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Sanders ends campaign for Congress

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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:08 pm

State Sen. James Sanders Jr. (D-South Ozone Park) announced Tuesday afternoon that he is ending his campaign for Congress and will instead run to defend his seat in the 10th District this fall.

The announcement came just over 24 hours after the Chronicle contacted Sanders’ Congressional campaign seeking comment on information from five independent sources saying that he was considering ending his attempt to force a Democratic primary against U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Queens, Nassau) in the 5th Congressional District.

Adrienne Adams, chairwoman of Community Board 12 and a member of the Queens Library Board of Trustees, already has formed a campaign to run in the 10th Senate District.

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  • CleanUpJamaicaQueens posted at 8:14 am on Wed, Mar 16, 2016.

    CleanUpJamaicaQueens Posts: 249

    So Senator James Sanders decided awhile back to run against corrupt long time Congressman Gregory Meeks, while at around the same time Community Board 12 President Adrienne Adams announced she was running for his Sander’s Senate seat. Now, all of a sudden, Sanders ended his Congressional campaign, with no reason given and will defend his seat against Adams. Meeks right now is running unopposed (the Jamaica way.

    What makes me think something went down in corrupt Jamaica good ole boys Southeast Queens territory. Now would have Adams jumped into the race IF Sanders did not announce earlier he was going up against Meeks. Did the recent “meeting of power brokers” with Meeks, Flake and Cuomo have anything to do with it. All of this sounds kind of fishy, bu then when you are talking about Southeast Queens, it is always kind of fishy. Oh the corrupt tangled webs that Southeast Queens weave.

    Inquiring minds want to know.