This space was devoted last week to the negative advertising, the “attack ads” or election by character assassination, which dominated the 2014 election in Suffolk County, the state and nation.
But in Suffolk, there were other aspects worth noting. (more…)
Election by character assassination? Or robust public vetting of candidates?
Growing old, as the saying goes, isn’t for sissies. And neither is running for office these days in Suffolk County or anywhere in the United States and being mercilessly attacked. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Voting inspector Tim Bohen assists a voter at the Shelter Island School Tuesday. Turnout was off on Shelter Island this midterm election.
Republican Lee Zeldin, 34, of Shirley topped incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop in the 1st District Congressional race, starting with a lead when the first results were announced Tuesday night and then widening his margin of victory throughout the night. (more…)
Furious over investigative reporting by Newsday, the Suffolk County and New York State chairman of the Independence Party invited me on his radio program.
Frank MacKay said he wanted to discuss “gotcha journalism.” (more…)
On Shelter Island, Zephyr Teachout defeated Governor Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination for governor. (more…)