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Things got heated Tuesday night at NY1’s live televised debate between Staten Island DA Daniel Donovan and Councilman Vincent Gentile at the College of Staten Island, as the candidates clashed over issues like the Eric Garner case, Iran, immigration, and prosecuting FEMA fraud. Despite being comically mismatched height-wise, with Donovan towering over Gentile, the Brooklyn councilman seemed to…

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By Kimberly Conner It was a cold, wet evening, but things heated up quickly. Community members gathered at the Guild for Exceptional Children’s headquarters building (260 68th Street) in Bay Ridge on Tuesday night to hear politicians duke it out over the vacant 11th Congressional District seat. Democratic Councilman Vincent Gentile, Republican Staten Island District…

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Councilman Vincent Gentile was selected as the Democratic candidate for the 11th Congressional District last night and will face off with prosecutor Daniel Donovan for the seat vacated by ex-Congressman Michael Grimm. Gentile released a statement accepting the nod today: I am honored to accept the Democratic nomination for New York’s 11th congressional district. Today, with the support of…

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The pickings just got slimmer for Democrats in the race to replace disgraced Congressman Michael Grimm. State Assemblyman Bill Colton announced Sunday that he will not be participating in the 11th District congressional race, just two days after Governor Andrew Cuomo was forced by a federal judge to call a special election. Though Colton, who was…

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Richmond County District Attorney Daniel Donovan has been named the Republican candidate for the not-yet-called special election to replace disgraced Congressman Michael Grimm. The Staten Island Advance reports: Party Chairman John Antoniello selected Donovan after interviewing him, as well as Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, on Saturday morning with executive committee members. Party bylaws allow the chairman to be…

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It was mostly a predictable day at the polls yesterday when it came to Southern Brooklyn races, including the reelection of two lawmakers currently facing federal charges. The most high-profile race, of course, was that of the 11th Congressional District, in which incumbent Michael Grimm, who faces a 20-count indictment for tax evasion, staved off a challenge…

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Tuesday, November 4 is election day, and polls will be open from 6am to 9pm. Here are some of the things you should know before casting your vote: • Find out where your polling site is with this locator. • Enter your address to see a sample ballot here. City- and statewide races include governor…

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A Russian-language radio ad promoting the Republican campaign of Ben Akselrod claims credit for a project currently funded by his opponent, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, Sheepshead Bites has learned. The commercial was heard airing on Davidzon Radio last week. It appears to be a paid announcement in which a supporter listed the candidate’s accomplishments, including among…

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