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Is This Vito Lopez’s Last Election?

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VitoRampup1-300x224 Assemblyman Vito Lopez coasted to re-election on Tuesday, fending off a challenge from Republican stand-in Richy Garcia, but he signaled that it might be his last term in office. The embattled legislator had already lost his coveted housing committee and Brooklyn Democratic Party chairmanships this summer when news broke of allegations that he sexually harassed [&hellip
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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Claims He Asked Vito Lopez to Resign

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is now claiming he asked Assemblyman Vito Lopez to step down following accusations against him of sexual harassment in the workplace. These claims follow evidence in recent weeks Silver agreed to pay $100,000 to settle workplace harassment claims made against Lopez. Silver also stripped Lopez of his Assembly chairmanship, reports Gothamist.  [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Gloria Steinem Pressures Quinn on Paid Sick Leave Bill

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Gloria Steinem via Wiki Commons. 2013 Mayoral Race Gloria Steinem is pressuring Christine Quinn on the paid sick leave bill. Bill de Blasio took in heavy donations from the taxi industry, which he has supported. And Quinn took in quite a bit from a developer that was exempted from the living wage bill. Manhattan Voting machines in the Espaillat/Rangel primary [&hellip
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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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Campaign Roundup: Rangel & Espaillat Going to Court

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Adriano Espaillat, phtoo courtesy of wiki commons. Manhattan As Rep. Charlie Rangel’s margin of victory narrows, he and Adriano Espaillat are going to court today. A Dominic-American group is demanding the Department of Justice monitor the vote-counting process. Marty Connor is leading Espaillat’s legal efforts. Brooklyn The degree to which the two Satmar sects played a role in Nydia Velaquez’s victory is [&hellip
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Velazquez Nabs Brooklyn, Lower East Side and Hasidic Votes To Secure Victory

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

nydia-poll1-300x224 Nydia Velazquez needed to refuel after a long day campaigning. She was barely soaking in her victory — having addressed the crowd at Williamsburg’s East River Bar shortly before 11 p.m. — and was piling her plate with meatballs, roast chicken, fried fish, pasta salad, rice and some kind of lasagna at a buffet set [&hellip
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City & State: This week’s political winners and losers

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WINNERS Andrew Cuomo — Smooth as ever, showing off the Albany nanotech center, helping influence President Obama’s change-of-heart on gay marriage, not taking credit for it, et cetera. The governor may have a peculiar habit of describing his actions as historic but this week he really deserved to spike the football, as Obama admitted New [&hellip
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In Brooklyn, Peace Between Rival Democrats Is Rejected

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Politics

In Brooklyn, peace between rival factions of the county Democratic party is hard to come by. Recently, Brooklyn district leader Lincoln Restler proposed a non-aggression pact with Councilman Steve Levin that would help both young politicians win re-election, according to an account of the conversation Levin provided to City & State. Levin alleges that Restler, [&hellip
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