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Squadron Resigning From New York Senate

In an opinion column in today’s Daily News State Senator Daniel Squadron, whose district includes Brooklyn Heights along with Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens (where he resides with his wife and children) and much of lower Manhattan, announced his resignation from the New York Senate, where he has served since 2009. His resignation is effective this […]

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State Senate Deadlock Broken

Legislation may be able to move again in Albany as, according to the Times, Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. forsook the GOP and returned to the Democrats, thereby breaking the 31-31 tie that has persisted since his fellow defector in the June 8 coup, Sen. Hiram Monserrate, returned to the Democrats a few days after. Under […]

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Senate Coup Puts Squadron in Minority

Thanks to the defection of two previously Democratic state senators, Pedro Espada of the Bronx and Hiram Monserrate of Queens, to the Republican side, it now appears, as reported by NPR, that the Republicans have regained control of the New York State Senate. This would put our State Senator, Daniel Squadron, in the minority, causing […]

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Martin Connor Used Campaign Funds For A Brand New Car, Parking?

This may be old news, but it was news to me: According to a 2006 Report compiled by the nonprofit Common Cause organization on NY State campaign funds misuse, State Senator Martin Connor spent over $70,000 on “other” expenses, including a brand new car (a Jeep Grand Cherokee) and a parking space in Brooklyn Heights, […]

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Marty Connor Supported Congestion Pricing, But Didn’t Tell Anyone

The New York Observer’s Azi Paybarah shot this recent Democratic debate between NY State Senator Martin “Marty” Connor and Daniel “The Kid” Squadron. While Squadron seems to field questions in an open, friendly and transparent manner, Marty is… well… being Marty. Oh, and he supported congestion pricing, but didn’t tell anybody. Take the BHB NYS […]

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Kid’s Kamp Responds to Marty’s Mud

Yesterday, as 25th District state senate Democratic candidate Daniel Squadron was enjoying a photo op with backer Sen. Charles Schumer on Clark Street his opponent’s camp hurled mud at him in the Brooklyn Eagle. Incumbent Marty Connor‘s spokesperson Marty Algace told the paper that the Yale grad’s resume is as “deep as a paper clip.” […]

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