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New York elections 2014

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September 30, 2014

Christie’s Refusal To Campaign For Fellow Republican Gives Rivals More Ammunition

By Melissa Hayes, The Record TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s dispute with a Republican candidate for governor of New York is allowing potential presidential rivals to try to drive a wedge between him and conservative voters, especially in early voting states like Iowa. Analysts say that fellow Republicans can now argue that […]

July 28, 2014
Chris Christie Bridgegate

N.Y. Gubernatorial Candidate Demands Christie Quit GOP Duty

By Melissa Hayes, The Record TRENTON, N.J. — A GOP candidate for governor in New York said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie should resign as chairman of the Republican Governors Association after Christie said he wouldn’t campaign across the Hudson River unless the race tightens. Christie was asked directly if he would campaign for Westchester […]

July 23, 2014

Espaillat Concedes In New York House Race

State Senator Adriano Espaillat has officially conceded his challenge to 22-term U.S. Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY), two days after Rangel declared victory in the Democratic primary in New York’s 13th congressional district. “I want to express my deepest appreciation for all of the efforts of my supporters and volunteers on my campaign for Congress,” Senator Espaillat said […]

June 26, 2014

Rangel Defeats Espaillat In Democratic Primary

U.S. Representative Charles Rangel appears to have won the Democratic primary for U.S. House in New York’s 13th congressional district, defeating state Senator Adriano Espaillat. With all 471 precincts reporting, Rangel led Espaillat by a 47 to 43 percent margin, or 1,828 votes. NY1 first called the election for Rangel at 11:50pm, EST. Senator Espaillat […]

June 24, 2014

Mississippi Republicans Battle In U.S. Senate Runoff

Washington (AFP) — Mississippi incumbent Thad Cochran was fighting for his political life in a Republican runoff for his U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, seeking to repulse a surging conservative challenger bucking the party establishment. A series of primary races are similarly pitting political veterans against relative outsiders, including key contests in Oklahoma, New York, and […]

June 24, 2014

AUDIO: 84-Year-Old Congressman Courts Youth Vote With Rap Song

Charlie Rangel, the 84-year-old congressman from Harlem who will face one of the toughest fights of his political career in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in New York’s 13th congressional district, has found a novel new way to reach out to young voters. It really has to be heard to be believed. As Olivia Nuzzi reports in The […]

June 24, 2014

Three Races To Watch In Tuesday’s Primaries

Photo: John Fitzhugh/Biloxi Sun Herald/MCT Voters across the country will once again head to the polls on Tuesday, when Colorado, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, and Utah hold the latest round of primary elections. Here are three of the most significant races on the ballot: Mississippi Senate The Republican primary in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate election has become the […]

June 23, 2014

Poll: New Yorkers Still Don’t Want Trump To Be Their Governor

As Donald Trump prepares to address Republican activists at the 2014 edition of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C., another poll has found that he is despised by the voters back home in New York. For the past several months, Trump has been floating the idea of running for governor of New York […]

March 6, 2014

5 Democrats Who Could Steal Republican House Seats In 2014

On Monday, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chairman and New York representative Steve Israel announced 16 top candidates for the DCCC’s Red to Blue program, which hopes to spur party switches in Republican-held districts. “These candidates earned their places in our battle-tested program because of their hard work and the competitive nature of their districts,” […]

March 3, 2014

Poll: Cuomo Would Crush Trump In 2014 Gubernatorial Election

New York governor Andrew Cuomo (D) has reversed a slide in his approval ratings and is a heavy favorite to win re-election in 2014, according to a new Siena Research Institute poll. The poll, released Monday, finds that 54 percent of New York voters rate Governor Cuomo’s job performance as “excellent” or “good,” while 46 […]

January 20, 2014
Memo Pad, Donald Trump, Birther, Controversy

Governor Trump? The Donald Floats Another Fake Campaign

In news that’s sure to thrill New York governor Andrew Cuomo, political satirists, and no one else, Donald Trump says he is considering a run for governor of New York in 2014. Trump made his latest grasp for political relevance during an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren on Friday. “Are you running for […]

January 13, 2014