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  • Contentious NY-12 Primary to Conclude, with Nadler's and Maloney's Careers on the Line

    (l-r) Jerry Nadler, Carolyn Maloney, Suraj Patel

    Once allies in Congress, Representatives Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney have become fierce competitors as they both run in the new 12th Congressional District of New York in this month’s Democratic primary. The two long-time House members were each first elected to Congress in 1992, but a chaotic redistricting process led to both their bases being drawn into the same new district, which includes much of both the East Side and West Side of Manhattan from about 18th Street to the north end of Central

  • Max Politics Podcast: Rep. Carolyn Maloney on Her Campaign for Congress in the New NY-12

    Rep. Carolyn Maloney joins other top elected officials to outline plans for protecting abortion rights (photo: Don Pollard/Governor’s Office)

    August 8, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: Rep. Carolyn Maloney on Her Campaign for Congress in the New NY-12

    Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat representing the current 12th Congressional District of New York, joined the show to discuss her campaign in the August primary for the new 12th Congressional District, a race that also includes Rep. Jerry Nadler and attorney Suraj Patel.

    Listen to the conversation and let us know

  • Absentee Ballot Programs Could Be 'Single Most Important Factor' in High-Profile NY-10 and NY-12 Congressional Races

    Voters on the move (photo: Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photo Office)

    There are less than three weeks until primary day, August 23, and the deadline for voters to request an absentee ballot is Monday, August 8. In New York’s 10th and 12th congressional districts, where there are heated Democratic primary contests underway, absentee ballots may play a particularly significant role under the peculiar circumstances of the election.

    “Absentee ballot organizing is likely to be the single most important factor in determining the winner of these races,” Neal Kwatra, founder of Metropolitan Public

  • Max Politics Podcast: Suraj Patel on Running for Congress in the New NY-12

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    July 27, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: Suraj Patel on Running for Congress in the New NY-12

    Suraj Patel, a Democratic candidate in New York's new 12th Congressional District, joined the show to discuss his race against Reps. Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney and the arguments he's making for why Manhattan voters should
  • To Avoid More Cuomo 'Supplanting,' De Blasio Pushes for Direct Aid to New York City in Next Federal Package

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    Mayor de Blasio & Governor Cuomo (photo: Rob Bennett/Mayor's Office)

    With so much on the line, Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing leaders in Washington, D.C. to allocate direct aid to New York City in the next big federal stimulus package, currently being negotiated among President Joe Biden and members of Congress. At the same time, de Blasio is calling on the State Legislature to help him stop Governor Andrew Cuomo from continuing to syphon off hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid coming through Albany.

    Both de Blasio and Cuomo have said

  • House of Representatives Examines Census Data Anomalies and Risks to Accurate State Numbers

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    Rep. Carolyn Maloney (photo: Jeff Reed/City Council)

    The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform met on Thursday to discuss data-processing errors that will make it impossible for the U.S. Census Bureau to deliver accurate state population totals by the statutory deadline of December 31. Those numbers are then essential to reapportionment efforts as the Census dictates how many seats each state has in the House and are used for redistricting efforts within each state.

    During the hearing chaired by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat representing New

  • Congressional Reps Release New Report Underscoring Importance of Complete NYC Census Count

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    The Census count is ongoing, with high stakes (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office)

    Representatives Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) and Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) unveiled a report on Monday that shows the potential consequences of New York City being undercounted in the 2020 Census. The report comes as New York City continues to lag behind the nationwide response rate to the decennial questionnaire, although the city has gained ground in recent weeks.

    As of Sunday, the national self-response rate stood at 61%, while New York City was at 52%. However, New

  • Could Coronavirus Exodus from Manhattan Impact Competitive Tri-Borough Congressional Primary?

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    Suraj Patel campaigning (photo: Facebook)

    Wealthy Manhattanites, more than others, fled New York City when the coronavirus pandemic erupted here, according to New York Times data reporting. Now, it’s unclear how that exodus might affect voting behavior in party primary elections happening this month, like in New York’s 12th Congressional District, where much of incumbent Representative Carolyn Maloney’s support has historically been in parts of Manhattan home to many of

  • WATCH: Democratic Primary Challengers Debate in New York's 12th Congressional District

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    Left to right: Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Suraj Patel, Pete Harrison, Lauren Ashcraft

    The Democratic primary in New York's 12th Congressional District features incumbent Rep. Carolyn Maloney and three challengers: Suraj Patel, Peter Harrison, and Lauren Ashcraft. All four candidates were set to debate Monday night, but Maloney canceled the day of the debate due to illness. Her three challengers met to discuss a variety of issues and strategies in a debate hosted by Empire State Indivisible and moderated by Gotham Gazette's Ben Max. Watch the debate below.

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  • Rep. Carolyn Maloney Faces 3 Democratic Primary Challengers: Watch the NY-12 Candidates Debate on Monday June 8

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    Left to right: Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Suraj Patel, Pete Harrison, Lauren Ashcraft

    UPDATE: This debate occurred on June 8, among the three challengers after Rep. Maloney backed out the day of the debate due to illness. Watch the debate video here.

    The four candidates running the Democratic primary in New York's 12th Congressional District, which includes parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, and is currently

  • U.S. Census Bureau Announces Hundreds of 'Community Partners' in New York

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    New Yorkers prepare for the 2020 Census (photo: John McCarten/City Council)

    The House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee has received and released the list of the U.S. Census Bureau’s community partners for the 2020 Census, including hundreds of entities in New York. The once-a-decade count of the entire country’s population, mandated by the Constitution, has already begun in Alaska and is due

  • Congressional Hearing Raises Red Flags About U.S. Census Bureau Preparedness as 2020 Count Set to Begin

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    (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

    The House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing this past week with representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau to examine preparedness for the 2020 Census. Data collection for the Census count has already begun in remote parts of Alaska, some initial mailings will go out mid-March, and the full count officially begins across the country on April 1.

    Exchanges at the Wednesday hearing, along with a report released just before it that informed much of the discussion, raised

  • Amazon’s Recent New York Campaign Contributions Mostly to Members of Congress

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    Gov. Cuomo & Rep. Jeffries (photo via Governor's Office)

    Before Amazon announced the placement of one of its next satellite “headquarters” in Queens, drawing mixed reactions from local lawmakers and significant overall pushback, the company’s campaign finance footprint in New York shows it was spreading its money around to many New York politicians, mostly those at the federal level.

    Eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York City, all Democrats, who signed a now ...

  • New York Congressional Primaries to Watch Ahead of June 26 Vote

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    Rep. Dan Donovan with President Trump (photo: @DanDonovanSI)

    New Yorkers will head to the polls on Tuesday, June 26 to vote in Democratic and Republican congressional primary elections, determining which candidates will appear on the parties’ ballots in November’s general election. Not every one of New York’s 27 congressional districts is home to one or two primaries, but some districts are in the midst of competitive primary campaigns.

    In New York City, where just one seat in the House of Representatives delegation is held by a Republican, there are several