Here’s Ed Koch endorsing Republican City Councilman Eric Ulrich of Queens for re-election.
“I believe that the City Council best represents the people when it has strong bi-partisan leadership,” Koch said in a public statement.
An interested reader noted that Koch’s name carries some extra clout in the Broad Channel section of the district, since Read More
Getting your opponent knocked off the ballot has its practical benefits, but it won’t necessarily make you popular, as City Council candidate Geraldine Chappey found out during a debate last night at the Saint Barnabas Church in Howard Beach.
Chappey filed a challenge and succeeded in knocking off the leading candidate in the race, Read More
One of the city’s most powerful unions, 1199 SEIU, endorsed in two of the three February 24 special elections.
On Staten Island, the health care group endorsed Debi Rose, the only woman in a crowded race that includes Ken Mitchell, formerly chief of staff to former councilman Mike McMahon.
In Jackson Heights the Read More
Michael Bloomberg announced that Feb. 24 will be the date for special elections for the City Council seats being vacated by Hiram Monserrate, Joseph Addabbo and Mike McMahon.
Monserrate and Addabbo, both of Queens, were elected to the State Senate. McMahon, of Staten Island, was elected to Congress.
The races will be nonpartisan Read More