Kevin Parker

Silver Survives, Felder Loses

09/10/2008
Assistant Managing Editor
After enduring a scathing campaign against him in the press and on the streets of the Lower East Side, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver easily survived a primary challenge, his first in over 20 years, by two political novices on Tuesday, while another veteran legislator, state Sen. Martin Connor, lost the Democratic Senate nomination in Brooklyn to a challenger backed by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. The victor of that primary, Daniel Squadron, is a former Schumer staffer and transportation advocate who was also backed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Schneiderman Survives, Dear Is Defeated

09/13/2002
Staff Writer
State Sen. Eric Schneiderman easily fended off a challenge in which his religion was made an issue in Tuesday's Democratic primary for a Senate district that includes parts of Upper Manhattan and the Bronx. But another politician who often touted his Jewishness lost a five-way primary for a newly created Senate seat in Brooklyn.
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