2023 elections

Campaign Confidential

Could a white guy win in a City Council district meant to unite Asian voters?

Neither Republican candidate in New York City Council District 43, Vito LaBella and Ying Tan, live within its borders.

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Yusef Salaam doesn’t know the City Council. He says that’s a good thing.

A Q&A with the newcomer to local politics, who’s running for a Harlem council seat against two experienced elected officials.

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Source of New Rochelle mayoral candidate’s contributions revealed as local real estate executives

The Westchester County Democratic Committee initially didn’t disclose its donations, leading to a monetary mystery.

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Will Keith Wright pick the right City Council candidate in Harlem?

As the Manhattan Democratic Party leader faces his own reelection, a win by Yusef Salaam could prove Wright’s power after a string of losses.

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Hells Angels lawyer goes to bat for Marjorie Velázquez

The City Council member didn’t roll out the red carpet, but is getting some help from the Bronx Democratic Party.

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Inez Dickens has moved to evict a tenant while running for office

The Assembly member said the tenant hasn’t paid rent in years, but she has been criticized as a “slumlord” before.

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Mealy’s measly attendance: NYC Council member misses one-third of meetings

New York City Council Member Darlene Mealy is facing a reelection battle this summer – and her absenteeism might not be helpful.

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Andy King is off the ballot again, after appeal

The former City Council member is trying to win his old seat back, after being expelled in 2020.

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Rep. Mike Lawler is in the middle of everything

Biden is visiting, the mayor wants to send asylum-seekers to his district and he’s facing one of the toughest reelection battles in the country.

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Laundry and Taylor-ing? Al Taylor spent campaign funds on laundry.

Now that Assembly Member Al Taylor is running for city council, some potentially sketchy spending came to light from an earlier campaign.

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Andy King ordered back on the ballot for Bronx City Council race

Once expelled from the City Council, King is trying to win back his old seat, in spite of term limit laws.


Democratic Queens DA candidate courting far right Republicans

George Grasso is challenging Melinda Katz from the right – and said Democratic political clubs won’t have him.