Campaigns & Elections

Campaigns & Elections

In debate, Latimer charges Bowman favors only Black and brown constituents

The representative fired back that the Westchester County executive having a “few Black friends” doesn’t make him “anti-racist.”

Campaigns & Elections

Sarahana Shrestha and Gabi Madden spar over local issues in debate

The socialist Assembly member defended her record in office and argued she has brought money back to the district.

2024 New York congressional battleground

Nancy Goroff wants another shot in the 1st District. John Avlon says he’s more viable.

The Democratic congressional primary will decide who challenges GOP Rep. Nick LaLota in the eastern Long Island district.

News & Politics

Senior staffer on 2022 Maloney campaign confirms existence of Mondaire Jones phone call

The former staffer said they heard Sean Patrick Maloney call Jones and offer to drop out of the NY-17 primary.

Westchester

George Latimer’s run against Bowman splits grassroots activist groups in Westchester

Former Latimer supporters are launching a new group called “Westchester Progressives" to show support for Rep. Jamaal Bowman.

News & Politics

Sean Patrick Maloney offered to withdraw from 2022 NY-17 primary, but Mondaire Jones turned him down

In a previously unreported conversation, Maloney offered to withdraw from the Democratic primary so that Jones could continue representing NY-17, but Jones declined so he could run in a different district.

Opinion

Opinion: ‘Even’ out our elections to increase voter turnout

To increase voter turnout, New York City should hold its local elections on the same years as state and federal elections.

Politics

Can Bowman get back in DSA’s good graces?

Three years after nearly expelling Rep. Jamaal Bowman, the socialist organization is considering whether to endorse him once again.

News & Politics

AOC endorses former campaign staffer Jonathan Soto

Soto is the first local candidate that the congresswoman has endorsed this cycle.

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Albany Agenda

BOE mails paper checks to state legislative candidates, delaying matching funds

Rather than electronically depositing funds in campaigns’ accounts, the state Board of Elections sent paper checks worth tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to candidates.

Heard Around Town

Epstein to declare run for Council

The Assembly member is seeking to represent District 2 with endorsements from former Council members Margarita Lopez and Rosie Mendez, local leaders and tenant association presidents.

Albany Agenda

First $3.6 million in New York campaign matching funds headed out the door

Three dozen candidates were part of the first disbursement of public campaign cash approved last week

Albany Agenda

Will Manhattan Democratic Party boss Keith Wright start a political dynasty or trigger a rebellion?

Wright’s son is running to represent the 70th Assembly District, and the primary election could become a proxy battle for Wright’s rivals in the county party.

2024 New York congressional battleground

Who’s endorsing Jamaal Bowman and George Latimer?

Elected officials and prominent organizations are taking sides in one of the most-watched races of 2024.

Heard Around Town

Adams’ message to challengers: ‘Don’t worry about me’

The mayor defended his record against criticism from primary opponent state Sen. Zellnor Myrie.

News & Politics

Bowman and Latimer spar over Israel and public safety in first debate

The two candidates in the closely-watched primary race debated issues ranging from the war in Gaza to flood recovery funding.

Campaigns & Elections

Heastie visits incumbents facing left-wing primary challenges

In recent weeks, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has hosted in-district events with Assembly Members Didi Barrett, Michael Benedetto and Stefani Zinerman – who are all fighting off primary challenges backed by the WFP or DSA.