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FBI busts Jimmy Meng, 1st Asian-American to serve in NY legistlature, for bribery – NYPOST.com

  The headline should read, “FBI busts Jimmy Meng, father of the 1st Asian-American to win Democratic congressional nomination from Queens.” Meng’s daughter, Assemblywoman Grace Meng, is poised to become the first Asian American from NY to serve in the … Continue reading

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The Jeremy Lin Of Politics?

In a lot of ways, politics is like baseball. Even when it looks like nothing is happening, a great deal is going on. Politics is also a spectator sport where fans (i.e., voters) can be participants. Fans often feel they … Continue reading

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Adriano Espaillat Concedes Defeat by Charles Rangel, Will Drop Challenge – NYTimes.com

State Senator Adriano Espaillat has finally conceded that he will not win the Democratic congressional nomination in NY-13. According to the NY Times, he will formally end his challenge to Rep. Charlie Rangel today. “I’m here to acknowledge that we … Continue reading

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Improving the city Board of Elections

My two-year effort to reform the operation of the city and state Boards of Election is gaining some steam due to the closeness of the congressional race in NY-13 (Harlem/NW Bronx). Some oppose my idea of transforming the city BOE … Continue reading

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Shinagawa wins race for 23rd Congressional District nomination | Star-Gazette | stargazette.com

After primary wins by Assemblywoman Grace Meng and Tompkins County Legislator Nate Shinagawa, New York is poised to send not one but two Asian Americans to the 113th Congress in January. Shinagawa’s victory is more significant since he won in … Continue reading

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New York Primary – June 26 – Go Out & Vote!

Primary Election Day – Tuesday June 26th US House of Representatives & Senate Polls are open from 6:00a to 9:00p in NYC and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Erie. All other counties, polls are open … Continue reading

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Hakeem Jeffries for Congress—Editorial – NYPOST.com

By every conceivable measure, Hakeem Jeffries is the far better choice. Indeed, he’s the only choice for voters who truly care about New York. via Hakeem Jeffries for Congress—Editorial – NYPOST.com.

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Barron candidacy stirs Jewish anxiety — NY Times

Sunday’s New York Times prints a breathless story about the “emergency” presented by the congressional candidacy of Councilman Charles Barron, especially given his endorsement by the powerful and influential city public employees union  District Council 37, AFSME. (I predict AFSME … Continue reading

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ADL Backgrounder: Charles Barron

The Anti-Defamation League maintains a dossier on City Councilman Charles Barron. Its material was referenced during Monday’s news conference where his candidacy for Congress was denounced. Pressure maybe applied to AFSCME to withdraw its support following after its local affiliate … Continue reading

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Barron v. Jeffries – NYPost.com

When Brooklyn Rep. Ed Towns decided against seeking a 16th term in Congress,he set up a clash of contrasting political styles between Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and City Councilman Charles Barron.The contest might be a glimpse of the future of black … Continue reading

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