Reshma Saujani Picks Up Southeastern Queens Support

Reshma Saujani with William Scarborough and Gregory Meeks. (Photo: Saujani campaign)
Reshma Saujani with William Scarborough and Gregory Meeks. (Photo: Saujani campaign)

Parts of southeastern Queens may have bucked the county’s Democratic establishment in various races this year, but in the contest for public advocate, at least some local officials are falling into line.

In an announcement involving a whole host of pols, Congressman Gregory Meeks and Assemblyman William Scarborough, both legislators hailing from the borough’s predominately black neighborhoods, endorsed Girls Who Code Founder Reshma Saujani as their pick to replace outgoing Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.

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Queens Democratic Party Expected to Endorse Leroy Comrie

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Leroy Comrie. (Photo: Facebook)

The Queens County Democratic Party is expected to endorse Councilman Leroy Comrie for borough president next week, according to four sources plugged into various sides of the race.

The sources–some of whom were disappointed in the decision–told Politicker that Congressman Joe Crowley, the head of the borough’s Democratic organization, will probably endorse Mr. Comrie to balance his leadership position in one of the most demographically diverse counties in the country. Continue reading “Queens Democratic Party Expected to Endorse Leroy Comrie”

Grace Meng Points Out That She Wasn’t Always The Establishment Pick

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Grace Meng (Photo: YNN)

Assemblywoman Grace Meng, who has the backing of the Queens County Democratic Party as she campaigns for her party’s nomination in New York’s 6th Congressional District, pointed out in two separate interviews yesterday evening that this election is the first time she’s had the Democratic establishment’s backing in a competitive primary, not to mention the small army of elected officials that have endorsed her candidacy.

“I’m proud for the first time of one of my primary elections to even have the support of Congressman Crowley and the Queens County Democratic organization,” she said on Capital Tonight. “When I first got elected I didn’t have any institutional support.”

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McCone Makes His Case for Weiner’s Seat

cody mccone McCone Makes His Case for Weiners SeatAnthony Weiner is almost officially an ex-congressman, and one of the darker horses mentioned as his replacement is Cody McCone, a lawyer at O’Dwyer and Bernstein.

McCone lives in Bay Ridge, which  is outside of the 9th Congressional District. This is a major disadvantage on its own,  but is compounded by the fact that Congressman Joe Crowley and the Queens County Democratic Party are far more likely to choose someone from their home borough. Continue reading “McCone Makes His Case for Weiner’s Seat”