Posts Tagged ‘Ruben Diaz’

Campaign Roundup: Bill de Blasio Outraised His Potential Rivals for Mayor

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Via Wiki Commons. 2013 Mayoral Race Bill de Blasio outraised his potential rivals for mayor. Anthony Weiner referred to speculation about a comeback as a “clown question.” Public Advocate Daniel Squadron is leading the fundraising race. Queens The Queens DA may look into an Assembly candidate’s running of prostitution ads in his newspaper. The Queens BP race is [&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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“I Do Give a Damn About Obama Endorsement,” Says Congressional Hopeful Espaillat

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics

Charlie Rangel may or may not care if he lands the endorsement of President Barack Obama in his heated five-way June congressional primary. But his top challenger, Manhattan State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, went out of his way to say at a press conference this afternoon that he would welcome the president’s backing. “I might just [&hellip
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As Espada Faces Fraud Convictions, The Four Amigos Are Down to One

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Breaking News

The Four Amigos – the band of New York State Senate Democrats who were instrumental in handing control of the Senate to Republicans in a wild power grab in 2009 – are now just one. After a string of criminal prosecutions felled former Senators Carl Kruger, Hiram Monserrate and, Pedro Espada, Jr., who was convicted [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Simcha Felder raised $200,000 last week

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2013 Mayoral Race New York’s Republican County Chairmen Dan Isaacs, Phil Ragusa, Craig Eaton and Jay Savino discussed their plans to court Republican mayoral candidates with Errol Louis on NY1. Adolfo Carrion, former Bronx Borough president, is telling friends he’s thinking of running for mayor and will decide by the fall of this year.  Congressional [&hellip
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Diaz: Espaillat’s gay marriage support offensive to religious leaders

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State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. says that Congressional candidate Adriano Espaillat is “slapping [religious leaders] in the face” with his full-throated support for same-sex marriage. In one of his “What You Should Know” missives to the press, Diaz Sr. cites Espaillat’s recent speech at a meeting of the Stonewall Democratic Club, in which he promised [&hellip
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