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Ruben Diaz Sr. Congressional Campaign Spends Big on Turkeys and Toys for Voters

The Council member running for Bronx Congress seat purchased $7,000 in Western Beef gift cards, $1,737 worth of pastries and more with campaign funds.

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Ritchie Torres Reaps Real Estate Cash in Bronx Congress Run

The Council member leads the fundraising race, with the vast majority of his $878,000 in contributions coming from outside the borough, records show.

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Ex-Bronx Lawmaker Convicted of Taking Bribes Eyes Two Seats

Disgraced pol Eric Stevenson, who has said he plans a Congress run, told THE CITY he’s also considering a bid to reclaim his old Assembly post.

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Ruben Diaz Jr.’s House Divided: Endorse Dad or Pal in Bronx Congress Race?

The Bronx borough president punts on backing his father as buddy Marlene Cintron enters the packed contest to replace retiring Rep. José Serrano.

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Mark-Viverito Congress Run Shadowed by Discrimination Lawsuit

As she launches bid for seat in Bronx, an ongoing civil rights lawsuit accuses Melissa Mark-Viverito of abusing her power as City Council speaker.

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Bronx Congressional Rivals Tell Mark-Viverito: Stay Home

The ex-Council speaker, who lives in East Harlem, once served part of the South Bronx district she wants to represent. But she didn’t always want to.

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Melissa Mark-Viverito Runs for Congress, Touting Progressive Cred

The ex-Council speaker tells THE CITY she’s ready to join a crowded field vying to replace retiring Bronx Rep. José Serrano at a "critical moment."

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