For 2008, No Bull's-Eye on Towns' Back

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Edolphus Towns is not about to let 2006 happen all over again.

In last year’s Democratic congressional primary, Towns got only 47 percent of the vote, edging out Charles Barron, the combative City Council member, who accused him of being a “Republicrat” for voting with the GOP on labor issues and of ignoring the district.
Towns said he underestimated Barron, largely because of his confrontational public persona....… [More]

Special Election Reform Faces More Delays

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Despite repeated calls for action, a bill to reform the special election process for seats in the Legislature remains stalled.
Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), the sponsor of the Assembly version, promised to make election reform a top priority when she won her special election to succeed Scott Stringer (D), who resigned after being elected Manhattan borough president.

Rosenthal’s bill would end closed party nominations, in which...… [More]