Post Tagged with: "2013 Elections"

(Photo via Hynes Facebook page)

In Turnaround, DA Hynes to Stay in Race

Brooklyn, Elections 2012, Revson Covering NYC October 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes’ campaign says he will run for re-election on the Republican and Conservative party lines in November after losing the Democratic nomination in September.

(From L to R) Maite Junco, Erica González,  Debralee Santos,  Carlos Vargas Ramos and Raysa Castillo at the CCEM-EDLP panel on October 2. (Voices of NY photo)

Panelists Discuss Latino Issues in Mayoral Race, Carrión’s Run

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics, Video October 7, 2013 at 11:02 am

Experts discussed Latino issues and the candidacy of Adolfo Carrión at a panel organized by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, reports El Diario-La Prensa and LatinTrends.

Letitia James (Photo by Voices of NY)

Beyond the Results in Letitia James’ Historic Win

African American, Elections 2013, Politics October 4, 2013 at 3:11 pm

The Amsterdam News and The Jewish Week look at other angles in Letitia James’ win over Daniel Squadron for the public advocate seat – opportunities for reform and her relationship with the Jewish community in Brooklyn.

Robert Cornegy has won the Democratic nomination to represent the District 36 seat for City Council, over two weeks after the primary elections took place. (Photo from campaign website)

Closest City Council Race Has a Winner

African American, Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Politics October 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Gotham Gazette reports that 17 days after the primary elections and following a paper ballot recount, there’s a winner in the City Council Democratic primary for Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights.

Adolfo Carrión addressing New York-based community and ethnic media at a mayoral Q&A organized by Center for Community and Ethnic Media at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on June 20, 2013. (Voices photo)

Supporters Complain Carrión Being Sidelined

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics September 30, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Supporters of Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrión are crying foul amid reports that the NYPD is not offering him police protection and the Campaign Finance Board is likely not inviting him to the upcoming two official mayoral debates, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

The Chinese community is divided over Public Advocate candidates Daniel Squadron and Letitia James, as often happens when there is no Chinese candidate in a race. Sing Tao Daily asks if this split weakens the community's political prowess. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY)

Split on Candidates, Split on Political Power?

East Asian, Elections 2013, Politics September 30, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Sing Tao Daily reports on the downsize of Chinese community leaders being split on public advocate race.

Photos from their campaign websites

Still Counting in Closest City Council Race

African American, Brooklyn, Politics September 27, 2013 at 5:25 pm

The Democratic primary race for the City Council seat in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights could drag into October, reports the Amsterdam News. As a recount starts and amidst allegations of voting irregularities, Robert Cornegy leads Kirsten John Foy by a mere 68 votes.

Coveted Latino Vote Still Up for Grabs

Coveted Latino Vote Still Up for Grabs

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics September 24, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Will the ‘Sleeping Giant’ of the Latino vote wake up for November 5? Gotham Gazette takes a closer look.

Voters Unsure About de Blasio on Carrión Turf

Voters Unsure About de Blasio on Carrión Turf

Bronx, Elections 2013, Politics September 24, 2013 at 4:24 pm

In the home borough of Independence Party mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrión, it’s not necessarily down to Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota but rather, between the Democratic nominee and the Independent “hometown boy,” finds The Bronx Bureau.

Some of Thompson's Jewish supporters remain undecided about whether to give their vote to de Blasio or Lhota. (Photos by Heather Martino and Jehangir Khattak)

Who Will Win Thompson’s Jewish Backers?

Elections 2013, Politics, Religion September 23, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Many in the Jewish community had thrown their support behind Bill Thompson in the primaries. Now that the former comptroller has conceded, it doesn’t automatically mean they’re going for Bill de Blasio, finds The Jewish Week.

Carrión Race Uphill, Could Hurt Democrats

Carrión Race Uphill, Could Hurt Democrats

Elections 2013, Politics September 17, 2013 at 5:50 pm

His chances are seen as slim but he could divide Latino vote and hurt de Blasio.

Wayne Jackson fills out an affidavit ballot at P.S. 44 in East Tremont. This year, his name was not on the voter registration though he has been voting at P.S. 44 for years. (Photo by Jake Naughton via Bronx Bureau)

Voting Relics, Other Issues Need Fixing

Elections 2013, New York, Opinion, Politics September 16, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Following reports of broken voting machines on primary day, community newspapers joined the chorus of voices asking the Board of Elections to fix the issue. Problems because of lack of interpreters, confusion over polling places and unavailability of translated ballots were also reported last week.

(Photo by Heather Martino)

Deputy Mayor Liu? Chinese Media Dissects Defeat

East Asian, Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics September 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Papers analyze the forces that contributed to John Liu’s loss and suggest employment options for his future.

Photo by Brianne Barry

Numbers, Clout Stay the Same for Latino Pols

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics September 13, 2013 at 11:56 am

After some election year shuffling, Latino presence in the City Council and State Assembly is virtually unchanged.

While the mayoral primaries took top billing in the media, plenty of City Council races, and a district attorney one, also garnered the attention of the ethnic and community media. (Photo by Maite Junco/Voices of NY)

Scandals, Upsets and ‘Firsts’ in Council Races

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Voices' Picks September 11, 2013 at 10:15 pm

History was made and various lawbreakers were shown the door, including the once-powerful Vito Lopez.