Posts Tagged ‘Dan O’Connor’

Velazquez Scores Decisive Primary Win Over Three Challengers

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Nydia_Velázquez Lopez-backed candidate, Councilman Erik Martin Dilan, falls short by Alan Krawitz The 2012 Democratic primary in the newly created 7th District. which includes parts of Brooklyn, Queens and the Lower East Side, was billed by many to be one of the toughest challenges of Rep. Nydia Velázquez’s 10 terms in office. But, that storyline fell [&hellip
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Endorsement: Our Vote’s for Velazquez

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Politics

Photo by Jonathan Springer Over the course of her 20 years in Congress, Nydia Velazquez has earned the nickname of “La Luchadora,” or the “The Fighter.” And for the first time in almost a decade, Velazquez is facing a serious fight against three Democratic opponents in the race over the newly redrawn 7th Congressional District. In a congressional environment [&hellip
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Challengers Hope to Unseat a 20-Year Incumbent in Newly Drawn 7th Congressional District

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Politics

Nydia Velazquez. Photo by Jonathan Springer. Rep. Nydia Velazquez could face toughest battle since her election in ’92 In a letter sent to new constituents in the newly drawn 7th Congressional district, Rep. Nydia Velazquez wrote that she is sometimes referred to as “La Luchadora,” Spanish for “The Fighter.” That label may prove more than fitting as Velazquez seeks re-election to [&hellip
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OWS Congressional Candidate George Martinez Fails to File with FEC for TV Debates

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Politics

As the fight for Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez’s seat rages on before the June 26th democratic primary, three of the four candidates—Councilman Erik Martin Dilan, Velazquez and political newcomer Dan O’Connor—were slated to debate on NY1′s Inside City Hall last night. The debate was ultimately postponed, due to the unexpected death of Velazquez’s mother, but the [&hellip
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Meet Dan O’Connor: Unlikely challenger in redrawn 7th District searches for political accountability

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

| By Alan Krawitz In his quest to unseat 20-year Rep. Nydia Velazquez in New York’s newly redrawn 7th District, which now includes parts of Chinatown, the East Village and the Lower East Side, Brooklyn-born challenger Dan O’Connor is gambling that his familiarity with Chinese culture, coupled with a keen knowledge of economics and lack [&hellip
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Conspiracy Theory About Velazquez Race Turns Out To Be True

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics

This morning, Room 8 blogger Gatemouth posted an article putting forth an intriguing conspiracy theory about the four-way Congressional race involving Rep. Nydia Velazquez. And it turns out to actually be true. Gatemouth posited that the candidacy of Dan O’Connor – a political newcomer who is one of the three people running against Velazquez – [&hellip
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