Category Archives: Elections

Primary Elections Held for Albany Lawmakers in All Five Boroughs Tuesday Video

“I know the IDC wants to maintain a separate caucus. They want to have a say, they want to be kingmakers. And [Marisol Alcantara] allow them to do that.” Continue reading

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Pre-Primary Election Edition of NY1 Inside City Hall (09/12/2016)

A special panel of local political experts previewed key state legislative primaries in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Continue reading

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CUNY Forum: Economic Inequality and the Politics of Resentment

Check out @bobliffnyc on @cunytv talking #Election2016 w/@SquarePegDem SusanDelPercio @CelesteKatzNYC & Kai Wright Continue reading

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Michael Goodwin discusses the federal probe of Brooklyn police commanders, real estate developers, and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s nonprofit political action committees and finds that the ‘fish stinks from the head’: “[…] One hint of the feds’ focus surfaced last … Continue reading

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NY Times Uncovers Mayor de Blasio ‘Pay to Play’ Scandal

Political fixer, Harold Ickes, gave the re-election campaign committee of his pal, Mayor Bill de Blasio $19,250 in bundled contributions after his client A.E.G. Live won city permit to hold a music festival on Randall’s Island. Continue reading

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De Blasio’s 2013 campaign committee under investigation | New York Post

Looks like my colleagues at City and State dogged reporting snagged another pol (see Laura Nahmias reporting on ex-assemblyman William Boyland) playing games with campaign finance rules. The de Blasio campaign deny that they did any illegal coordination with 1199SEIU … Continue reading

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New campaign leisure spending ruling leaves ‘gray area’ | New York Post

Yes, the partisan and gridlocked NYS Board of Elections ruled that spending campaign cash on junkets is permissible as long as the campaign funds only pay a portion (50%, 75%,  99%?) of the related expenses and pols document receipts. It … Continue reading

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Editorial: Right on the money – NY Daily News

Key paragraphs in NY Daily News editorial re State Bd of Elections new enforcement counsel tackling LLC donations (controlled by a single donor) given an unsuccessful Brooklyn Assembly candidate: “[Risa] Sugarman — who was appointed not by the board, but … Continue reading

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Nemesis Drops Discrimination Suit Against Bronx BP Diaz

Bronx BP Ruben Diaz’s former staffer and long time ally Camella Pinkney-Price has quietly dropped the racial discrimination lawsuit. Continue reading

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Bronx Chronicle: Bx DA Indicts Former Assembly Candidate

On Tuesday, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson arrested former Assembly candidate Hector Ramirez along with another individual, Ana Cuevas. They were arraigned, entered pleas of not guilty, and were released on personal recognizance bonds of $25,000 and $10,000, respectively, on … Continue reading

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