From the Daily News:
Winning reelection in November would give City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley her first full term - and a chance to finally take a break from the campaign trail.
The Glendale Democrat is gearing up for her third election in 17 months - a whirlwind schedule triggered when the district's former councilman, Dennis Gallagher, pleaded guilty to sex-abuse charges last year.
"The pace has been nonstop," Crowley (D-Middle Village) said of her campaign in the 30th Council District. "It's kept me going. It's kept me reaching out."
[Tom] Ognibene, who has spent $8,330 so far from his war chest, finished third in the June 2008 special election and bowed out of the contest last November.
He said he decided to run this year because he believes Crowley rode the coattails of Barack Obama's popularity last year.
During his decade in office during the Rudy Giuliani era, he said, government cooperated with citizens to solve quality-of-life problems and improve safety.
He said he thinks that approach has been abandoned in recent years.
Well who do you think abandoned that approach, Tom? Wouldn't that be your party's boy, Bloomberg? The guy you have a love-hate relationship with?
And what genius made it so that there had to be 3 different elections for this seat in 17 months?