rangel http://wamc.org en NY Court Allows Espaillat to Withdraw Petition http://wamc.org/post/ny-court-allows-espaillat-withdraw-petition <p>Lawyers for NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat have temporarily withdrawn their petition in their fight over his race to unseat U.S. Representative Charles Rangel.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>The lawyers got permission from a state Supreme Court justice Monday to withdraw their petition so they can refile later this week using broader legal arguments.</p><p>Espaillat spokesman Ibrahim Khan says the move lets them keep their legal options open while they fight for transparency. He says the campaign could now push for a new vote to be held.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 11:24:57 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 42355 at http://wamc.org NY Court Allows Espaillat to Withdraw Petition Long Wins NY Senate GOP Primary to Face Gillibrand http://wamc.org/post/long-wins-ny-senate-gop-primary-face-gillibrand <p>The fall ballot has been clarified after Tuesday&rsquo;s primaries, and a political newcomer is set to run for the Senate. WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>New York City Attorney Wendy Long ran as a staunch conservative to win New York&#39;s Republican Senate primary and now faces a broader and more liberal electorate as she takes on Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand.</p><p>Long took home 51 percent of the vote, easily defeating U.S. Representative Bob Turner and Nassau County comptroller George Maragos.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:00:44 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 41916 at http://wamc.org Long Wins NY Senate GOP Primary to Face Gillibrand