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Jay Jacobs

Jay Jacobs

  • Max Politics Podcast: After a Disappointing Election, What's Next for New York Democrats

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    November 17, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: After a Disappointing Election, What's Next for New York Democrats

    L. Joy Williams, a Democratic strategist, president of the Brooklyn NAACP, and host of Sunday Civics, joined the show to break down the 2022 election results and discuss what's next for the New York State Democratic Party and Brooklyn Democratic Party, Gov. Kathy Hochul, bridging divides among Democrats' progressive and establishment wings, and more.

    Listen to the conversation and let us know what you

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  • Zeldin Rejected from Independence Party Ballot Line After Submitting Faulty Signatures

    U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (photo: Lee Zeldin flickr)


    U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican nominee for governor, was denied the additional general election ballot line for the Independence Party on Thursday after election administrators found his campaign had submitted over 12,000 invalid ballot petition signatures. The petition was reviewed after Libertarian Party officials filed an objection, claiming they found over 11,000 signatures that had been duplicated by photocopy on the document submitted to the state Board of Elections.

    Republicans had filed an independent nominating petition for the

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  • Max & Murphy Podcast: New York Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs on What's Next for Governor Cuomo

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    Jay Jacobs (photo: Andrew Cuomo campaign via flickr)


    March 3, 2021 - Max & Murphy Podcast: New York Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs on What's Next for Governor Cuomo

    Jay Jacobs, the chair of the New York State Democratic Party, joined the show to discuss the sexual harassment scandal engulfing Governor Andrew Cuomo and

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  • Max & Murphy Podcast: State Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs

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    New York Democrats in 2016 (photo: New York Democratic Party)


    October 28, 2020 - Max & Murphy Podcast: State Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs

    Jay Jacobs, chair of the New York State Democratic Party, joined the show to discuss key races for the House of Representatives and State Senate, as well as other issues related to the 2020 elections in New York.

    Listen to the conversation and let

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  • Cuomo's Missing Ethics Agenda

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    Cuomo in 2013 (photo: Governor's Office)


    The government ethics agenda put forth by Governor Andrew Cuomo in his 2020 State of the State is much shorter than those he’s proposed in years passed.

    In fact, it contains just one proposal: legislation mandating some state officials publish their tax returns. Meanwhile, it leaves out several of Cuomo’s past proposals that have yet to be accomplished, including major campaign finance reforms supported by one of his top allies.

    The heavily-truncated list comes after more than a year of controversy

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  • Max & Murphy Podcast: State Campaign Finance Reform Takes Shape, with Challenge to Minor Parties

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    December 4, 2019 - Max & Murphy Podcast: State Campaign Finance Reform Takes Shape, with Threat to Minor Parties

    jacobs wis wbaiJay Jacobs, chair of the New York Democratic Party and a Governor Cuomo-appointed member of the state campaign finance commission that just finished its work, and Jessica Wisneski of Citizen Action NY and the Working Families Party joined the

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