Bob Straniere

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Vito Fossella's Comin' Back!

    He got caught driving drunk and, though married, had a long-term affair with a woman who bore his child. He left Congress in disgrace. But that hasn't sapped Vito Fossella's political juice on wide-open Staten Island, baby! When Bloomberg campaigned in the forgotten borough last weekend he appeared ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    Jamshad Wyne to Challenge Molinaro in SI Beep Race

    We are delighted to report that Dr. Jamshad "Jim" Wyne has returned to Staten Island politics. He wans to be borough president and is running for the Republican nomination. We became aware of Dr. Wyne last fall, when he contested for the GOP Congressional nomination and impressed us with his heavy b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Staten Island's Molinari to Sue Over Term Limits

    Everybody wants to get in on the act. First, lawsuits were announced against Bloomberg's term-limits overturn by a group of schoolteachers and by Councilmembers Tish James and Bill de Blasio; then Malcolm Smith said the State Senate would consider a bill requiring term limits be put to a referendum; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    NY13 House Candidates Debate on Staten Island

    Last night's debate among Congressional candidates from the 13th District (mostly Staten Island) was liveblogged by the Staten Island Advance. Republican Bob Straniere and Democrat Michael McMahon were joined by "Independence candidate" (and disappointed GOP contender) Carmine Morano and Conservativ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    More Hard Luck for Robert Straniere

    The Observer focuses on just how tough things are these days for Bob Straniere, former hot dog king, current Manhattan resident and GOP Congressional candidate for the Staten Island-based 13th District. The paper reports that so far, "none of the Republican elected officials on Staten Island have en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2008
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    October 4, 2008

    Straniere Closes Hot Dog Store, Cites Rise in Price of Pig Lips

    NY13 Blog digs out a July YouTube interview of GOP Congressional candidate Bob Straniere, in which Straniere says "I consider Staten Island my home," though he maintains a residence in Manhattan. Till recently Straniere maintained a business there too -- the interview takes place at Straniere's New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    Morning Papers: Boxer-Slay Suspect, S.I. Denial, Law Firm Confession, Etc.

    New York Daily News: Back in August Golden Gloves champ and aspiring pro welterweight Ronnie Vargas of the Bronx was shot dead in what appeared to be a random dispute. Today the News reports that cops picked up one Jose Coimbre in Virginia for the crime, which was allegedly inspired by Vargas' invol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Staten Island Shenanigans: Will GOP Candidate Drop Out?

    The NY13 Blog looks at the increasingly interesting case of Bob Straniere, Republican candidate to succeed Vito Fossella in Congress. Fossella declined to run for reelection this year after a drunk-driving/second family scandal, but the unpopularity of Strainere, plus some recent polling and public ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Conservative Candidate Bails in NY-13

    After an avalanche of bad luck, Republican Bob Straniere catches a break: Paul Atanasio, the Conservative Party candidate for the 13th District Congressional seat Straniere wants, has quit, says the Staten Island Advance. Conservative as Democrat Michael McMahon is, Atanasio's candidacy was bound to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2008

    S.I. Republicans Desert Straniere

    On Tuesday Bob Straniere won the right to contest for Vito Fossella's congressional seat on the GOP line. He will probably look back on that campaign as the easiest leg of his race. The Staten Island Advance reports that James Molinaro, the Borough President of Staten Island (a large part of this co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Primary: Silver Stays, Connor Out, Espada Beats Gonzalez, More

    Major endorsements, rape stories, and the alleged machinations of "Roy Odroso" couldn't put Paul Newell over the top. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver held the Democratic nomination in the 64th District with 68 percent of Tuesday's primary vote versus Newell's 23 and Luke Henry's 9. Other challenger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    In Key GOP Race, Sun's Colon Opposes Democrats

    We're sticking by our zendorsements, but Alicia Colon comes out strong in the New York Sun for Dr. Jamshad Wyne, whose case has been considered here, and who is running against Bob Straniere for the GOP Congressional nomination in the 13th CD, which encompasses Staten Island, Colon's bailiwick. Stra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008
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    September 1, 2008

    13th District Candidates Have "Conversations" on WABC

    WABC held two brief "conversations" with the Democratic and Republican candidates for the 13th District Congressional seat, shortly to be vacated by the scandalized Vito Fossella. Eyewitness News' Diana Williams and Tom Wrobleski of the Staten Island Advance did the questioning. First up: Democrat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    Drive Time Drop Box: Fresher Kills, The Yankee Pisser, and More

    Having trouble understanding how Staten Island's Fresh Kills, once a festering dump, is going to turn into a beautiful park by 2016? Popular Science magazine's lively PopSci website offers a six-panel cartoon rundown. WARNING: Contains environmentalist propaganda.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    S.I. GOP Hopeful Wyne: "Republican and Democrat are a Great People"

    As we mentioned earlier, though two other candidates aggressively seek write-in votes in the September 9 primary, there are only two official candidates for the GOP Congressional nomination in New York's 13th District: frontrunner Bob Straniere, and Dr. Jamshad Wyne. As previously reported by the S ... More >>

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    August 18, 2008

    Times Endorses Less-Liberal Democrat in NY-13

    The New York Times doesn't always endorse the most liberal Democratic primary contender. Today the paper backed Michael E. McMahon for the Party's nomination to the House of Representatives in New York's 13th Congressional District, which includes Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. "As the only D ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    September 16, 2003
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    November 6, 2001

    All the King's Men

    City Lends a Hand to Conservative Pol

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    January 23, 2001

    New York’s Bush Boys

    Pataki, Sweeney, Powers, Fossella to Prosper in Dubya Reign

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    January 9, 2001

    2001: An Election Odyssey

    Races All Over the City Promise a ‘Mad, Mad’ Year