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July, 2018

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Pols get antisocial on social media

There’s lots of news this week from around the political interweb. Comments (11)

June, 2018

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Incumbents prevail in primary vote

Tuesday’s primary elections were largely a victory for incumbents, who won over rivals in three congressional seats that represent Kings County. But some challengers snuck up to the sitting reps more closely than others. Here’s our recap of the federal primary election results in Brooklyn. Comment
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GOPer goes ‘Game of Thrones’ on corrupt pols

A Republican candidate running to fill the vacant Bay Ridge-to-Coney Island Assembly seat is taking a page out of the script of the popular show “Game of Thrones” by proposing disgraced pols be forced to parade through their communities in order to shame them. Comment
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Three’s a crowd in Coney Assembly race

A third candidate just threw his hat into the ring to fill the empty seat vacated by a disgraced Coney Island pol who stepped down from her post in April months after the Feds charged her with stealing money from storm-recovery agencies. Comments (2)
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Donovan whacked by both sides over ‘hateful’ mailer

Critics across the aisle are blasting the Bay Ridge congressman for hitting peoples’ doorsteps with what they charge is offensive anti-immigration propaganda just to win some votes in a contentious Republican primary election that has President Trump and his controversial policies at its center. Comment

May, 2018

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Trump boosts Donovan in primary race

President Donald Trump made a potentially election-clinching endorsement on Wednesday when he threw his support behind Rep. Dan Donovan (R–Bay Ridge) in his heated race against the convicted felon who once held the Ridge-to-Rock seat. Comments (2)
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Junk mail on the taxpayer’s dime

A Sunset Park state pol is sending out an excessive number of taxpayer-funded mailers, including birthday and Valentine’s Day cards to constituents, who complain the unsolicited snail mail is a waste of public money that should instead go towards actually helping the district. Comment
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Public Advocate Tish James launches campaign for state attorney general

The city’s head advocate officially wants to be the state’s top attorney. Comment
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Field shapes up for Harris seat battle

Two competing candidates threw their hats into the ring to fill the now-empty Bay Ridge-to-Coney Island seat vacated by disgraced former Assemblywoman Pamela Harris (D–Coney Island), whom the feds charged in January with stealing from the city and storm-recovery agencies. Comments (1)
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Beep launching run for mayor

From Borough Hall to City Hall? Comments (1)

April, 2018

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Alleged neo-Nazi to headline county GOP’s spring gala

The two Democratic candidates challenging state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) are joining locals in slamming the Brooklyn Republican Party for inviting former President Trump staffer Sebastian Gorka — a firebrand Islamophobe with alleged ties to neo-Nazi groups — to headline its spring gala next month. Comment
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First candidate for open Assembly seat

Coney Islander Mathylde Frontus threw her hat in the ring to fill the vacant seat left behind by disgraced former Assemblywoman Pamela Harris (D–Coney Island), who resigned three months after the Feds charged her with stealing cash from storm-recovery agencies. Comments (6)
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Dem boss takes sides in state Senate primary

Brooklyn’s Democratic Party Boss is throwing his support behind Bay Ridge Democrats member Andrew Gounardes in his campaign to again unseat longtime state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) over his Democratic primary opponent, Ross Barkan. Comments (1)
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State Senate Dems reunite — but will it matter?

Back to where they came from. Comment

March, 2018

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Golden nixes tarnished staffer

State Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) axed his longtime staffer for sharing posts on social media comparing Democrats and survivors of the February Parkland shooting to Nazis. Comment
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Musical chairs with Harris seat

The drama continues. Comments (3)
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Council’s women aim to multiply

A newly elected East Flatbush pol has joined a group of activists fighting to get more women elected to the Council. Comment

February, 2018

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’Tis the season for Democratic challengers

An upstart challenger is mounting a serious campaign to oust long-time Rep. Yvette Clarke (D–Flatbush), having already raised about a quarter of the incumbent’s cash on hand. Comments (1)
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Dem boss calls primary ‘waste’

Brooklyn’s Democratic Party Boss is angry that two different candidates have thrown their hat into the ring to oust the Republican Bay Ridge state Senator who has held the seat for the last 15 years. Comments (2)

January, 2018

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‘Independent’ Dem chummy with Hizzoner

He’s Brannan’s buddy! Comments (29)
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Coney Island Assembly seat may be up for grabs

It’s a hot seat! Comments (2)
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