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Political Slates Set For March 1 Dem Primaries

February 8th, 2016 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

And the battle is officially on. Three of ten Democratic Town Committee Districts will face off in March 1 primaries covering the West Side, East Side and Upper East Side that will feature three slates, according to elections officials. Absentee ballots, key in these low-turnout party wars, will be available this week. The top vote […]

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Two Council Candidates Miss Petition Deadline, Count For Mayoral Hopefuls Continues

August 13th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

As elections officials continue the signature counting process to determine Democratic challengers for the September 16 primary, two would-be candidates for City Council, Leticia Colon and Ty Bird, will not be among them. They walked in with their petition sheets after Wednesday’s 4 p.m. deadline. As a result they will not be on the ballot.

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Endorsed City Council Candidates Could Have Company

July 22nd, 2015 · 26 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Challengers to Democratic-endorsed candidates for City Council have begun the petitioning process for the September 16 primary. They will need certified signatures from five percent of registered Dems in their respective districts to qualify for the ballot.

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‘Who Cut Me?’ AB Steroids, Plus: McMahon’s Body Slam And Rell Q Poll

September 16th, 2009 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

You gotta love City Council primaries. Vote cutting, absentee ballot bloating, one incumbent knocked off. The results are in and what does it all mean? A good primary day for party-endorsed Dems, with one non-endorsed incumbent Maria Valle going down in the 137th District on the East Side due to absentee ballots. Maria was competitive on the […]

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Primary Results, Sam’s Bridgeport Team, And Himes Flies With Barack

September 15th, 2009 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

9:30 p.m. update: Okay, City Council results. Unofficially looks like all party-endorsed Dems prevail. District 135: Incumbents Warren Blunt and Richard Bonney defeat challengers Peter Clarke and Mary McBride Lee, and Isa Mujahid who ran solo. District 136: Incumbents Angel DePara and Carlos Silva win handily over Mark Trojanowski. District 137: An avalanche of absentee ballot votes […]

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What’s Residency? The Eleanor Guedes Case, Plus: Primary Insanity, And Ramos Statement

September 14th, 2009 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Civil Service, Education

1 p.m. update From the City Charter: Section 13. Board and Commission Members; Residency Requirement. Except as otherwise provided in this charter, no person shall be appointed to any board or commission established by this charter who is not a resident and registered voter of the city. Where does Eleanor Guedes reside? An immediate answer is […]

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How Do You Like Your Tuna? Plus: Tate George … Swish (hopefully)

September 10th, 2009 · 43 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning

5 p.m. update: We’re inching closer to Primary Insanity Day! Four Democratic primaries for City Council will take place on Tuesday including the battle royal in the 138th District in the Upper East Side, one of my favorite city neighborhoods covering the northeast corner of the city near the Beardsley Park area and shares borders with Trumbull […]

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The Candidate Watch, Library On Ballot

August 27th, 2009 · 54 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events

For the past couple of weeks we’ve been consumed with civil service and library fights. Wake up, Leonard! City Council primaries will take place September 15 in four districts. Tyreke Bird has added some spice to the race in the 138th District after his arrest for an alleged assault. Not a lot of details on […]

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