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Watch Congressional Candidates Debate

Friday night at 7pm, NY1 broadcast a debate between the candidates vying for the congressional seat in New York’s 7th district. From our perspective, incumbent Nydia Velazquez dodged questions and offered empty platitudes rather anything substantive. But that’s our opinion. What do you think? Click on the image below to see the debate. And ask […]


Final Fundraiser in New York’s Arts & Culture District

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Dan’s campaign will have one final fundraiser this Thursday, June 21st, in New York’s Arts & Culture District. Special musical guests include DJ Jaleel (TV on the Radio). Invite only. For more information on the event, please email Matt McEnerney at matt@danoconnor2012.com.


O’Connor Campaign Releases New Television Ad


End the “War on Drugs” Moneybomb

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Today the Dan O’Connor campaign unveiled its, “End the War on Drugs Moneybomb,” aimed at generating support from individuals who support ending the federal “War on drugs.” “The premise of the war on drugs is fundamentally flawed,” said Campaign Manager David Rudnick. “These policies have contributed to a rapid increase of incarceration rates and currently […]


O’Connor Announces Petition Results

Campaign Announces Well Over 3,000 Signatures Collected MANHATTAN, NY - Today NY 7 Congressional candidate Dan O’Connor announced he had collected well over three thousand signatures through an initiative to appear on the ballot in the June 26th Democratic primary. “I believe this process was a test of strength for our campaign and our results demonstrate […]


O’Connor Announces Chief Campaign Counsel

MANHATTAN, NY -  Today Democratic candidate for Congress Dan O’Connor announced the addition of attorney Gary Sinawski as chief campaign counsel for his campaign. Mr. Sinawski is a Harvard graduate practicing law in New York City and has served a legal adviser or council on a number of campaigns and ballot drives. “I am pleased to […]


Candidate Forum: Please Join Me!

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This Thursday, March 15th I will be speaking at a candidate forum hosted by the Independent Downtown Democrats at 7:00pm EST. I would like to extend an invitation to all of my supporters in the New York area to join me at the forum. This will be my first time on the same stage as […]


O’Connor Announces Staff Members Along with Chinese-American Coalition

MANHATTAN, NY – On Thursday, 12th District Democratic Congressional candidate Dan O’Connor opened his campaign office in downtown Manhattan. In addition to formally opening the office, he announced the addition of staff and members of his Chinese-American outreach coalition. The announced staff and board members include: Deputy Campaign Manager Jason Reischel Jason Reischel is a resident […]


O’Connor Announces Office Opening, Campaign Creates Formal Presence in Chinatown

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MANHATTAN, NY – Today the campaign of Democratic Congressional candidate Dan O’Connor announced the opening of a campaign office in downtown Manhattan at 1pm on Thursday, March 8th. The office is located in Chinatown at 41 Madison St. New York, NY 10038 Last week the O’Connor campaign made a week long push to raise the necessary […]


O’Connor Announces Major Success: Raises more than $12,000 in week long fundraising push

MANHATTAN, NY – Democratic candidate for Congress Dan O’Connor raised more than $12,000 last week in a move cementing his status as a serious candidate in the 12th district primary. The contributions came as the result of a week long pitch for the funds to open an official campaign office. Dan O’Connor has raised more than […]


O’Connor Campaign Announces Major Polling

MANHATTAN, NY – Democratic candidate for Congress Dan O’Connor has announced the completion of a major polling effort in New York’s 12th district. The poll reached out to over 15,000 voters within the district on a variety of political topics. Over the past few months the O’Connor campaign has grown with the addition of campaign […]


Dan O’Connor Challenges Velazquez to Debate, New Democratic Candidate Wants Open Forum

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MANHATTAN, NY – First time Democratic candidate for Congress Dan O’Connor has issued an invitation to current Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez to hold a public debate. His campaign sent a formal letter to the Velazquez campaign on February 2nd asking for the open forum. “Dan O’Connor represents a fresh face for the Democratic party in New […]


NY District 12 is One of America’s Most Ethnically Diverse Districts: New Census Figures

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18 years and older 2002 census data 2010 census data 2012 (projected) White 130,721 (27%) 158,594 (30%) over 30% Other 15,652 (2%) 10,265 (2%) 1% Asian 82,263 (17%) 99,344 (19%) over 20% Hispanic 217,271 (46%) 220,316 (41%) below 40% African American 39,622 (8%) 42,162 (8%) 8% View census stats here.


Dan O’Connor Signs Term Limits Pledge

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Dan O’Connor will push to limit the power of politicians. More than 95% of incumbent politicians win re-election to the US Congress. Incumbents win re-election at a higher rate than they did in the Soviet Politburo. With each successive term, politicians grow more and more distant from the people. It is hard to understand the […]


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