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Cuomo Elected Governor, Local Incumbents Squadron and Millman Prevail

Democrat and former state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has been elected New York’s 56th Governor. While the outcome isn’t surprising, the ease of his victory, projected within minutes of the polls’ closing, is. In local races, there appear to be no surprises. Soon to be no longer freshman State Senator Daniel Squadron is the projected […]

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Heavy Voter Turnout Reported in Brooklyn Heights

Voters visiting urban polling places, including here in Brooklyn Heights, are reporting heavy turnout by voters early in the day. The Huffington Post: By 9:00 a.m., there were already 132 voters at a polling place in north Brooklyn near Borough Hall, which Politico’s Maggie Haberman calls “an impressively high number that early in the morning […]

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Area Woman: Too Dangerous Not to Vote Tuesday

The New York Times reports on the importance of this Tuesday’s election to gay voters and a local resident is quoted: NY Times: Recent hate crimes, the same-sex marriage debate and anti-gay statements from gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino have galvanized lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual voters in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill — as well […]

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St. Francis to Host “Tea Party” Debate

On Thursday, October 28, St. Francis College will present a discussion of the “Tea Party” phenomenon that has affected American politics this election year, including New York with Carl Paladino’s capture of the Republican nomination for governor. Brooklyn Daily Eagle: With Tea Party victories across the country during recent primaries, St. Francis College and the […]

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Times: Vito Lopez Said to be Under Federal and City Investigation

Despite his continuing dominance of the Kings County Democratic Committee, State Assembly Member Vito Lopez faces some major challenges: The New York Times: Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez, a long-serving Brooklyn Democratic leader who is widely viewed as the borough’s patronage king, is at the center of two separate federal investigations, according to several people briefed […]

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Millman’s Bill to Improve Election Process Becomes Law

This in from Assembly Member Joan Millman’s office: Last week, the Governor signed into law a bill introduced by Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman. The bill, A. 8692 (in the Senate, S. 5447), gives local boards of election the authority to ensure poll sites have an adequate amount of voting machines, poll workers, and other resources. […]

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New Kings Democrats Demonstrate Against Vito, but Get Crushed in Committee

As previously announced, the New Kings Democrats held a rally early this evening, prior to the meeting of the Kings County Democratic Committee, on the steps of Borough Hall. In the clip above, NKD President Matt Cowherd introduces Lincoln Restler, candidate for male district leader in the 50th Assembly District (ballots are still being counted […]

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New Kings Democrats Plan Anti-Vito Protest This Evening

This in from New Kings Democrats: Immediately prior to the Brooklyn Democratic Party’s biennial meeting, elected officials, good government advocates, members of New Kings Democrats, and dozens of protesters will lay out their 3 point platform for reform in Brooklyn’s Democratic Party on the steps of Brooklyn’s Borough Hall. Members will then walk over to […]

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The NY Post Unmasks Darth Vito

The NY Post runs a scathing piece today about Assemblymember/ Kings County Democratic boss Vito Lopez,  based on a 2005 recording of a meeting with “eight little old ladies.”   This report comes one day before he faces a challenge from the New Kings Democrats at the Kings County Democratic Committee meeting at St. Francis […]

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District Leader Race Results or Now I am 22

Update district leader final results from the Brooklyn Eagle: In the district leadership race in the 52nd AD, incumbent Democratic District Leader Jo Ann Simon soundly beat out Hope Reichbach with 2,645 votes to 1,657. In the same district, Chris Owens (son of former Congressman Major Owens) won the male leadership spot by 2,154 votes […]

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