The race for the City Council seat in Queens that Leroy Comrie is vacating because of term limits in 2009 is turning contentious unusually early.
Running for the seat are Ruben Wills, executive chief of staff to Democratic state Senator Shirley Huntley, Brian Simon, chief of staff to Representative Greg Meeks, and Read More
Three days into the new administration, the Empire State Pride Agenda released its ranking of state lawmakers and their positions on gay marriage.
The ranking shows some recent movement towards the pro- side in the Assembly, with a total 47 members who have now at least “indicated support”, up from 35 when the Read More
Yesterday, City Councilman Hiram Monserrate sent word that “66 votes separate” him from state Senator John Sabini in the Democratic primary for the 13th Senate district. That’s “down from 208…rather than 208 votes as reported by the Board of Elections,” Monserrate said.
Sabini’s people responded a few hours later saying, “Sabini’s lead grows Read More
For those of you still craving primary election drama, there are still a handful of elections that are at least technically undecided, where the margins of victory are smaller than the number of paper ballots still to be counted.
Party favorite Alec Brook-Krasny beat Ari Kagan in Brooklyn’s 64th Assembly District by 94 votes. I’m Read More
In Queens, incumbet state Senator Ada Smith is trailng challenger Shirley Huntley by 197 votes with 209 unopened absentee ballots to be counted, a source with knowledge of the race said. Read More