Campaign Roundup: Super PAC Supports Mindy Meyer

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22-year-old-Mindy-Meyer-running-for-NY-senate 2013 Mayoral Race Malcolm Smith, a Democat, is exploring a mayoral run as a Republican. Bill de Blasio is courting allies in the business world. The NYC Campaign Finance Board is girding for an onslaught of Super PAC money in 2013. Queens Dan the “Ragin’ Pagan” Halloran. Brooklyn A Super PAC is now supporting Mindy [&hellip
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Jailed Ex-Assemblywoman Cleared to Run for District Leader

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Via City & State Crooked politicians of New York City, rejoice! Ex-Brooklyn Assemblywoman Diane Gordon, who in 2008 was convicted on eight counts of receiving bribes and official misconduct, has shown that a return to politics after prison is possible. Gordon, after two years in lock-up, is now running for district leader against AssemblywomanInez Barron. But Gordon had her petitions [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Ruben Diaz, Jr., Gets a Donation from Trump

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Diaz, Jr. Via Wiki Commons. 2013 Mayoral Race John Liu hired a consulting firm specializing in data cleanup two weeks before his treasurer’s arrest. Public Advocate Ruben Diaz, Jr. recently took a campaign donation from Donald Trump. Brooklyn A dead person turned up on David Storobin’s nominating petitions. State Senate Dean Skelos ultimately decided to pass on Steve Katz’s gun-themed [&hellip
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Candid Camera? An Interview with Conservative Activist James O’Keefe

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Via City & State. Conservative activist and Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, 28, is one of the more controversial figures currently operating in the media landscape. His hidden camera videos of ACORN, Planned Parenthood and NPR, among others, have served as a lightning rod—alternately drawing praise and scorn—and often sparking national debate. In his most current video, O’Keefe and [&hellip
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Queens State Senator Malcolm Smith Is Actually, Really Thinking About Running for Mayor

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Via City & State. Morgan Pehme has a lengthy cover storyin our new issue about Queens Democratic State Sen. Malcolm Smith, and one part I found interesting was the discussion of Smith running for New York City mayor in 2013. As unlikely that may sound in light of Smith’s current political status in the state Senate (where he’s gone [&hellip
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Queens State Senator Bloomberg-esque Campaign Spending

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Messer. Via City & State. Queens Democratic State Senate candidate John Messer, a businessman and attorney, has promised to drop$500,000 of his own money into his primary campaign – and so far he’s not disappointing. Messer’s 11-page July campaign finance filing shows that he’s already spent more than $120,000 on his race, with the vast majority of that coming just [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Mindy Meyer Courts Kim Kardashian’s Vote

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kim kardashian Queens Jimmy Meng, who was indicted yesterday, reportedly helped Grace Meng raise campaign cash. Opponent Dan Halloran called the Board of Health a “kangaroo court.” GOP Senate candidate Juan Reyes has a spotty voting record. Brooklyn “Diva” Senate candidate Mindy Meyer is courting the endorsement of Kim Kardashian, but knows little about Andrew Cuomo. Meyer [&hellip
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Senator Tom Duane Opens Up on Leaving Albany

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Supported tenant’s rights, LGBT issues for more than 20 years New York State Sen. Tom Duane surprised both political insiders and constituents alike last month when he announced he would not be running for re-election after representing a district that stretched from the Upper West Side to Greenwich Village to the East Village for the [&hellip
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