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We all know the conventional wisdom about congressional races in New York City: Incumbents don't lose. That has not stopped a number of people over the years from taking on
The Democratic primary in this swath of the west Bronx " shapes up as the toughest taste test since the Iran-Iraq War," Tom Robbins recently wrote in the Village Voice.
The Boyland family has been a power in Brownsville for decades, and now the nephew of the founder of the local dynasty, William F. Boyland Jr., represents the area in
Democratic incumbent Alan Maisel faces Conservative Party candidate Edward Bracken. Maisel, defeated H. R. Clarke, in September's primary.
Maisel collected $2,780 in contributions in the period covered by
Update: Carl Heastie fended off the challenge from Sherman Browne, scoring what was widely viewed as one of several victories the Rainbow rebellion lodged against the Bronx Democratic organization on
Update: Sigfredo Gonazlez's idea that a head-to-head matchup with Michael Benjamin would carry Gonzalez to victory did not work out -- at least not yet. Benjamin won the Democratic nomination,
Update: Update: Ruben Diaz defeated Israel Cruz in the primary and will face Moran and Eligon in the general election.
In this contest for the Assembly seat from a corner of
Update: In this contest for an open seat, Castro defeated Soto in the Democratic primary and will face Campbell on the Conservative and Republican lines on Tuesday.
Only days after Luis
Photo (cc) Jonathan P. Berger
To find out who won and who lost, go to Gotham Gazette's election results page.
Barack Obama just spelled out his vision of America before a packed
Their yards. Their minivans. Their accents. These are just a few of the things that distinguish Staten Islanders from other New Yorkers.
"It's just got a different vibe. Less metropolitan, more