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May, 2014

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Cymbrowitz gobbling up campaign money with trips to Turkey

Lots of pols hand out turkeys to their constituents — but Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz gives Turkey to himself. Comments (13).
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Sources say Cymbrowitz in plot to privatize Brighton’s beach

Call it Brighton shock. Comments (5).
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Adams heir apparent crossing a line, watchdogs say

A candidate seeking Borough President Adams’s old seat in the state senate is distributing literature that is raising political watchdogs’ eyebrows. Comments (3).
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Cymbrowitz pushing Thompson to keep Hynes diversion programs

Things look good in Hynes-sight for Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz. Comments (4).
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GOP prospects are Grimm following indictment

Indicted Rep. Michael Grimm says he intends to stay in his re-election race against former Coney Island Councilman Domenic Recchia — and the GOP looks like it’s stuck with him, whether it wants him or not. Comment.

April, 2014

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Judgment day! Slope bench hopeful once slapped for professional misconduct

A Democratic candidate for the civil court district covering Park Slope and Flatbush was censured for professional misconduct in two different states in 2006 and 2007. Comments (2).
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Burning Bushwick! Second anti-Lopez activist files for Espinal Assembly seat

Maybe the third time’s the charm. Comment.
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Former state senator suspects Recchia’s hand in trip tort

Talk about setting somebody up for a fall. Comments (2).
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Bathroom break! Cymbrowitz catches wave of Oceana cash

This gives a new meaning to flushing money down the toilet. Comments (4).

March, 2014

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Flatbush fight! Assembly race could become retirement party

Who will be the Dutchess of Flatbush? Comments (1).
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Republicans rush to take on broke Krasny

The race to take on penniless Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (D–Seagate) is quickly becoming a Republican pile-up. Comments (2).
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Dem beef could force primary

Call it Colton’s revenge! Comments (5).
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Golden fails to boot GOP head

The leadership-hungry Brooklyn Republican Party just got Eaton — again! Comment.

February, 2014

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Updated: Donors bid for LICH

Two of the top contenders for taking over the ailing medical center’s Cobble Hill property are big-time donors to the 2014 re-election campaign of Governor Andrew Cuomo — who controls the levers that will determine the facility’s fate. Comments (6).
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All in the family! Recchia campaign paying rent to wife

Talk about a sweetheart deal! Comments (2).
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Liu may challenge Velazquez for Congress

Insiders say former Comptroller and failed mayoral candidate John Liu is weighing a run against Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D–Sunset Park). Comments (3).
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Friendly fire! Recchia’s bad history with fellow Dems could wreck Congressional bid

Will Brooklyn’s Democrats defeat Domenic Recchia’s congressional bid? Comments (3).

January, 2014

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The ‘Greenfielding’ of Brooklyn politics

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s new, supposedly “Progressive” Council has is supposedly fighting for the 99 percent, but one of its first moves bows down to Brooklyn’s ultimate insider and real estate millionaire ally — Borough Park Councilman David Greenfield. Comment.
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Progressive Caucus wants to ‘Occupy’ Council

Call it the Council commune! Comments (1).
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Cats scratch: Catsimatidis reportedly pushing Democratic opponent to Marty Golden

Republican sources say supermarket mogul and former GOP hizzoner hopeful John Catsimatidis is urging Democrat Andrew Gounardes to take another shot at unseating state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) — who spurned the founder of the Gristedes chain in the 2013 primary in favor of former Metropolitan Transportation Authority head Joe Lhota. Comments (1).
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Lost in the Barrons? Special election could assure couple’s continued reign

Who could defy the barons of East New York? Comments (3).

December, 2013

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Worked over! Brooklyn’s gain in Council speaker battle is Democrats’ loss, experts say

Seddio healed schism in borough delegation, but surrendered power to Working Families Party Comments (1).

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