Dan Halloran Crosses Party Lines to Back Paul Vallone

Dan Halloran announcing a failed congressional campaign last year.
Dan Halloran announcing a failed congressional campaign last year.

Republican City Councilman Dan Halloran, who was indicted on corruption charges earlier this year, declared today he would be crossing party lines to vote for Democrat Paul Vallone to succeed him in the council–a fact celebrated by Mr. Vallone’s GOP rival, Dennis Saffran. Continue reading “Dan Halloran Crosses Party Lines to Back Paul Vallone”

Dennis Saffran Makes His Case in Dan Halloran’s Shadow

Dennis Saffran. (Photo: Saffran campaign)
Dennis Saffran. (Photo: Saffran campaign)

Running in the shadow of an indicted pol of his own party, Dennis Saffran is hoping voters in northeast Queens aren’t souring on the Republican brand in one of the few City Council races the GOP can conceivably win this year.  Continue reading “Dennis Saffran Makes His Case in Dan Halloran’s Shadow”

Tony Avella Isn’t Happy With Paul Vallone’s Primary Win

Tony Avella. (Photo: Facebook)
Tony Avella. (Photo: Facebook)

Democratic State Senator Tony Avella is not ready to back his party’s nominee for the City Council seat he once held.

After a corruption scandal felled GOP Councilman Dan Halloran’s political career, Paul Vallone eked out a victory in his eastern Queens district’s Democratic primary contest last month. But Mr. Avella, who had endorsed another Democrat in the race, has mixed feelings about the matter. Continue reading “Tony Avella Isn’t Happy With Paul Vallone’s Primary Win”