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A Familiar Contest in Bushwick

Nov 01, 2008

Incumbent Darryl Towns on the Democratic and Working Families lines faces Republican/Conservative Khorshed Chowdhury. Towns was elected in 1992. During his tenure he has attempted to spur commercial revitalization in


Challenging the Party Chief

Nov 01, 2008

Republican Challenger Frances Cutrone faces a daunting task as the Republican takes on Democratic Assemblymember Vito Lopez, who also heads Brooklyn's Democratic party. Information could not be found on Cutrone.


A Three-Way Race in Sunset Park

Nov 01, 2008

Incumbent Democratic Assemblymember Felix Ortiz faces two challengers: Luis Garcia on the Republican line and Grace Coen on the Conservative line. A native of Puerto Rico, Ortiz served in the


Party Activist Looks for Upset

Nov 01, 2008

For more than three decades, Joseph Lentol has represented northern Brooklyn. He faces a challenge from Republican Teresa Puccio. Lentol is a former assistant district attorney for Kings County. Both


Businesswoman Challenges Incumbent

Nov 01, 2008

Peter Abbate, who was first elected in 1986, will face Republican challenger Lucretia Regina-Potter. Abbate chairs the Assembly's Committee on Governmental Employees. At a recent forum, Abbate boasted passing of about


More than $1 Million for an Easy Race

Nov 01, 2008

Dov Hikind, who first joined the Assembly in 1982, has both the Democratic and Republican party lines but still faces an opponent: Conservative Herbert Ryan next week. Hikind considers himself


Challenger's Campaign Fades

Nov 01, 2008

Democratic State Sen. Liz Krueger has faced some tough battles against Republican opponents in this district on Manhattan's Eastside. She narrowly lost to Republican incumbent Sen. Roy Goodman the first


Guide for the Last Minute Voter

Oct 27, 2008

To find out who won and who lost, go to Gotham Gazette's Election Results page. The endless campaign -- the one which had people in Iowa choosing their presidential nominees 10