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Ads, Debates, & Editorial Board Endorsements: NY Statewide Races 2014

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Comptroller candidates debate (photo: @InsideCity Hall)

We're helping you prepare for Election Day 2014 in New York. In that vein, we bring you our best attempt to collect video ads, debate footage, and editorial board endorsements in the three statewide races as well as the race in New York's 11th Congressional District.

To see who will be on your ballot and find lots of information about races, candidates, and ballot proposals, use our Gotham Gazette-WNYC Election Guide.

To read our ongoing coverage of the races of 2014 as well as other New York politics and policy, see our most recent articles. This includes our report on the very high number of uncontested general election races for New York State Legislature. But, the three statewide races are not uncontested, and we're bringing you more information on the contests for Governor, Attorney General, and Comptroller (plus New York's 11th Congressional District). See below for all the video advertisements that campaigns for those three offices have put online on Vimeo or YouTube. We've also put links to televised debates. But first, editorial board endorsements:

Do newspaper editorial board endorsements matter to voters? Do they impact elections? Most say they have historically. Some say they don't matter much these days. It's hard to tell. Candidates certainly love to tout them when they get them and downplay them when they don't. While we can debate and analyze their impact - and some exit polling would be nice! - we can certainly track to whom these endorsements go and some of the interesting things said in support of the so-honored candidates as well as those not chosen.

We're collecting editorial board endorsements in the 2014 races for the three statewide offices of New York Governor, Attorney General, and Comptroller, as well as NY's 11th Congressional District, one of the most widely-watched congressional races in the state and country. Note: Gotham Gazette does not make endorsements. Send us additions for this page any time: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Editorial Board Endorsements for New York Governor: Incumbent Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo v Republican challenger Rob Astorino v Green Party challenger Howie Hawkins

NY Post for Astorino

Glens Falls Post-Star for Astorino

The Jewish Voice for Astorino

NY Newsday for Cuomo

Buffalo News for Cuomo

Albany Times Union for Cuomo

Auburn Citizen for Cuomo

Rochester City Newspaper for Cuomo

Syracuse.com for Cuomo

El Diario for Cuomo

Jewish Press for Cuomo

amNewYork for Cuomo

Queens Tribune for Cuomo

Journal News for Cuomo

Niagara Gazette for Cuomo

Crain's NY for Cuomo

Watertown Daily Times for Cuomo

Poughkeepsie Journal for Cuomo

NY Observer for Cuomo

SI Advance for Cuomo

NY Daily News for Cuomo

NY Times for Cuomo

(Flashback: NY Times Democratic Primary non-endorsement)


Editorial Board Endorsements for New York Attorney General: Incumbent Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman v Republican challenger John Cahill

Syracuse Post-Standard for Cahill

NY Newsday for Cahill

NY Observer for Cahill

Crain's NY for Cahill

Niagra Gazette for Cahill

Auburn Citizen for Cahill

Watertown Daily Times for Cahill

amNewYork for Cahill

NY Post for Cahill

NY Daily News for Schneiderman

Albany Times Union for Schneiderman

Buffalo News for Schneiderman

El Diario for Schneiderman

The Jewish Voice for Schneiderman

Journal News for Schneiderman

SI Advance for Schneiderman

NY Times for Schneiderman & DiNapoli

Queens Tribune for Schneiderman & DiNapoli


Editorial Board Endorsements for New York Comptroller: Incumbent Democratic Comptroller Tom DiNapoli v Republican challenger Bob Antonacci

NY Times and Queens Tribune both went for (Schneiderman &) DiNapoli - see last two links in AG section above

Buffalo News for DiNapoli

NY Newsday for DiNapoli

Glens Falls Post-Star for DiNapoli

Syracuse Post-Standard for DiNapoli

Jewish Press for DiNapoli

NY Observer for DiNapoli

Albany Times Union for DiNapoli

Journal News for DiNapoli

The Jewish Voice for DiNapoli

El Diario for DiNapoli

Auburn Citizen for DiNapoli

amNewYork for DiNapoli

Watertown Daily Times for DiNapoli

NY Daily News for DiNapoli - sort of


Editorial Board Endorsements in New York's 11th Congressional District: Incumbent Republican Rep. Michael Grimm v Democratic challenger Domenic Recchia

Staten Island Advance for Grimm

NY Times for Recchia

NY Daily News for Grimm


Debates in the races for NY Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller, and the 11th Congressional District (note: these are televised debates):

Gubernatorial Debate, October 22 on PBS
Broken up by question by the Buffalo News

Full debate video

Attorney General debate, October 30 on NY1
Full debate video

Comptroller debate, October 15 on NY1
Full debate video

NY-11 debate, October 28 on NY1
Full debate video

NY-11 debate, October 17 on ABC-7
Full debate video


Video Advertisements Posted to Candidates' Vimeo or YouTube Channels (note: candidates may run TV ads and not post the video to Vimeo/YouTube):

Gotham Gazette Vimeo Channel of 2014 Video Ads for NY Gov, AG, Comptroller

Gotham Gazette YouTube Playlist of 2014 Video Ads for NY Gov, AG, Comptroller:

Did we miss something? Please email our editor, Ben Max, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - thanks!

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