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Primary Races

Primary Races

  • 7 Things to Watch on New York Primary Day #2 of 2022

    (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

    New Yorkers will head to the polls on Tuesday to vote in primaries for Congress and State Senate, the second primary election this year following an earlier June primary for statewide and state assembly races. 

    The two separate primaries were a result of a messy redistricting process that unfolded this year, with new district lines drawn based on the 2020 Census count. With the new maps in place, there are several competitive races across the city and state,

  • Ahead of Primary, Democrats Running for Attorney General File Campaign Finance Disclosures

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    Public Advocate Letitia James (photo: @TishJames)

    With a month to go before the September 13 primary for statewide elected offices, the four candidates running for the Democratic nomination for attorney general filed their latest campaign finance disclosures on Tuesday, covering the period between July 17 and August 13. The filings, along with a Siena College poll from June, suggest that the race remains competitive as the candidates each seek to

  • Two Very Different Democratic Assembly Primaries in Brooklyn

    Pam Harris voting via Facebook

    Assemblymember Harris votes (photo via Facebook)

    Among the upcoming legislative primary elections, two Brooklyn State Assembly races with very different storylines are intensifying. Unusual electoral circumstances in the 44th and 46th Assembly Districts make the contests races to watch. Located in Downtown Brooklyn, the 44th seat, which is opening up due to the retirement of the longtime incumbent, is home to a short, frenzied primary race among three Democrats. In the 46th, an embattled short-term incumbent and an