Queens County Republican Organization
The campaign committee charged with helping Republicans keep their two-seat majority in the legislature’s upper house is defending three incumbents who are facing primaries: Stephen Saland in Poughkeepsie, Mark Grisanti in Buffalo and Roy McDonald in Albany.(2)
City Councilman Eric Ulrich, a Republican, has announced that he's running against State Senator Joe Addabbo Jr., in Queens.
It'll be a test of two political forces in a crucial swing district: a relatively independent Republican up-and-comer, and a Democrat with a loyal following among the district's conservative-leaning voters.
Republican city councilman Peter Koo will switch parties and become a Democrat next week, a person close to the freshman lawmaker confirmed to Capital this afternoon.