared winner of tight Senate race but Liu won’t concede

Despite the fact the Associated Press called state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) the victor of his bitter primary battle with John Liu Tuesday night, the former comptroller isn’t giving up. Comments (26)
Maspeth

Markey scores major victory in race to retain Assembly seat

State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) triumphed in her first competitive primary Tuesday, according to preliminary results from the Associated Press. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Flushing

Stavisky wins resounding victory against Jung

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) convincingly won re-election Tuesday night against her challenger S.J. Jung after a hard-fought campaign to hold onto her seat after seven terms in office. Comment
Bayside

Cuomo, Hochul declared primary winners

Gov. Andrew Cuomo survived a threat from two challengers in Tuesday’s Democratic primary election and will continue his quest to remain in Albany in the general election in November. Comments (2)
South Ozone Park

Sanders sweeps to victory in three-way race for Senate seat

State Sen. James Sanders (D-South Ozone Park) was poised for a sophomore term in Albany after coasting through Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Comment

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