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PARTY INFORMATION

Abbreviation

FUS

Website

Link

Country

United States

Founded

00/00/1933

Disbanded

Active

Priority

0

Database Record

Posted 5/30/2005, Updated 5/30/2005

Historic Overview

"The City Fusion Party arose in 1933 in response to the scandals in city government revealed by the Seabury hearings. Fiorello La Guardia, nominated by the Republicans and the City Fusionists, polled nearly half his votes on the new party?s ticket. However, the Fusionists had no interest in patronage?the loaves and fishes by which one builds a permanent mass movement. Enthusiasm flags in the absence of a paycheck. By the 1950s, the party had nearly faded away. Its tattered remains?largely the right to use a four-leaf clover as a ballot emblem?became the property of Counselor Fusco, a Republican turned Democrat turned Perotista. No election since the late 1960s has been complete without Fusco or his friends somewhere on the ballot. Fusco last ran for citywide office in 1997, when he polled fewer than 1000 votes running for mayor as a Fusionist. This year, he ran for comptroller on the Fusion ticket with Bernie Goetz and polled 6989 votes. From the Little Flower to the Subway Gunman?what a fall was there, my countrymen. As far as ideas are concerned, Fusco?s remain a mystery: he, too, published no platform in the city?s Voter Guide." -from nypress.com Mayor John Mitchel's 1917 ticket was also named "City Fusion".


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RECENT CANDIDATES

11/6/2001

New York City Council 14

Agustin Alamo-Estrada

4.22%

11/6/2001

New York City Council 34

Anthony Miranda

8.67%

11/6/2001

New York City Mayor

Bernhard "Bernie" Goetz

0.07%

11/6/2001

New York City Council 28

Garth Marchant

1.97%

11/6/2001

New York City Public Advocate

Sheila Flaxman

0.61%

11/6/2001

New York City Comptroller

Joseph D. Fusco

0.73%

11/3/1998

NY Assembly 54

Behula Taveras

0.40%

11/3/1998

NY Assembly 53

Carmen Alicea

0.70%

11/3/1998

NY DIstrict 12

Hector Henry

0.50%

11/4/1997

New York City Comptroller

Donal Yarbrough

0.14%

11/4/1997

New York City Public Advocate

Ismael Betancourt, Jr.

0.25%

11/4/1997

New York City Mayor

Dominick Fusco

0.05%

11/4/1997

Brooklyn Borough President

Dennis A. Dillon

5.26%

11/4/1997

New York City Council 11

Joseph D. Fusco

1.06%

11/4/1997

New York City Council 07

Alphonzo Mosley

2.87%

11/4/1997

New York City Council 42

Julian M. Hill, Jr.

3.17%

11/4/1958

NY Assembly - Queens 06

F. William Guma, Jr.

9.41%

11/8/1949

New York City Council 28

Edward V. Morand

0.66%

11/8/1949

Bronx County District Attorney

Alan Partnick

0.35%

11/8/1949

Bronx Borough President

Jack E. Levine

0.37%

11/8/1949

Queens Borough President

George Rifkin

7.03%

11/8/1949

New York City Council 24

Sidney J. Leshin

0.75%

11/6/1945

New York City Council - Bronx

Jack E. Levine

2.50%

11/6/1945

New York City Council - Manhattan At-Large

Roxy Gardner

1.03%

11/2/1943

New York City Council - Queens At-Large

Irving Lemov

1.58%

11/2/1943

New York City Council - Brooklyn At-Large

Gabriel Wechsler

0.70%

11/4/1941

New York City Council Popular Vote

City Fusion Party Control

8.33%

11/4/1941

New York City Council

City Fusion Party Control

7.69%

11/4/1941

New York City Council - Queens At-Large

Charles Belous

5.74%

11/4/1941

New York City Council - Manhattan At-Large

Stanley M. Isaacs

8.96%


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