City Councilman Jim Gennaro hired as his spokesman former Queens Tribune editor Brad Groznik. Groznik, who bears a resemblance to an actor who played a well-known superhero, is replacing Shams Tarek, a multi-faceted flack who is now doing not-so-covert political stuff with the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee.
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A reader sends over this picture from the start of the official vote count at the Staten Island Board of Elections office this morning, where officials will determine if Ken Mitchell's slim (and somewhat varying) lead holds, or if Debi Rose won in an upset.
The February 24 election was conducted entirely Read More
Ending a three-month recount process, Jim Gennaro finally conceded to incumbent state senator Frank Padavan.
In his statement, Gennaro, a Democrat, hammered away at Padavan for what he said was a systematic effort to "disenfranchise" voters, and said, "I call upon Mr. Padavan to apologize to every voter."
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Yesterday the city Board of Election dealt a blow to Jim Gennaro’s remaining hopes of catching incumbent State Senator Frank Padavan in a recount of their close election, voting “to uphold, formalize and finalize” a prior ruling that prevented about 2,000 ballots from being counted that might have overturned Padavan’s lead in the race.
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It wasn’t all that long ago that supporting nuclear power as a Democrat in New York State was an easy way to lose an election.
"In 1992 I was in a three-way race for the State Assembly," said Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, whose opponents in that race were a high school math teacher in his fifties Read More
As of 4 p.m., Republican Frank Padavan lead over Democratic challenger Jim Gennaro has grown to 707 votes, according to a reader in Queens participating in the recount and supporting Padavan.
This reader also said Republican State Senator George Maziarz of Niagara County is in Queens helping Padavan supporters with the Read More
Democrats are accusing Republicans of discriminating against minority voters during the recount in Queens where Republican State Senator Frank Padavan leads his Democratic challenger, Jim Gennaro, by 500 votes.
Friday, members of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus in the state legislature will travel to the Board of Elections office in Queens Read More
Frank Padavan’s vote count over Democratic challenger Jim Gennaro is up to 500 votes, according to Democratic spokesman Austin Shafran. During an earlier stage of the hand recount, Padavan’s margin had dipped down to 474 votes.
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As of this morning, Frank Padavan's lead over Democratic challenger Jim Gennaro is down to 474 votes, according to Gennaro's spokesman Evan Stavisky.
That's down from a 502-vote lead Padavan had yesterday.
"Frank Padavan’s vote-leads continue to plummet faster than the Dow under George Bush," he said.
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After an official canvassing of voting machines in Queens, Republican State Senator Frank Padavan leads his Democratic challenger, City Councilman Jim Gennaro, by 502 votes, according to a spokeswoman at the city’s Board of Elections.
Yet to be counted are 8,063 votes cast by paper (absentee ballots, emergency ballots, etc.).
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