When Michael Bloomberg visited the Flushing Mall the Saturday before Election Day, supporters crowded around him on stage, yelled wildly when he spoke, and encircled him and his security detail as they left.
Dennis Gallagher didn’t. The former city councilman, who resigned his seat last year after admitting he sexually assaulted a woman in his Read More
Last week, City Hall News reported that to get the endorsement of the Queens Republican Party, the Bloomberg campaign agreed to back the mayor’s longtime critic, Republican Tom Ognibene, in a bid for his old City Council seat.
The seat is held by Democrat Liz Crowley, cousin of Queens County Democratic Chair Read More
Now it’s official.
Michael Bloomberg has the endorsement of Jay Savino, the Republican county leader in the Bronx. The news was broken this morning by David Seifman, who cited unnamed sources. This afternoon, Savino issued a press release confirming the report.
To run in the Republican primary, and appear on Read More
Here's one sign that there's a fair amount of support for Michael Bloomberg among Republicans in some areas of the city.
These placards were propped up in the back of the auditorium of a Howard Beach elementary school where Michael Bloomberg swore in new Republican City Councilman Eric Ulrich Read More
Whether or not Republican county leaders vote to allow Michael Bloomberg to run in their party’s primary, Tom Ognibene said they "may have a tough time sustaining the decision one way or the other."
If they block the mayor, "I think the pressure would come from state Republicans who really need financing from the Read More
When Michael Bloomberg spoke at the Queens Village Republican Club dinner at Antun’s catering hall Sunday night, he got a standing ovation from someone, at least.
“He’s been a good mayor,” said Joseph Gravagna, 29, of Queens, who works in advertising. When asked if he was bothered in any way about the mayor un-enrolling Read More
Yep, that’s Tom Ognibene, the Republican who ran a primary against Michael Bloomberg in 2005 (and more recently lost a City Council primary), at this morning's campaign kick-off event for Eric Ulrich, who is running for City Council.
Ulrich, also a Republican, is running for the seat being vacated by Joe Addabbo, Read More
I haven’t been able to reach any officials with the city’s Board of Elections yet, but if you ask Republican Anthony Como, the special election in Queens’ 30th Council District is over.
"I won by 38 votes," Como told me this evening. "I feel great."
Also running in the four-way special election Read More
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
The Republican City Council candidates in a financial report filed with the C.F.B on May 23, Crowley has raised $159,400. Como, who is second place in fund-raising, has $48,230 and has received, so far, $100,826 in public funds [clarified]. Read More