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State Senator John Sampson, facing three primary challengers and multiple federal corruption charges, has the backing of Brooklyn’s top Democrat even as his reelection chances look bleak. The influential chair of the Kings County Democratic Committee, Frank Seddio, says that the organization is not formally backing the embattled pol. Seddio, however, is also a district leader in Sampson’s…

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A Staten Island supporter and fundraiser for embattled Congressman Michael Grimm put out a letter saying the pol’s Democratic opponent, Domenic Recchia, wants to build “low-income housing in our neighborhoods,” spurring accusations of racially charged “fear mongering.” The New York Post reports: Staten Island Republican Party vice chair Bill D’Ambrosio wrote a July 9 fundraising…

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Assemblyman Alan Maisel is looking to scoop up Lew Fidler’s soon-to-be vacated City Council seat. Maisel recently filed papers that would put him in the running for the recently redrawn 46th Council District, which includes Sheepshead Bay. While early speculation pointed to lawyer Frank Seddio possibly taking the seat, his recent ascension to Kings County…

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They come in threes now. Another candidate has stepped forward with the intention of running for Councilman Lew Fidler’s City Council seat, says Politicker NY. “If the seat opens, I will be contesting it,” Ivrol Hines, the publisher of the New York City Liberal Liberty Star, told Politcker. “I just think we need someone who actually…

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With Councilman Lew Fidler running for disgraced State Senator Carl Kruger’s seat, Frank Seddio is hoping to fill Brooklyn’s 46th City Council District seat, which would be empty if Fidler wins the special election in March. “I’m very confident that somebody like Lew would win any district that he has to run in, because he’s that…

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Here’s one little nugget we missed during our kinda-sorta vacation last week: former New York City Mayor Ed Koch threw his support behind City Councilman Lew Fidler in the as-yet-non-existent race to replace disgraced State Senator Carl Kruger. City & State reports: “I like to support Democrats whenever I can,” Koch told City & State. “[Fidler]…