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Ted O’Brien SD 55

Ted O’Brien’s supported a judge accused of sexual harassment of female attorneys and court employees yet opposed a qualified judicial appointee. O’Brien backed a plan to charge additional fees to property owners in towns without police departments for road and patrol services provided by the County Sheriff’s office. O’Brien opposed swapping county sales tax revenue […]

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George Latimer SD 37

George Latimer ran on a term limits pledge, then ran for a fifth term inconsistent with that pledge. His campaign filings have drawn scrutiny when it was uncovered that he had spent nearly $30,000 on fine dining expenses. It has also been widely reported that he has exited the Chamber during key votes, rather than […]

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Joseph Addabbo, JR SD 15

View Addabbo’s Real Record Joseph Addabbo held a $500-a-head fundraiser at Aqueduct Raceway after his party was investigated for illegally awarding contracts there. Public reports show Addabbo took thousands of dollars in campaign money from the casino builders. Addabbo’s voting record show numerous votes in favor of higher taxes in New York City, including sales […]

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Malcolm Smith SD 14

State Senator Malcolm Smith has spent $41,000 in campaign donations on travel from China to Palm Beach Read more about Smith’s donor-fueled jet-setting in this article from the New York Daily News.

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Michael Gianaris SD 12

Upon becoming head of the Senate Democrats campaign committee, one of Michael Gianaris’ first acts was to engage the Parkside Group, a powerful lobbying and consulting firm. Watchdog groups such as Common Cause have raised questions about politicians’ close ties to Parkside’s lobbyists. Parkside has come under scrutiny for helping politicians get elected, then lobbying […]

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Eric Adams SD 20

At a recent Senate hearing, one official quipped that the most dangerous place to be in New York was in between Senator Eric Adams and a television camera. In March, he took to the pages of the New York Post to decry the practice of youth wearing saggy pants across the City. He authored a […]

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John Sampson SD 19

Senators John Sampson, Malcolm Smith, and others stand in an exposed position after the a report from the state Inspector General painted them as “bungling, reckless and rotten to the core,” according to a report in the New York Daily News. The report states that Samson “personally leaked confidential information about competing bidders to AEG […]