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Election 2022

Election 2022

  • Q&A: Andrew Giuliani, Republican Candidate for Governor of New York

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    Andrew Giuliani (photo: Instagram)


    Andrew Giuliani, Trump administration alum and son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is outperforming his rival GOP candidates in the polls early in this year’s race for governor.

    Statewide, Republican leadership has dubbed Long Island Congressional Rep. Lee Zeldin the presumptive nominee, and Zeldin’s campaign has far out-fundraised the other candidates. But Giuliani is confident in his chances, and early polling is bolstering his case.

    Just 36 years old, Giuliani is a first-time candidate for office and running on

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  • Leading Immigrant Advocacy Group Endorses Jumaane Williams for Governor

    (photo: office of Public Advocate Jumaane Williams)

    Public Advocate Jumaane Williams (photo: office of Public Advocate Jumaane Williams)


    With more than 23,000 members across the state, Make the Road is New York’s largest member group of immigrant advocates and its political arm is putting its heft behind Jumaane Williams’ bid for governor this year.

    The endorsement from Make the Road Action is the latest in a recent series of progressive support announced for Williams, along with other groups and elected officials such as New York Communities for Change, New York

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  • At First Forum of Governor's Race, Democrats Stake Out Positions on Progressive Priorities

    Tom Suozzi, Jumaane Williams, and Kathy Hochul

    (l-r: Tom Suozzi, Jumaane Williams, and Kathy Hochul)


    At the first forum in the Democratic gubernatorial primary race, progressive activists pressed the declared candidates on their positions on prominent pieces of legislation and policy from single-payer health care to good cause eviction and increased funding for climate protection, and more.

    Three candidates are so far running in the Democratic primary for governor that will be decided this June: incumbent Governor Kathy Hochul, U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, and New York City

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  • The Developing 2022 Race for New York Attorney General

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    NY AG Letitia James is vacating the position to run for Governor (photo: AG's office)


    UPDATE: On December 9, 2021 New York Attorney General Letitia James dropped out of the race for Governor and announced her intention to seek reelection as Attorney General in the 2022 election.

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    With current New York Attorney General Letitia James launching a campaign to be the next governor, the race to fill her seat is attracting a growing swell of candidates.

    James, a Democrat elected in 2018, was planning to run for reelection and would

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  • Max Politics Podcast: Jumaane Williams on Being Reelected Public Advocate & Moving Toward a Run for Governor

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    Jumaane Williams (photo: John McCarten/City Council)


    November 9, 2021 - Max Politics Podcast: Jumaane Williams on Being Reelected Public Advocate & Exploring a Run for Governor

    Jumaane Williams joined the show to discuss his reelection as Public Advocate, what he's watching for from Mayor-elect Eric Adams, his exploration of a run for Governor, and more.

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

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