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Bruce Gyory

Bruce Gyory

  • A Full Term in Hand, What's Governor Hochul's Agenda?

    Gov. Hochul (photo: Kevin P. Coughlin/Governor's Office)

    Kathy Hochul made history last week, becoming the first woman to be elected governor of New York. Hochul, a Democrat who took over in August 2021 after Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned in disgrace, will now serve a full four-year term with the opportunity to more fully craft her agenda. But she already has a lengthy set of priorities either in motion or that she has promised to pursue, and there is more that others expect her to address, whether they voted for or against her. 

    Though Hochul had a far more extensive campaign platform than

  • Max Politics Podcast: Understanding the Numbers Game of the New York Governor's Race

    The New York State Capitol (photo: Darren McGee/Governor's Office)

    November 3, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: Understanding the Numbers Game in the Governor's Race

    Bruce Gyory, a political scientist and strategist, joined the show to lay out key numbers in the race for Governor; break down racial, ethnic, regional, and other demographic trends; and explain paths to victory for Kathy Hochul and Lee Zeldin.

    Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the

  • As General Election for Governor Heats Up, Zeldin's Congressional Votes Contrast with New York Public Opinion

    Rep. Lee Zeldin on the campaign trail (photo: @leezeldin)

    As Republican U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin runs to become New York Governor, he has made the core planks of his general election campaign crime and cost of living. Meanwhile, he has sought to further energize his base to “fire” Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul over a lack of public safety, high taxes, her role as Lieutenant Governor, and more.

    But as the fall general election approaches, Zeldin has continued to take votes in Congress that signify