CHESTERTOWN—David Paterson may face legal action either way he goes on a special election for the Queens Assembly seat vacated by Tony Seminerio.
If he does, then party elders—including Seminerio himself, regardless of the corruption charge to which he pleaded guilty in June—choose the candidates. If he doesn't, then the seat will be filled by Read More
Albert Baldeo, the Democratic challenger who almost managed to unseat Republican State Senator Serf Maltese in 2006, and who decided to run again this year, is dropping out of the race and endorsing the other Democratic challenger, City Councilman Joe Addabbo, according to Addabbo’s campaign.
It’s considered an important race because the Read More
As expected, the Queens County Democratic Organization endorsed Hiram Monserrate for State Senate over incumbent John Sabini earlier today. It’s a major coup for Monserrate, who has been steadily building a base of support in the Jackson Heights-Elmhurst district independent of the county organization.
Most people I’ve spoken with since the announcement Read More
State Senator Serph Maltese of Queens, who squeaked through past his 2006 re-election opponent by 783 votes, has spent thousands of dollars running ads in local papers in his district, according to his latest financial disclosure.
Maltese spent $2,073.25 at the Queens Ledger on January 18, $1,710 Read More
Democratic Councilman Joe Addabbo is having a fund-raiser on May 24th for his not-yet-announced race for state Senate against Republican Serph Maltese.
Maltese is best known outside his Queens district for having one of the closest re-election campaigns last year. Democrats narrowly lost that race with candidate Read More
Pictured here at Malcolm Smith’s inauguration ceremony in Queens on Friday night are Albert Baldeo, the Democratic candidate who narrowly lost to Republican state Senator Serph Maltese, and political consultant Gary Tilzer, who blogs under the name “Oneshirt”.
The two have been making the rounds at Democratic events, reminding everyone that Read More
State Senator Serph Maltese got 14,235 votes on the Republican line in his re-election bid against Albert Baldeo, who ran on the Democratic line and got 17,046 votes.
In most states, that would have made Baldeo the winner.
But here in New York, where the bizarre practice of cross-endorsing is considered normal, 1,621 Read More
Writing in today’s Times, Jonathan Hicks hit on the curious indifference some Democrats have exhibited towards their party’s razor-thin loss to Republican state Senator Serph Maltese in Queens.
The theory behind the lack of interest is that Maltese enjoys good relations with his Democratic counterparts that has somehow tempered their enthusiasm for ending Read More