From the Daily News:
It's no secret City Council candidate Paul Vallone has strong ties to Astoria, the neighborhood where his family built a political dynasty.
In fact, those ties were so strong that Vallone continued to vote in Astoria nearly 10 years after he bought a home about 8-1/2 miles away in Flushing.
Vallone - son of former Council Speaker Peter Vallone and brother of Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. - cast ballots in Astoria until 2004, according to city Board of Elections records.
The 42-year-old Democrat switched his registration to Flushing in 2004, and started voting in his home district in 2005.
He's now running for Council to represent parts of Flushing, Bayside and College Point, and he argues that he maintained two residences for several years.
He's also about to be endorsed by Bloomberg, when there's a Republican named Dan Halloran running in the district! Great deal Phil Ragusa cut with the Mayor, isn't it?