From City Hall:
Along the way, she was criticized as inexperienced, dogged by campaign finance violations and labeled a cog in the Queens Democratic machine, which is run by her cousin, Rep. Joseph Crowley.
But in November, buoyed by the turnout from the presidential election and the State Senate race between Serphin Maltese and Joseph Addabbo in the overlapping district, she picked up the seat that had been in Republican hands for two decades.
“You got what you asked for,” said one lobbyist, holding out a card to her as she strode into the Council’s second-floor committee room filled with family, friends, lobbyists and well-wishers.
“Third time’s the charm,” Crowley retorted, pocketing it.
Queens Council members David Weprin and Eric Gioia both said they were ecstatic that their borough’s conference was now one Democrat larger.
“We’re a new generation of politicians,” Gioia said to his new colleague.
Is it me or does City Hall sound like one big vomitorium?