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  • 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

  • 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