Posts Tagged ‘gop’

New Senator, New Albany?

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Brad_Hoylman_2009 Brad Hoylman reflects on his first week in the Capitol A few years ago, Albany was named the most dysfunctional state legislature in the nation by a good-government group. But as I begin my career as the newest state senator from Manhattan, there are signs that the legislature may be beginning to shake this embarrassing [&hellip
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Why They Won: Democratic Consultant Bruce Gyroy on the Recent Cogressional Primaries

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Bruce Gyory Top Democratic consultant Bruce Gyory weighs in on the recent congressional primaries in our print issue out today: Pundits do a good job of assessing winners and losers after electoral events like the recent congressional primaries. Few are better, for example, than City & State’s First Read on Fridays. Yet while this last primary’s victors [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Despite Fundraising Scandal, John Liu Bags $600k for Mayoral Run

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

via Wiki Commons 2013 Mayoral Race Anthony Weiner’s wife is reportedly urging him to give a tell-all interview, amid rumors that he’s considering a run for mayor or public advocate. John Liu raised $600K despite his fundraising scandal. Tom Allon himself raised $250K. Christine Quinn is already focused on fundraising for a possible general election. Queens One of [&hellip
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Winners & Losers List: This Week’s Political Topdogs and Duds

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Julie Menin speaking at an event last year. Photo courtesy of PMC. WINNERS Charles Rangel - The octogenarian congressman can finally exhale after his primary challenger, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, conceded for a second time amid ballot irregularities. It is unclear whether Rangel will consider running again in 2014, and Adam Clayton Powell IV is already calling dibs on the seat, but the veteran lawmaker will certainly relish [&hellip
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Endorsement: Bob Turner, The GOP’s Best Choice for The Senate

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Politics, West Side Spirit

Bob Turner. GOP primaries are not the norm in New York City, but this Tuesday, registered Republicans have the chance to pick a nominee to challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in November. Of the three candidates, U.S. Rep. Bob Turner seems to have the best experience and is the one most ready to represent all New Yorkers in [&hellip
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Gillibrand Opponent Wendy Long Has $81,000 More in Debt Than Cash

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Wendy_Long_Headshot-200x300 Republican U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long’s campaign appears to have some real financial troubles, with her new campaign finance filing showing her with only $112,000 in cash on hand, while holding $193,000 in debt. Long, one of the leading contenders for the GOP nomination to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, raised $104,000 between [&hellip
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Super Tuesday Hits with GOP Nomination Still Up For Grabs

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, NY Press Exclusive, Politics

This year, March 6 signals the coming of Super Tuesday in which the greatest number of states will hold their primaries and caucuses for the upcoming presidential election. Seven states will hold their primaries, and three will hold caucuses to determine the actions of delegates sent to the national convention. This will be a big [&hellip
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GOP R.I.P.

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To the Editor: Take a trip down memory lane to understand why “When Campaigning is an Exercise in Altruism: In heavily Democratic Manhattan, Republicans are a near-extinct breed” (Oct. 23). Manhattan Republicans haven’t offered Democrats serious competition for public office on any level in years. The citadel of liberal Republicans based in the East Side [&hellip
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