Bernie Sanders

Bill de Blasio

De Blasio tries hard to stand out in the first presidential debate

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio did his best to stand out on a crowded debate stage Wednesday night and largely succeeded, making his limited time on camera count by establishing himself as one of the most anti-corporate candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential field.

New York City

What’s in a Times endorsement?

The New York Times editorial board endorsed Tiffany Cabán on Tuesday, but do the newspaper’s endorsements sway election outcomes? City & State had a look at the Times editorial board’s endorsements in the past three years.

New York City

The New Yorker from Vermont

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is the personal and ideological epitome of the most New York kind of New Yorker, an identity that previously was absent from the ranks of serious presidential contenders, writes City & State’s Ben Adler.

New York State

So many New Yorkers are running for president

Those all-important Midwestern voters may despise coastal elites, but that isn’t stopping a slew of New Yorkers from running for president. Here are the seven major candidates with significant ties to New York who are probably running for president, and one honorable mention.

New York State

Kamala Harris is the victor over Joe Biden

Senator Kamala Harris has won City & State's first ever presidential March Madness tournament, but will she win the Democratic nomination? Or, more importantly, will she end up as our Commander-in-chief.


March Madness: The presidential tournament, round 2

City & State is creating its own Sweet 16 March Madness bracket, now we're down to our Elite Eight matchups of Democratic presidential contenders to see who our readers think will come out on top in 2020. Maybe.

Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo promised ‘free tuition.’ Has New York delivered?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Excelsior Scholarship, the state’s ambitious financial aid program for low- and middle-income SUNY and CUNY students, in January 2017. But has the state delivered on its promise?

Andrew Cuomo

New York politicians and the actors who played them

Some of the most memorable movie and TV portrayals of New York political figures, from Michael Imperioli playing Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Fred Armisen’s controversial take on then-Gov. David Paterson.

Kirsten Gillibrand

Will Kirsten Gillibrand flip or flop in the Democratic primary?

New York’s junior senator enters the race with hopes that her votes on gender parity will outshine her inconsistency on progressive issues.

Bill de Blasio

How Bill de Blasio seeking the national spotlight backfires

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's efforts in seeking the national spotlight often backfire, while Gov. Andrew Cuomo is better at looking like he’s doing his day job.

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Andrew Cuomo

Why upstate Democrats like lefty candidates

In recent Democratic primaries, rural parts of New York state have been the most likely to embrace left-leaning insurgent candidates such as 2014 gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential bid - and Cynthia Nixon's 2018 candidacy for governor.

New York City

Ocasio-Cortez’s lineage: a history of 'socialists' from New York

Everyone’s talking about socialism because of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s shocking win.

Andrew Cuomo

2020 candidates make their pilgrimage to Manhattan

According to reporting by The New York Times’ Shane Goldmacher this weekend, several of the Democratic contenders for president are wooing New York donors – who are a major source of campaign cash for both parties.

Kirsten Gillibrand

Gillibrand swings left on economics

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has recently embraced several populist progressive proposals.