From the Queens Courier:
Queens Congressmember Gary Ackerman will have a Democratic primary on September 14 after all.
The Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Ackerman’s Democratic opponent in the 5th Congressional District, Patricia Maher, would be on the primary ballot, reversing a decision rendered by a Nassau County Supreme Court judge.
“What he did was really despicable,” said Maher, the director of development and community education for a not-for-profit health care foundation, referring to Ackerman’s attempts to get her removed from the ballot. “Maybe he thought I wouldn’t have the guts, the nerve or the money to bring it to the Appellate Division, but I did.”
Ackerman said that after the Appellate Division ruled in favor of Maher, he wasn’t going to appeal.
“Let her get on the ballot. What do I care, I don’t even know her,” Ackerman said.