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More than two dozen protesters from three progressive advocacy groups gathered at the Mineola office of State Sen. Jack Martins Wednesday afternoon to present him with Roadblock Awards for blocking several pieces of Democratic legislation.
The protesters, members of Make the Road Action Fund, the New York Communities for Change and the Long Island Progressive Coalition, were confronted by...Read more »
Democratic State Senate candidate Adam Haber is accusing his Republican opponent in the 7th District, Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola), of violating Senate rules by sending out taxpayer-funded mailings less than three weeks before the November election.
The deadline for members of the Senate to send out district mailings is Oct. 3.
But, Haber’s campaign pointed to a pair of mailings from...Read more »
ALBANY -- A statewide cable TV debate in the state comptroller’s race is scheduled for Wednesday night featuring Democrat Thomas DiNapoli and Republican Bob Antonacci.
The live, one-hour debate begins at 7 p.m.
In a political season where candidates in other races continue to fight to get incumbents to agree to debates or additional debates, Antonacci offered a rare observation of Comptroller...Read more »
Chemung County Sheriff and GOP candidate for lieutenant governor Christopher Moss will be on Long Island Wednesday night to speak at the Nassau County Republican Committee’s dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
All major Nassau Republican officials, including Chairman Joe Mondello, are expecting to attend, said party spokesman Anthony Santino.
Mondello has endorsed Moss...Read more »
ALBANY — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino may not be getting much love from Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, but on Wednesday Astorino landed the support of the Garden State’s former governor.
Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, a moderate Republican, issued her fundraising letter for Astorino on Wednesday. Christie, as head of the Republican Governors Association,...Read more »
The Sierra Club has decided to maintain its endorsement of Democratic State Senate candidate Adam Haber, despite reports that he has invested in two companies involved in hydrofracking for natural gas.
The environmental advocacy group endorsed Haber last week in his campaign against Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola) in the 7th District.
Only days later, reports showed Haber had invested...Read more »
“I think he would like to be president,” CBS’ Charlie Rose said Tuesday after concluding an interview with New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo about the governor’s new, election-timed memoir.
“I think it’s in his blood,” Rose said after a 10-minute segment on "CBS This Morning."
The memoir and round of interviews are just two of the steps Cuomo has taken in recent months to raise his national...Read more »
Bottom line: The Newsday/News12/Siena poll shows Democratic incumbents Cuomo and DiNapoli well ahead on Long Island three weeks before the election, and Schneiderman a little less so.
Here's the story via Yancey Roy....Read more »
ALBANY — In April, Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino turned political heads when he picked The Lin Sing Association, one of Chinatown's oldest community groups, for one of his first political events.
In late August, when polls showed Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul was facing a tough challenge in the Democratic primary against law professor Tim Wu, the Cuomo-Hochul...Read more »
The two candidates for New York’s 7th Senate District continue to tout new endorsements in the weeks leading up to election.
On Monday, Democratic Party challenger Adam Haber received the endorsement of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
DiNapoli, a fellow Democrat from Great Neck Plaza, said in a statement: "As a resident of the 7th Senate District, I know Adam Haber is the right choice...Read more »