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In many years, only Democrats have primaries in New York. Since the state has a closed party system -- where only party members can select their party's candidates -- that
Almost every primary also features races obscure to even most of the political cognoscenti. These are contests to fill various party posts. In heavily Democratic New York City, most of
It's rare that voters get to choose both their senators in the same year. But because of Hillary Clinton's resignation, state voters will elect two senators in November. On the
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The biggest news from Tuesday's primary elections might have less to do with the votes cast than with how people cast them. This election will mark the passage
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Being attorney general propelled Eliot Spitzer to the governor's mansion and could do the same for Andrew Cuomo (above). But despite that the race to follow Cuomo has
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The 26th Assembly District features tree-lined streets, houses with American flags, parks -- and voters who switch from one party to the other.
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Voters will get their chance to opine on term limits -- but little else of similar magnitude -- this fall after the city Charter Revision Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to
When City Council members Sara Gonzalez, Darlene Mealy and Jimmy Vacca voted to extend term limits nearly two years ago, they may not have expected to miss out on
Photo Office of Sen. Pedro Espada
State Sen Pedro Espada, shown here on his way to a 2009 rally, is one of the few incumbents facing serious challengers.
"Throw the bums out."
The 2009 city election in New York yielded the lowest voter turnout for a mayoral race since 1969 -- only 26 percent of the city's 4.1 million registered voters