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Trying to join Queens county committee
One New Yorker tries to engage in the lowest level of city politics, is stymied.
Queens Dems under fire from new faces
The leadership of the Queens County Democratic Party is denying allegations that it is running candidates for the Democratic County Committee who have no idea that they’re on the ballot, including one who allegedly has been registered to vote in Florida for nearly two years.But one of the surprised candidates contacted by the Chronicle confirmed the story first reported by The New York Times; candidates seeking election without the party endorsement are miffed; and the city’s Board of Elections isn’t talking at all.
How a Political Machine Works: 21 People Running for Office, Unaware
In Queens, Democratic bosses run candidates without their consent for a board that sets party policy, even as reformers get kicked off the ballot.
Brooklyn Dems call out Sen. Felder
Brooklyn Democratic County Committee member Ernest Skinner says he has delivered over 20 signed and notarized affidavits from registered Democrats in State Sen. Simcha Felder’s district and a letter to Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Frank Seddio asking that Felder be removed from the Democratic Party for what Skinner described as Felder’s “lack of sympathy and loyalty to the party.”
Primary lessons for Democratic Party bosses: Let fair competition for nominations rule - NY Daily News
The stunning victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Queens Democratic Party boss Rep. Joe Crowley has led some to celebrate the end of party machine-dominated politics in New York City.
Have we seen the last of Joe Crowley?
Rep. Joseph Crowley lost his re-election bid in a stunning fashion. But he hasn’t lost it all.
OCASIO-CORTEZ’s coattails — The Bronx Machine’s election post-mortem meeting — CUOMO and NIXON in Brooklyn — New York City’s overlooked minority
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A New York City County Committee Member Launches User Friendly Website for First Time Accessibility to Community Politics
NEW YORK CITY, NY – 06-28-2018 (Press Release Jet) — The purpose of the NYC County Committee is to contribute to the creation of the Democratic party’s unified platform, organize local …
This day in 1918 in the Record: June 29
Saturday, June 29, 1918. Arrangements reportedly were made yesterday for “the silencing of George T. Morris should be become obstreperous or even insistent” at today’s meeting of the Rensselaer County Republican committee, but the
Ghosts in the Queens machine: Rep. Joe Crowley's profiteering political partners - NY Daily News
The national implications of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary victory over Rep. Joe Crowley are easy to discern. A former organizer with the 2016 Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, she’s part of a rising tide of progressive millennial activists who are bringing their hopes, values
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Legacy of the Bernie Sanders Movement
Her victory proves again the central insight of Sanders’s 2016 campaign: that the Democratic establishment is as weak as the Republican one that caved so easily to right-wing outsiders during the Obama years.
Getting a Seat at the Bronx County Committee Table - Norwood News
The 2500 Bronx Democratic Party's county committee seats are up for grabs during this election season, says organizers of some new political groups.
Democratic Committee Chairs from 12 counties in NY-21 send letter asking for pragmatic voting in primary
A letter send Wednesday evening from the Democratic Committee chairs of all 12 counties in the 21st Congressional District asked primary voters to “prioritize the candidate who you believe can actually unseat (Rep. Elise) Stefanik in November.”
Dems urge voters to pick a winner
Open statement says next Tuesday's primary is most important since Nixon era.
Through mailers, Stack, Sires plead their cases in West New York Dem committee fight - Hudson County View
Stack and Sires are backing different tickets in the upcoming West New York Democratic Committee fight, pleading their cases in two separate mail pieces last week.
A Primary Against the Machine: A Bronx Activist Looks to Dethrone Joseph Crowley, the King Of Queens
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, a New York community organizer, is giving Rep. Joseph Crowley his first primary challenge in 14 years.
Democratic District Leader Jacob Gold Steps Down - BKLYNER
Jacob Gold, the Democratic District Leader of Brooklyn’s 44th Assembly District, announced on Friday that he will not seek reelection following a recent report that he improperly used campaign funds. The 73-year-old real estate agent and former teacher has held the unpaid elected official position for 43 years, helping to nominate judges and lobbying on …
New York Democrats Select Their Candidates—And 'Purge' a State Senator | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News
The resolution to strip Brooklyn state senator Simcha Felder of his party registration was largely symbolic, but in November, the conservative Democrat could run on the Republican line.
Unpaid Brooklyn official used campaign funds to make car payments, buy cigars: records
An elected official in Brooklyn whose position is so low-level that it doesn’t come with a salary is living large by using his campaign funds to make car payments, buy perfume and cigars, and even …