Posts Tagged ‘Grace Meng’

Campaign Roundup: Despite Fundraising Scandal, John Liu Bags $600k for Mayoral Run

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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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Campaign Roundup: Cuomo endorses Velazquez and Rangel

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Rudy Giuliani. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. U.S. Senate Wendy Long and Bob Turner got into a spat over a robocall Rudy Giuliani recorded for Turner. Brooklyn Fearing the potential election of Charles Barron, a flood of national campaign cash in flowing in for Hakeem Jeffries. Nydia Velazquez and her challengers debated on NY1. Manhattan Tom Duane officially endorsed Brad Hoylman. Queens [&hellip
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Clyde Williams Secures New York Times Endorsement

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Clyde Williams, one of a handful of Democratic candidates running in the Congressional district spanning northern Manhattan and the South Bronx, has been largely overlooked in the press with much of the attention going to longtime incumbent Rep. Charlie Rangel and to another challenger, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat. But this weekend Williams, who used to [&hellip
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Lotto Millionaire Isaac Sasson Eyes Assembly Seat

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Self-funding lotto millionaire Isaac Sasson, who narrowly lost a City Council bid in 2009 and a state Senate bid in 2010, is now seriously weighing a run for Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s seat, according to political consultant Jay Golub, a key advisor during Sasson’s 2010 campaign. “He is weighing his options,” Golub said in an email. [&hellip
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Israel Remains Central Issue in Local Congressional Race

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In the wake of last week’s New York Times article on the NY-06 race evolving into “Israelapalooza,” Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s supporters are attempting to raise money off Councilwoman Liz Crowley’s comment in the article that all the emphasis on Israel is a “distraction.”   The below fundraising pitch was sent out Friday afternoon by former [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Cuomo reportedly is open to endorsing Ray Kelly’s possible candidacy, but would wait to see the outcome of the Democratic primary

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2013 Mayoral Race Andrew Cuomo reportedly is open to endorsing Ray Kelly’s possible candidacy, but would wait to see the outcome of the Democratic primary. Malcolm Smith joked that he might throw his hat into the mayoral field. Brooklyn Who else may be eying a Brooklyn BP run, now that Carlo Scissura is out of [&hellip
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Heard Around Town, April 16, 2012

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* Assemblyman Rory Lancman is set to be endorsed by the Communications Workers of America at an event today where the NY-09 congressional candidate will also call for the adoption of the so-called “Buffet Rule,” the tax code change being promoted by the Obama administration. The CWA’s endorsement shouldn’t be too surprising. Lancman has already [&hellip
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