Suozzi Seeks Biden’s Help for Huntington Man Held in China

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi urged the White House Wednesday to intervene in the case of a Chinese-American man  from Huntington who has been imprisoned in China since 2018. Businessman Kai Li, who is 60, was accused by Chinese authorities of espionage, and convicted after a Read More …

Hochul, Zeldin Win Primaries for Governor

US Rep. Lee Zeldin won the Republican gubernatorial nomination Tuesday, while Gov. Kathy Hochul easily captured the Democratic nomination. Zeldin defeated a full roster of Republican opponents: Rob Astorino, a former Westchester County executive, Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, Read More …

Voters to Choose Gubernatorial, State Assembly Candidates

Tuesday is primary day, though voting in the state’s bifurcated primary system has been going on for two weeks. On the ballot are candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, and the state Assembly. Democrats: Gov. Kathy Hochul, who stepped into the job when Gov. Andrew Read More …

Top Court Rejects Congressional, State Senate Maps

The New York State Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a court-appointed special master draw up new congressional and State Senate districts, finding that the lines created earlier this year were  gerrymandered to give Democrats an illegal advantage. The 4-3 ruling found that the illegal Read More …

Update: Lieutenant Governor Resigns After His Arrest

Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin resigned Tuesday afternoon, following his arrest on federal charges involving campaign funds. Gov. Kathy Hochul said, “I have accepted Brian Benjamin’s resignation effective immediately. While the legal process plays out, it is clear to both of us that he cannot continue Read More …

D’Arrigo, Suozzi Pick Up Endorsements

Melanie D’Arrigo, the progressive candidate who is running to become the US representative in the Third Congressional District, has won the endorsement of  Sonia Ossorio, the president of the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women. “Melanie is a proven leader who has Read More …

Suozzi Pushes Ban on Import of Russian Energy Supplies

US Rep. Tom Suozzi said Monday that the United States should stop all imports of energy from Russia because of that country’s war against Ukraine. “We have to stop buying oil from Russia,” the Democratic congressman said. “It doesn’t make any sense that we are supporting Read More …

Drive Organized to Collect Supplies for Ukrainians

A Russian-American doctor, elected officials, activists and others kicked off an effort Thursday to collect supplies for Ukrainians suffering under the Russian invasion. US Rep. Tom Suozzi,  Suffolk Legis. Stephanie Bontempi,  Dr. David Buchin, MD, who is Russian-American, representatives from the Ukrainian Congress Committee of Read More …

Zeldin Picks NYPD Officer as Running Mate

Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin chose a New York Police Department deputy inspector Wednesday as his running mate. Alison A. Esposito who commands the 70th Precinct in Brooklyn, will join the congressman from the East End of Long Island on the June 28 primary ballot. Read More …

Suozzi Picks Reyna as Running Mate

US Rep Tom Suozzi chose Diana Reyna as his running mate in his campaign for governor, he announced Wednesday. Reyna, who previously served on the New York City Council and as deputy borough president in Brooklyn, would be the first Latina elected to statewide office Read More …

Tele-Halls Draw Voters; Campaign Makes Hires

US Rep Tom Suozzi, D-Huntington, has held  seven regional tele-town halls; he said that since announcing his candidacy against Gov. Kathy Hochul on Nov. 29, 45,098 likely Democratic voters have participated in them. “Speaking directly to voters and listening to their concerns is the most Read More …