Posts Tagged ‘John Sampson’

Local Pols Eye Tom Duane’s Seat

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics

With Manhattan State Sen. Tom Duane announcing his retirement last night, rumors are already circulating about who will run for his coveted West Side seat — and petitioning begins on Tuesday. One name that has emerged already is that of Brad Hoylman, the senior vice president and general counsel for the Partnership for New York City, who had [&hellip
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“There Is A Rat Among Us” And It Could Be Cuomo: Says State Senator Diaz

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics

Bronx State Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr.’s always entertaining “What You Should Know” column is especially enlightening this morning, as Diaz addresses a Daily News report that Senate Minority Leader John Sampson’s days as Democratic leader are numbered. In his latest musing, Diaz tries to guess at who the “rat” is within the Democratic conference that [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Quinn Marries, Allon Hopes to Bring Back Liberal Party

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

2013 Mayoral Race Christine Quinn tied the knot. Tom Allon says the main goal of his candidacy is bringing back the Liberal Party. State Senate Senate Minority Leader John Sampson likely won’t be voted back as majority leader if the Senate Democrats take back the majority. The race for Suzi Oppenheimer’s seat is getting nasty, [&hellip
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Lawmakers Back Felder in New ‘Super Jewish’ Senate District

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At an endorsement press conference yesterday in Boro Park, Councilman David Greenfield and Assemblyman Dov Hikind heaped praise upon Simcha Felder, the ex-councilman both lawmakers are backing in Brooklyn’s new “Super-Jewish” state Senate district. But definitive answers to the question of whom Felder, a Democrat, would ultimately caucus with in Albany remained elusive. Felder, who [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: April 19, 2012

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics

2013 Mayoral Race The candidates got a thumbs-down on their tech prowess. Might Kristin Davis run for mayor? Brooklyn Hakeem Jeffries may end up getting the endorsement of Andrew Cuomo. More on Simcha Felder’s state Senate plans. Manhattan Rangel and Espailliat are fighting over the endorsement decision of Oscar de la Renta. State Senate John [&hellip
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