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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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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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Tough June primary could mark end of Rangel’s career – TheHill.com

The Hill, a newspaper that covers politics and policy on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, has story discussing Rep. Charlie Rangel’s tough re-election fight. “Ethnic politics, an anti-incumbent super-PAC and a lingering ethics cloud all stand in the way of … Continue reading

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How a web designer named O’Rourke slew a congressional giant in El Paso | Capital New York

This could be Rep. Rangel’s worst nightmare. His House colleague, Silvestre Reyes (D-El Paso) lost in a newly redistricted district to Robert O’Rourke, a former city councilman backed by the Campaign for Primary Accountability superPAC, which dedicated to defeating incumbents. … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Albany County Election

ALBANY — A federal appeals court on Tuesday backed a lower court’s decision  not to halt last year’s County Legislature elections based on a lawsuit alleging  voting rights violations in the county’s redistricting plan. The 31-page ruling by the U.S. … Continue reading

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Rangel threat to ‘ally’ – m.NYPOST.com

NY Post is reporting a Rangel loyalist threatened to run against state Senator Bill Perkins, if he followed through with a rumored endorsement of Rangel foe, Adriano Espaillat, According to the paper: Following a Rangel endorsement rally yesterday in East … Continue reading

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Justice Department Preclears NY Assembly Lines | New York Daily News

Celeste Katz over at the Daily Politics blog posted the US DOJ’s official letter pre-clearing the State Assembly’s redistricting plan. The DOJ had until May 27th to render its decision. Today’s letter is the final administrative hurdle to elections this … Continue reading

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Federal Court denies preliminary injunction halting elections (Favors v. Cuomo)

Politicker reports that the Last Lawsuit Against Redistricting Stumbles as a judge denied a Democratic request for a preliminary injunction against the redrawn map, which means that there won’t be enough time now for the trial to intervene before primary season begins … Continue reading

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Court Orders Assembly Majority to advise on status of DOJ pre-clearance

On Thursday, the US District Court ordered lawyers for the Assembly Majority to advise the Court by next Tuesday, May 15, 2012, about the status of the DOJ preclearance process as it relates to the Assembly Redistricting Plan and the status … Continue reading

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Camara Calls COA Ruling ‘Disenfranchisement’

The SOP blog reports on reaction from Brooklyn Assemblyman Karim Camara to the NY Court of Appeals ruling upholding the constitutionality of the formula creating a sixty-three seat State Senate. Assemblyman Karim Camara, the chairman of the Legislature’s Black, Puerto … Continue reading

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