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2014 Races to Watch


In 2014, there are a total of 244 state legislature, state executive, and Congressional seats up for election in New York: 150 NYS Assembly + 63 NYS Senate + 27 NY US House of Representatives + 4 state-wides.

In many of these contests, incumbents will run unopposed or face an opponent with low levels of institutional support.

Gotham Gazette's Races to Watch list is comprised of contests affecting NYC districts, and in which either: incumbents face competition within their own parties in the primary election; incumbents face strong challengers from another party in the general election; or candidates are campaigning for an unoccupied seat, left unoccupied by legislators who won elections for other offices or who had to vacate upon legal conviction.


Statewide Races


U.S. Congressional Races


Currently: Michael Grimm 

Staten Island, Bay Ridge, Fort Hamilton, Bath Beach, Gravesend, Dyker Heights

N.Y.S. Senate Races


Currently: Martin Golden

Bensonhurst, Manhattan Beach, Gerritsen Beach

N.Y.S. Assembly


Currently: Ron Kim

Flushing, Linden Hill, Murray Hill, Mitchell-Linden, East Flushing


Currently: Alec Brook-Krasny

Coney Island, Fort Hamilton


Currently: Vacant

Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin, Gerritsen Beach


Currently: Sheldon Silver

Lower East Side, Two Bridges, Little Italy, Battery Park


Currently: Micah Kellner

Upper East Side, Yorkville, Roosevelt Island

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