The score stands at 31-29.
That's the tally oin the State Senate, with Republicans holding a one-seat lead, a razor-thin hold on the chamber that the party has controlled for almost all of the last 70 years.
In past election cycles, the overall contest has come down to a few competitive districts. This year, Read More
A new poll from Siena College [PDF] of six key State Senate races show Democrats on the verge of ousting an incumbent on Long Island, and successfully defending a seat in Erie County, but losing in Buffalo–and possibly even in Queens.
If the results of the Siena poll hold on Election Day, Democrats Read More
Michael Bloomberg says he’s gotten past whatever differences he may have had with Republican State Senator Serf Maltese of Queens, and even wants to help him get re-elected. (The better do give Bloomberg’s Senate Republican allies a chance of clinging to the majority.)
Maltese says he and the mayor have “kissed and made up.” Read More
Serf Maltese, the Republican State Senator facing a tough re-election race against Democratic City Councilman Joe Addabbo, is getting help from two billionaires today.
First, Michael Bloomberg will campaign with Maltese in his Western Queens district this afternoon.
Michael Bloomberg will make his first campaign appearance with Republican State Senator Serf Maltese of Queens, who is in a tight race for re-election against Democrat Joe Addabbo, a City Councilman.
Bloomberg, an independent, has spoken openly about the need to help Republicans maintain their control of the State Senate since Democrats already control Read More
A reader forwards these mailers being distributed in the two competitive State Senate districts in the city, paid for by the Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund.
The image above characterizes longtime incumbent Republican Serf Maltese as old and out-of-touch, an idea that has become something of a default for Democrats (in Read More
[img_assist|nid=88|title=Robach.|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=200|height=290]1199 SEIU – a major union working to help elect Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama – is keeping its commitment to helping Republicans maintain control of the State Senate, announcing the endorsement of Joe Robach for re-election in Rochester.
“As we face a very serious fiscal crisis in the capital, we need effective 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 State Read More
Liberal billionaire George Soros and members of his family have contributed a little more than $1 million into state campaign coffers since 2000, with nearly all of it going to help Democrats in the State Senate.
Already this year, George, his son Robert, Robert’s wife, Melissa, and another son, Jonathan, contributed $199,500. George, Robert Read More