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LIPolitics.com: 2014 General Election Predictions

LIPolitics.com: 2014 General Election Predictions

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Though local voters head out to the polls this Tuesday, November 4, much of the political landscape will not change in 2014. LIPolitics.com has kept its eye on a few exciting races taking place -- one in Suffolk, two in Nassau, and a fourth spanning both counties.

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Karl Grossman: Despite recent challenges by the press, Frank MacKay is actively moving ahead—thinking nationally.

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

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The powerful Suffolk County and New York State chairman of the Independence Party, furious over investigative reporting by Newsday, invited me two weeks ago, in my capacity as a journalism professor who has taught Investigative Reporting as a college course for 35 years, to be on his radio program.

Suffolk County Democrat Chairman: Assembly candidate Dean Murray has business relationship with man hired to plant GPS tracking device on Ed Hennessey’s family car

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

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The following is a press release from the Suffolk County Democratic Party. On Aug. 1, Adam Rosenblatt, President of Rose Group Security Services Inc., took the stand as the lead witness for Dean Murray’s failed lawsuit to disqualify Assemblyman Ed Hennessey from the race for the 3rd Assembly District. (1) While Dean Murray has repeatedly […]

Haber attacks Martins on speed camera vote in new TV ad

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

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Democratic State Senate candidate Adam Haber has released a new television ad criticizing his opponent in the 7th District, State Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola), for voting to approve Nassau’s speed camera program.

NY CD-4: Write-in candidate emerges in Rice-Blakeman battle

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

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By Paul LaRocco |  Newsday The race for Nassau County’s 4th Congressional District has an under-the-radar write-in candidate  –  one who calls himself a “Reagan conservative” with “common sense solutions.” Paul Kyrillidis, a financial adviser who lives in East Meadow, has been campaigning since mid-September, according to a representative, and has even produced a TV […]

NY CD-1: Washington pundits call Bishop-Zeldin race a “toss up”

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

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The last public poll on the race between Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) and his Republican challenger, State Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), put Bishop 10 points ahead. But that was last week. Today, both the Cook Political Report and the Rothenberg Report – the two oldest handicappers of congressional races – move the race from leaning Democrat to “toss up.” That means either one could win.

Schimel, champion for environment, gun safety, merits reelection to NYS Assembly?

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

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Karen Rubin | Long Island Populist Examiner Michelle Schimel has been incredibly effective in the New York State Assembly for the past 7 years, and has really come into her own as a leader. In just the past 2 years,  16 of 18 bills she introduced… Read more

NY Senate race pits Republican Jack Martins v Democrat Adam Haber

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

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Karen Rubin | Long Island Populist Examiner New York Senator Jack Martins deserves credit for bucking the Republican Party on opposing fracking and supporting the NY Save Act, incurring the ire of gun rights ideologues in the state.Otherwise, though, he toes the Republican line.He won… Read more

Kathleen Rice Withdraws from Appearance with Radical Imam

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

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Nassau County DA Had Been Scheduled to Share Podium With Imam Who Supports Polygamy and Unindicted Conspirator in ’93 WTC Attack.

The old Suffolk County Board vs Today’s Legislature. The advantage goes to…

Sun, Oct 19, 2014

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I’m the only journalist still around who goes back to having covered the Suffolk Board of Supervisors. The structure of Suffolk government and activities of those who govern the county have changed

Suffolk Consumers Lose In Fight to Provide Truthful Advertising at The Pump

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

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I should have been suspicious last month driving into a gas station off the Long Island Expressway to fill my car up after having written a piece in May about Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman’s effort to require gas stations to make clearer the difference between the cash and credit prices of the fuel they sell.

New York Teachers “Gagged,” Claims Teachers Union

Tue, Oct 14, 2014

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The union representing New York’s public school teachers says the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech, is being violated. They claim the Department of Education prevents them from discussing test questions under restraints accompanying Common Core implementation.

Serpa Meets with Victims of Domestic Violence and Shares Personal Experiences

Sat, Oct 11, 2014

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Yesterday, Victoria Serpa, a registered Independent of the 6th Assembly District (AD), met with victims of domestic violence at a Domestic Violence shelter located within the district. The candidate shared her personal experience of physical, emotional, and financial abuse by an ex-boyfriend. The female residents of the shelter also shared their personal experiences while taking […]

ChangeNYS.org: Demand Debates

Tue, Oct 7, 2014

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Everyone knows that democracy demands an informed and engaged electorate. Except the politicians in Albany. With the race for governor being held in New York State just weeks from now, ChangeNYS.org is advocating for the leading candidates running for the office to come before the voters and participate in a series of substantive debates. New […]

Green Party of Suffolk Update on Esposito, Long, and Cuomo/Astorino Pay-to-Play

Tue, Oct 7, 2014

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The Green Party of New York State has a ban on the policy of endorsing Democratic and Republican candidates, because those parties do not agree with the Green Party’s worldwide Four Pillars of Social and Economic Justice; Grassroots Democracy; Ecological Wisdom, and Nonviolence/Peace.

Karl Grossman: Bernie Sanders has guts, political talent, vision and wisdom

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

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Senator Bernie Sanders may upset America’s proverbial political applecart.


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