Gotham Gazette

The Place for New York Policy and politics

Election 2022

Election 2022

  • A Closer Look at Voter Turnout in New York's August 2022 Primaries

    Voters at the polls (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)


    The August primary election for congressional and State Senate races in New York saw significantly low voter turnout, barely topping single digits in many districts across the state. It was the predictable outcome of an unprecedented election that resulted from a tumultuous redistricting process that unfolded this year, all adding to New York’s voter turnout crisis. Despite many competitive races, several of which were narrowly decided, New Yorkers again showed little enthusiasm to cast their ballots.

    The party primaries,

    ...
  • What Is Lee Zeldin's Gubernatorial Campaign Platform?

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


    U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican nominee for New York Governor in this year’s election, is focusing his campaign on public safety, the economy, and cost of living.

    Representing the 1st Congressional District on Long Island, Zeldin is a conservative with close ties to former President Donald Trump trying to accomplish a feat no New York Republican has over the last 20 years: win a statewide election.

    Zeldin’s campaign often

    ...
  • Max Politics Podcast: Mara Gay on the 2022 Congressional Primaries and New York Times Editorial Board Endorsements

    At the polls (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)


    August 25, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: 2022 Congressional Primaries and The New York Times Editorial Board, with Mara Gay

    Mara Gay of The New York Times Editorial Board joined the show to discuss the outcomes of the 2022 New York congressional primaries and the Board's endorsements -- Rep. Jerry Nadler in NY-12; Daniel Goldman in NY-10; and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in NY-17, all victorious -- as well as related themes.

    Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter ...

  • Max Politics Podcast: Breaking Down the 2022 New York State Senate Primary Results

    At the voting booth (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)


    August 25, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: Breaking Down the 2022 State Senate Primary Results, with Jeff Coltin

    Jeff Coltin of City and State New York joined the show to discuss the outcomes of the 2022 New York State Senate primaries, particularly in New York City, and various related themes.

    Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio below or download the

    ...
  • Results Roundup: 2022 U.S. House and State Senate Primary Elections

    (l-r) Jerry Nadler, Dan Goldman, Kristen Gonzalez (top) 
    Gustavo Rivera, Robert Jackson, Andrew Gounardes


    New York’s second primary election of the year has concluded, determining the general election nominees for the House of Representatives and State Senate. There were several competitive races, mostly among Democrats, across the city and state and while winners have been declared in most of them, a few are too close to call and could be decided in the coming days once thousands of absentee ballots are tallied.

    This was the first-ever primary held in August, a result of a chaotic redistricting process

    ...
  • 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

    ...
  • WATCH: Previewing August Primary Day in New York

    Getting out to vote (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office)


    New York's August party primary elections for seats in the State Senate and U.S. House of Representatives is fast-approaching, with primary day Tuesday, August 23. There are several high-profile races, including the highly-competitive Democratic primaries in the new 10th and 12th congressional districts. There are other congressional races and many competitive State Senate primaries.

    Dr. Christina Greer, political science professor at Fordham University and co-host of FAQ NYC, and Sally Goldenberg, City Hall bureau chief for

    ...
  • Congressional Race in Its Base a Big Test for Working Families Party

    Yuh-Line Niou with WFP volunteers campaigning in BK (photo: @bkswjennie)


    The New York Working Families Party is no stranger to big fights and it is facing one of its most intense campaign battles in this month’s Democratic primary in the new 10th Congressional District of New York. With six prominent candidates and more than a dozen Democrats on the ballot, the Working Families Party’s influence and organizing power is being put to the test as it hopes to propel its endorsee, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, to victory.

    The WFP experienced several defeats and few victories in the June

    ...
  • New York Congressional Races to Watch in the August Primary

    (l-r) Jerry Nadler, Carolyn Maloney, Suraj Patel, Yuh-Line Niou, Jo Anne Simon (top)
    Dan Goldman, Carlina Rivera, Elizabeth Holtzman, Mondaire Jones


    Early voting for the August 23 party primary elections begins on Saturday, August 13, with competitive races in many of New York’s now-26 districts in the U.S. House of Representatives. After a chaotic redistricting process that significantly changed the state’s political map, these congressional races are unfolding ahead of the general election that will determine which major party controls the House and Senate. Democrats currently

    ...
  • ‘I’m Not a Sidelines Person’: Elizabeth Holtzman Runs for Congress in the New NY-10

    Elizabeth Holtzman (photo: Liz Holtzman for Congress)


    Former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, the first and only woman ever elected Brooklyn District Attorney and New York City Comptroller, has ended her decades-long hiatus from political campaigns torun for Congress in the crowded field for the new 10th district.

    “I said to myself, ‘I'm not a

    ...
  • New York State Senate Races to Watch in the August Primary

    (l-r) State Senators Gustavo Rivera, Robert Jackson, Andrew Gounardes, Kevin Parker


    Early voting for the August 23 primary begins on Saturday, August 13, and there are several competitive races taking place for New York State Senate, with new district maps in place following the decennial redistricting process.

    Democrats currently control the 63-member State Senate, with a 42-20 majority (there is

    ...
  • ‘Do in Congress What I Did in Albany’: Yuh-Line Niou Runs for Congress in the New NY-10

    Yuh-Line Niou, center, with campaign volunteers (photo: @teamniouyork)


    Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, who has represented the 65nd Assembly District in Lower Manhattan since 2017, is running for Congress in the new 10th Congressional District of New York.

    Niou, a favorite of many in the progressive left, is part of a crowded race of roughly a dozen Democratic candidates hoping to win the new congressional seat, which spans a set of diverse neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn. Rep. Jerry Nadler, who represents the current

    ...
  • 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

    ...
  • Transcript: Elizabeth Holtzman NY-10 Max Politics Interview

    Elizabeth Holtzman (photo: Holtzman campaign)


    Max Politics Podcast: Elizabeth Holtzman Runs for Congress in the New NY-10

    Recorded July 26, 2022

    Listen to the audio here, or at Max Politics wherever you get podcasts.

    Democratic primary day: August 23, 2022

    Transcript: Dan Goldman NY-10 Max Politics Interview

    Dan Goldman (photo: @dangoldmanforny)


    Max Politics Podcast: Dan Goldman Runs for Congress in the New NY-10

    Recorded July 8, 2022

    Listen to the audio here, or at Max Politics wherever you get podcasts.

    Democratic primary day: August 23, 2022

    District: Lower Manhattan & parts of Brooklyn

    ...
  • 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

    ...
  • Transcript: Carlina Rivera NY-10 Max Politics Interview

    Carlina Rivera (photo: John McCarten/City Council)


    Max Politics Podcast: Carlina Rivera Runs for Congress in the New NY-10

    Recorded June 1, 2022

    Listen to the audio here, or at Max Politics wherever you get podcasts.

    Democratic primary day: August 23, 2022

    District: Lower Manhattan & parts of Brooklyn (...

  • Transcript: Yuh-Line Niou NY-10 Max Politics Interview

    Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou (photo: Wikimedia Commons)


    Max Politics Podcast: Yuh-Line Niou Runs for Congress in the New NY-10

    Recorded July 19, 2022

    Listen to the audio here, or at Max Politics wherever you get podcasts.

    Democratic primary day: August 23, 2022

    District: Lower Manhattan & parts of Brooklyn (...

  • Transcript: Jo Anne Simon NY-10 Max Politics Interview

    Jo Anne Simon at an abortion rights rally


    Max Politics Podcast: Jo Anne Simon Runs for Congress in the New NY-10

    Recorded July 12, 2022

    Listen to the audio here, or at Max Politics wherever you get podcasts.

    Democratic primary day: August 23, 2022

    District: Lower Manhattan & parts of Brooklyn (...

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

    Suraj Patel (photo: Patel campaign)


    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
    ...
  • ‘I'm an Issue Person’: Jo Anne Simon Runs for Congress in the New NY-10

    Jo Anne Simon (photo: Simon's office)


    Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, who represents Brooklyn’s 52nd district, said her experience working with the communities in her district and the surrounding neighborhoods will be herpath to victory in the crowded race to represent the new 10th congressional district of New York encompassing Lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn.

    ...

  • ‘The Same Old Playbook Has Not Worked’: Dan Goldman Runs for Congress in the New NY-10

    Dan Goldman at a candidate forum (photo: Ben Max)


    Dan Goldman, the lead counsel for the first impeachment trial of then-President Donald Trump and former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, is among the Democratic candidates running to represent the new 10th congressional district, which includes parts of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.

    Goldman is focusing his campaign on his resume and, he says, the fight for democracy and fair elections amid Republican assaults on both, including the January 6, 2021

    ...
  • Max Politics Podcast: Elizabeth Holtzman on Running for Congress in the New NY-10

     

    Elizabeth Holtzman (photo: Holtzman campaign)


    July 20, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: Liz Holtzman on Running for Congress in the New NY-10

    Elizabeth Holtzman -- former member of Congress, Brooklyn District Attorney, and NYC Comptroller -- joined the show to discuss her campaign for Congress in the new 10th District of New York, which includes much of Lower Manhattan and a large stretch of Brooklyn.

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

    ...
  • NY-10 Candidates Talk Climate Action at Environment-Focused Forum

    Candidates Niou, Rivera, Simon at Tuesday's forum (photo: The Cooper Union/Marget Long)


    Several Democratic candidates running to represent New York’s new 10th congressional district answered questions related to climate and sustainability challenges facing the district and New York City during a forum held at The Great Hall in Cooper Union Tuesday evening. Such issues are especially relevant in the district given that much of it is along the waterfront, whether its Manhattan or Brooklyn side.

    The panel, hosted by the New York League of

    ...
  • Max Politics Podcast: Yuh-Line Niou on Running for Congress in the New NY-10

    Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou (photo: Wikimedia Commons)


    July 19, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: Yuh-Line Niou on Running for Congress in the New NY-10

    Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, a Manhattan Democrat, joined the show to discuss her campaign in the new 10th Congressional District of New York, which includes a large section of Lower Manhattan and a wide swathe of Brooklyn.

    Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio below or download the episode

    ...