As of this morning, it looked like Republican Anthony Como had edged out Democrat Elizabeth Crowley to win yesterday’s special election for a City Council seat in Queens.
According to the Board of Elections, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, the results are:
Anthony Como: 2,352 votes (31.71 percent of the vote)
Elizabeth Crowley: Read More
Assemblyman Jose Peralta, a Latino lawmaker who once supported State Senator John Sabini, yesterday made the case for Sabini’s Puerto Rican challenger, Councilman Hiram Monserrate, in part because the district is becoming more Latino.
Sabini’s answer to that? Barack Obama.
When I asked Sabini, who is white, about how race is affecting Read More
Tom Ognibene’s ad in the latest Queens Courier asks residents to “re-elect” him to the City Council in the June 3 special election.
Ognibene, a Republican, is the former councilman of that Middle Village district, but was term-limited from office in 2001. His successor, Dennis Gallagher, resigned after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a Read More
State Senator John Sabini is reportedly on the verge of losing the backing of the Queens Democratic County organization, which may endorse his likely 2008 challenger, City Councilman Hiram Monserrate.
Monserrate almost ousted Sabini in 2006, and that was before Sabini got arrested for D.U.I. Add to that a Jackson Heights district with Read More
Citizens Against Government Waste published its annual list of congressional earmarks (they actually call it the Congressional Pig Book list).
Of course, what one person calls wasteful spending, another person calls bringing home the bacon, and now that Democrats are in the majority, New York was supposed to be getting more federal money.
The Read More
Helen Foster, who is contemplating a run for Bronx Borough President, said the last two people who have held that job have divided the borough’s black and Puerto Rican communities.
A story in the Riverdale Review (still not online!) this week quoted Foster’s father, the former Councilman in the area, at a February 7 Read More
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel are special guests at a fund-raiser at the Yale Club this afternoon for six Democratic congressional challengers, including two from New York: Dan Maffei and Eric Massa.
Maffei is running for the congressional seat in Syracuse being vacated by Republican Read More
I just got off the phone with one of Hillary Clinton’s newly deputized "rapid responders," Assemblyman Joe Morelle. In the spirit of rapid responding, I named a few elected officials and asked him to say the first thing that popped into his head:
Hillary Clinton: “Extraordinary”
Bill Clinton: “Smartest man in any room Read More
Jackson Heights City Council candidate Danny Dromm hosted a number of influential local politicians at a fund-raiser this weekend, most notably city Comptroller Bill Thompson, who will be a special guest at a fund-raiser for Dromm’s opponent in the Democratic primary, Alfonso Quiroz [time clarified]. Quiroz’s boyfriend and treasurer is Thompson’s director of Read More
It’s worth noting that Hillary Clinton isn’t the only one trying to get squared away with Eliot Spitzer’s new license policy.
The governor’s (original) plan would have allowed illegal immigrants to obtain a driver’s license, but now it’s being linked to federal guidelines that will be outlined Read More