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Campaigns & Elections

2023 New York City Council general election races to watch

There will be battlegrounds across the city as Republicans try to add to their gains in recent years.

Interviews & Profiles

Sam Berger’s victory could hold lessons for Democrats in other purple districts

The Assembly candidate in Queens said: “Everything we had been looking at said that it was going to be a very tight race.”

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Democrat Sam Berger wins Queens Assembly special election

He was able to flip key areas of Kew Gardens Hills that went big for Lee Zeldin in the race for governor last year.

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Queens Assembly District 27 special election results

Democrat Sam Berger has defeated Republican David Hirsch in the race to replace former Assembly Member Daniel Rosenthal.

Campaigns & Elections

‘All hands on deck’: Democrats, unions rally behind Berger in special election

Democrat Sam Berger has outraised and outspent Republican David Hirsch in the Queens Assembly special election, but insiders said Hirsch could succeed – in part by playing on frustrations about the migrant crisis.

2024 New York congressional battleground

Who’s running against Anthony D’Esposito in NY-4?

A current state senator and a former Olympic figure skater are among those looking to unseat the Republican incumbent in this purple district on Long Island.

News & Politics

Hirsch and Berger compete in a bellwether special election for the 27th Assembly District in Queens

The two Orthodox Jewish candidates in opposite parties are running on Sept. 12 to replace Assembly Member Daniel Rosenthal, who resigned earlier this year.


Opinion: Is the end finally near for New York’s congressional redistricting?

The 2014 state constitutional amendment that created this poorly developed process and its incomplete language should compel legislators and the public to look for a better method after 2030.

2024 New York congressional battleground

Mike Lawler doesn’t plan to shut up

The first-term member of Congress in the 17th Congressional District is one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the country, but he’s pulled off impressive victories before.

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2024 New York congressional battleground

Who’s running in NY-17?

Incumbent Republican Rep. Mike Lawler is in national Democrats’ crosshairs, but he’s pulled off impressive victories more than once.

Heard Around Town

Liz Gereghty is Liz Whitmer Gereghty, if you haven’t noticed

The candidate for New York’s 17th Congressional District has rebranded to include her maiden name, the same as her sister Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s.

Campaigns & Elections

State Board of Elections approves controversial electronic voting machines

In a 3-1 vote, the ExpressVoteXL machines were certified by the state, but one commissioner predicted lawsuits to follow.

Campaigns & Elections

Yvette Clarke sounds alarm about AI in political messaging

The Brooklyn rep says 2024 “will be the first election cycle where AI-generated ads will be an integral part of how we do campaign advertising.”

Campaigns & Elections

New York congressional candidates amass robust war chests

The latest July federal campaign disclosures from the Empire State’s most competitive races.


Opinion: There were a few notable outcomes from the sleepy 2023 primary

Consultants, among other observers, weigh in on the takeaways and trends from the recent contest.