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  • De Blasio, Other City Leaders Promise Immigration Reform

    10/24/2013 8:33:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | October 23, 2013
    Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he is committed to immigration reform, regardless of whether the laws change in Washington. As 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reported, de Blasio joined other city leaders as they told a cheering crowd of immigrants massed on the City Hall steps Wednesday that they would do whatever they can to change the laws. “All of us are here committed to work with Bill de Blasio as mayor to make sure this remains an immigrant city – not just in name, but in a place with every possible opportunity for immigrants in every...
  • Bloomberg Rips Mayoral Frontrunner De Blasio's Campaign as 'Racist'

    09/07/2013 8:15:49 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    As of right now, Bill de Blasio is the man to beat in the race to be the next mayor of New York City. The latest polls put him at 43%, which is enough to avoid a run-off in the Democratic primary, and it is widely believed that whoever wins the Democratic primary will sail into office. For the most part, sitting mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has stayed out of the race, but in an extensive interview with New York Magazine the term-limited Independent ripped de Blasio's campaign as "class-warfare and racist":
  • Spitzer-less forum focuses on issues

    08/08/2013 10:39:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Queens Chronicle ^ | 08/08/2013 | Michael Gannon
    Two of the men seeking to be New York City’s next comptroller touted their different backgrounds and experiences in an Aug. 1 forum in Laurelton, each saying his made him more qualified than the other to be the city’s next top financial officer. Democrat Scott Stringer is the Manhattan borough president and also served 13 years in the state Assembly. Republican John Burnett has spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry, including supervisory and management positions at Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who joined the Democratic campaign just prior to the deadline for...
  • New York Lawmakers Outraged at Trayvon Martin Verdict

    07/13/2013 9:04:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 38 replies
    politicker.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Jill Colvin
    Officials and various candidates for office joined in the flood of outrage tonight following the not guilty verdict in the racially-charged trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Former Comptroller Bill Thompson, the mayoral race’s only black candidate, released and tweeted a terse, one-line statement slamming the decision, which was read tonight just before 10 p.m. “Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black,” declared Mr. Thompson. “There was no justice done today in Florida.” City Council Speaker Christine Quinn further slammed the acquittal as “a shocking insult to his family and everyone seeking justice...
  • Fund-Raising by City Comptroller Is Investigated (NYC)

    11/15/2011 6:31:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 14, 2011 | BENJAMIN WEISER and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    Federal authorities are investigating the fund-raising operation of the New York City comptroller, John C. Liu, seeking records from his campaign and from a city contractor whose employees were listed as having contributed thousands of dollars to his campaign, people with knowledge of the matter said. Grand jury subpoenas issued last week in the inquiry followed a report in The New York Times last month detailing a number of fund-raising improprieties, including questions about the sources of Mr. Liu’s donations, whether people listed as contributors had actually given their own money and whether some donors listed even existed. It is...
  • Ground Zero Muslim Center May Get Public Financing

    08/27/2010 2:26:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    http://www.reuters.com/ ^ | August 27, 2010 | Joan Gralla
    (Reuters) - The Muslim center planned near the site of the World Trade Center attack could qualify for tax-free financing, a spokesman for City Comptroller John Liu said on Friday, and Liu is willing to consider approving the public subsidy.
  • New Yorkers, Meet Comptroller-Elect John Liu [ChiCom-connected candidate is new NYC Comptroller]

    11/04/2009 4:38:44 AM PST · by ETL · 18 replies · 750+ views
    WCBS-TV ^ | Nov 4, 2009 | Lou Young
    Reporting Lou Young NEW YORK (CBS) -- Democrat John Liu has won a decisive victory in the race for New York City Comptroller. The Queens Councilman has made history, becoming the first Asian-American elected to citywide office. They pretty much knew they were having a victory party at John Liu's headquarters in Midtown. In fact, you could see the optimism on the candidate's face when we caught up with him earlier tonight in Harlem. Liu was wrapping up his successful campaign for Controller at the side of the man who currently holds the office. And his is a big deal...
  • Bill and Liu win runoffs [ChiCom-connected candidate, John Liu, is new NYC Comptroller!]

    09/30/2009 5:44:52 AM PDT · by ETL · 25 replies · 510+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 30, 2009 | JENNIFER FERMINO and SALLY GOLDENBERG
    John Liu easily won last night's runoff election for city comptroller and Bill de Blasio routed rival Mark Green in the public advocate contest -- victories that handed a major boost to the Working Families Party in its first foray into citywide races. Both races produced clear winners within 30 minutes of the polls closing at 9 p.m. A mere 228,000 ballots were cast, a record low. COMPLETE ELECTION RESULTS:Liu, who will oversee the city's $80 billion pension system, cruised into history as the first Asian-American to win a citywide election, beating Brooklyn Councilman David Yassky, by 56 percent to...
  • ACORN front group (WFP) backs ChiCom-linked candidate in today's New York City comptroller runoff

    09/29/2009 5:19:20 AM PDT · by ETL · 6 replies · 488+ views
    Epoch Times and New York Times
    From the New York Slimes (Times) Sept 15, 2009... With 100 percent of the vote counted, unofficial results showed that Mr. Liu had captured 38 percent of the vote, just short of the 40 percent he needed to win outright. Mr. Yassky took 30 percent, and Councilwoman Melinda R. Katz of Queens finished third, with 20 percent. David I. Weprin, a councilman from Queens, was fourth. The results set up a contest between two men who, over the course of the campaign, projected sharply different images to voters. Mr. Liu, a former actuary and an immigrant from Taiwan, struck a...
  • ACORN front group (WFP) backs ChiCom-linked candidate in Sept 29 New York City comptroller runoff

    09/26/2009 5:00:30 AM PDT · by ETL · 18 replies · 1,435+ views
    Epoch Times and New York Times
    From the New York Slimes (Times) Sept 15, 2009... With 100 percent of the vote counted, unofficial results showed that Mr. Liu had captured 38 percent of the vote, just short of the 40 percent he needed to win outright. Mr. Yassky took 30 percent, and Councilwoman Melinda R. Katz of Queens finished third, with 20 percent. David I. Weprin, a councilman from Queens, was fourth. The results set up a contest between two men who, over the course of the campaign, projected sharply different images to voters. Mr. Liu, a former actuary and an immigrant from Taiwan, struck a...
  • Communist Infiltration in the New York City Election: Comptroller candidate John Lui

    09/23/2009 6:44:02 PM PDT · by ETL · 4 replies · 703+ views
    Epoch Times and New York Times
    From the New York Slimes (Times) Sept 15, 2009... With 100 percent of the vote counted, unofficial results showed that Mr. Liu had captured 38 percent of the vote, just short of the 40 percent he needed to win outright. Mr. Yassky took 30 percent, and Councilwoman Melinda R. Katz of Queens finished third, with 20 percent. David I. Weprin, a councilman from Queens, was fourth. The results set up a contest between two men who, over the course of the campaign, projected sharply different images to voters. Mr. Liu, a former actuary and an immigrant from Taiwan, struck a...
  • ChiCom and North Korea comrade running for City Comptroller of New York City! (John Liu)

    09/20/2009 6:13:05 AM PDT · by ETL · 27 replies · 1,007+ views
    several sources
    New York City Candidates Linked to Chinese, North Korean Regimes Matthew Robertson & Matt Gnaizda Epoch Times Staff & NTDTV Staff Sep 13, 2009 NEW YORK—At a rally on the steps of City Hall last week, New York residents expressed concern that two New York City political candidates—John Liu and John Choe—have connections with communist regimes. John Liu has been a city council member representing New York’s Flushing area since 2001. This year, he is running for city Comptroller—the position that oversees the city’s finances, including its $60 million budget. Spokesman for the Christian Democracy Party of China, David...