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2008 Primary Results

Sep 10, 2008

Winner's name appear in bold. These results are based on the unofficial vote tally as reported by the wire services and, as much as possible, directly from the New York

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A Longtime Incumbent Faces Another Challenger

Sep 02, 2008

We all know the conventional wisdom about congressional races in New York City: Incumbents don't lose. That has not stopped a number of people over the years from taking on

Running Under Indictment in the West Bronx

Sep 02, 2008

The Democratic primary in this swath of the west Bronx " shapes up as the toughest taste test since the Iran-Iraq War," Tom Robbins recently wrote in the Village Voice.

Taking on the Brownsville Dynasty

Sep 02, 2008

The Boyland family has been a power in Brownsville for decades, and now the nephew of the founder of the local dynasty, William F. Boyland Jr., represents the area in

A Second Chance in Canarsie

Sep 02, 2008

Democratic incumbent Alan Maisel faces Conservative Party candidate Edward Bracken. Maisel, defeated H. R. Clarke, in September's primary. Maisel collected $2,780 in contributions in the period covered by

The Organization Chases a Rainbow

Sep 02, 2008

Update: Carl Heastie fended off the challenge from Sherman Browne, scoring what was widely viewed as one of several victories the Rainbow rebellion lodged against the Bronx Democratic organization on

Going Head to Head in Morrisania

Sep 02, 2008

Update: Sigfredo Gonazlez's idea that a head-to-head matchup with Michael Benjamin would carry Gonzalez to victory did not work out -- at least not yet. Benjamin won the Democratic nomination,

A Factional Split in the Southeast Bronx

Sep 02, 2008

Update: Update: Ruben Diaz defeated Israel Cruz in the primary and will face Moran and Eligon in the general election. In this contest for the Assembly seat from a corner of

Filling a Last-Minute Vacancy

Sep 02, 2008

Update: In this contest for an open seat, Castro defeated Soto in the Democratic primary and will face Campbell on the Conservative and Republican lines on Tuesday. Only days after Luis