A Surprisingly Weak Primary Victory for Andrew Cuomo

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 10:36 am

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) won his primary and will very likely go on to win re-election as governor, but it was an ugly victory. With 98.3 percent of precincts reporting Cuomo took 62.1 percent of the primary vote compared to 34.2 percent for his main opponent Zephyr Teachout, who ran to his left. [...]

New York Moves Country Closer to Eliminating the Electoral College

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 1:22 pm

In the near future the candidate that actually gets the most votes could be guaranteed to become President instead of using the unfair and insane system we currently have. The New York legislature recently voted overwhelmingly to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. The bill only needs to signature of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. While [...]

Anti-Fracking Ad Run Against Gov. Cuomo in Iowa

By: Wednesday February 13, 2013 2:43 pm

While the horse race aspects of 2016 election Presidential election are mostly meaningless, the election is still important because it can impact the significant decisions powerful politicians are currently making. As long as a politician is seriously thinking about a run in 2016 it changes the leverage groups have over him/her. A perfect example is [...]

Group Pushes for Public Campaign Financing in New York

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 10:08 am

A large coalition of very large donors, businesses and activists are pushing for New York to adopt a system of publicly financed elections. From New York Times: An unusual and well-heeled coalition, trying to tap public anger over the flood of money into politics, is pushing to enact a public financing system for elections in [...]

Weiner Resignation and Redistricting

By: Thursday June 16, 2011 1:30 pm

It is an ill wind that does not blow some good. Or so Democrats might be thinking. Since Rep. Weiner is leaving there will not be a brutal fight when New York State looses two House seats.

Tim Bishop Wins NY-01: Last House Seat Decided

By: Wednesday December 8, 2010 10:31 am

A little over a month after the midterm election, the final undecided House race if finally over. In New York’s 1st district, Republican challenger Randy Altschuler finally conceded to incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop.  From Suffolk Times: Republican challenger Randy Altschuler conceded Wednesday morning in his bid to unseat Congressman Tim Bishop. The announcement comes with [...]

NY Gov: Cuomo Leads Paladino by 35 Points – Will Mad Carl Hurt GOP Down Ballot?

By: Monday October 18, 2010 8:04 pm

Democratic Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is totally crushing his Republican opponent, Carl Palidino, in the New York gubernatorial race according to the latest New York Times poll. Cuomo is leading by whopping 35 points. New York Times (10/10-15) Andrew Cuomo (D) 59 Carl Paladino (R) 24 Someone else/Neither 2 Won’t Vote 4 DK/NA 12 The [...]

NV Sen: Reid-Angle Race Remains Tight as Democrats Struggle with Projected Low Turnout

By: Wednesday October 6, 2010 6:39 pm

The Senate race in Nevada remains incredibly tight according to the latest survey from CNN/Time Opinion Research. The poll also found that Harry Reid is being badly hurt by disintrest from Democratic-leaning voters adversely affecting projected turnout this year in Nevada. CNN/Time Opinion Research (PDF) (10/1-5) Likely Voters Harry Reid (D) 40 Sharron Angle (R) [...]

NY-23: Hoffman Ends Campaign, Will Still Appear on Conservative Ballot Line

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 4:09 pm

This is bad news for Democratic Rep. Bill Owens. Conservative Party nominee and Republican primary loser Doug Hoffman has dropped out of the race for NY-23. From Politico: Doug Hoffman has dropped out of the race to represent New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Hoffman’s name will still appear on the ballot on the Conservative line; [...]

NY Sen: Gillibrand Leads by 11 Among Likely Voters

By: Tuesday September 28, 2010 7:45 pm

Appointed Democratic Senator Kristen Gillibrand has an 11-point lead over Joseph DioGuardi in New York’s Special election for US Senate, according to the latest Marist Poll (PDF) of likely voters: Marist (PDF) (9/19-22) Kristen Gillibrand 52 Joseph DioGuardi 41 Unsure 7 An 11-point lead and polling over 50 percent is good news for Gillibrand. Despite [...]

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