Here’s a map showing where Democrat Craig Johnson got his votes from in his election to the state Senate from Nassau County, courtesy of number-crunchers at the Working Families Party. The darker the area on the map, the more heavily it went for Johnson.
Port Washington, apparently, is Johnson Country.
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I just caught up with Republican state Senator Serph Maltese to talk to him about yesterday’s victory by Craig Johnson.
On one subject of immediate speculation — the possibility of partisan defections — Maltese said he spoke with John Bonacic and Joe Robach, two GOP state senators who, like him, are rumored to be Read More
A Democratic source called with some early numbers in the Nassau race:
52 percent for Democrat Craig Johnson and 48 percent for Republican Maureen O’Connell, with about 30 percent of the precincts reporting in [numbers updated].
This source also said that the districts which were expected to go heavily for the Republicans haven’t reported Read More
New York Blade Reporter Kerry Eleveld just got a hold of this flier, which includes the following line:
“The only way to stop gay marriage is to stop Craig Johnson on election day. Staying home on election day is a vote for gay marriage.”
UPDATE: The flier says it was paid for Read More
Craig Johnson’s campaign just released the numbers of Democrats and Republicans who have returned absentee ballots to the Nasau County Board of Elections.
So far, 860 registered Democrats have turned in ballots, as opposed to 799 registered Republicans.
For whatever that’s worth.
Also, who’s that Republican mayor on Maureen O’Connell’s flier?
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Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton are campaigning into Nassau’s 7th Senate district today, highlighting the importance of the race.
There’s been talk that if Republicans lose this seat, other GOP state Senators may abandon ship, putting every statewide elected office and both houses of the state legislature into Democratic hands. (Can anyone say Read More
Republican Maureen O’Connell’s people say it wasn’t them who were calling Republicans. Craig Johnson’s people are saying the same thing.
Don’t worry folks. All this ends tomorrow.
– Azi Paybarah
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Two media outlets trying to book the two candidates running in a Feb. 7 special election for state Senate in Nassau are going to have to make due with just one.
Brian Lehrer’s show this morning will only feature Democrat Craig Johnson because Maureen O’Connell is too busy to participate, her campaign spokesman Mike Arens Read More