Incumbents survived all but one challenge and progressive groups failed to make new gains — while outside spending failed to make a dent. More than $200,000 on one Bronx candidate yielded just 956 votes.
New York NY USA-June 28, 2022 Church of the Holy Apostles polling site in Chelsea on Primary Election Day in New York (Shutterstock) By Claudia Irizarry Aponte and George Joseph, THE CITY All but one Democratic incumbent in 28 Assembly primaries across the five boroughs were able to stave off challengers in Tuesday’s election — […]
Kenesha Traynham-Cooper was born and raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, New York, Tompkins Houses. She was raised by her mother, the late Sharon Traynham, father Kenneth Cooper and grandparents, Robert Chambers and the late Bessie Traynham. She was always taught to go to school to get good grades so that she could […]
Congressional and state seats have changed. Before this summer’s primary elections, find out how your old districts stack up with your new ones.
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 31, 2020: People vote in the Brooklyn Museum during the 2020 Presidential election between President Donald J. Trump and Joe Biden. (Shutterstock) By Will Welch, Rachel Holliday Smith and Alyssa Katz, THE CITY After a chaotic redistricting process, New York’s political boundaries have finally been set for the 2022 election […]
Major changes have come to the state’s political lines ahead of a double primary season this summer.
Brooklyn, NY, USA – October 27, 2020: Voters exit poll site after they cast their votes for early general voting at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, Brooklyn amid coronavirus pandemic. (Shutterstock) By Rachel Holliday Smith, THE CITY New York’s special master for redistricting has finalized the state’s congressional and state Senate maps, further altering city districts […]
By Linda Nwoke, CAW Exclusive To date, New York State has had one black Governor, David Paterson, who served between 1990-2000. However, this can change if one of the June 2022 Democratic candidate candidates wins before finally contesting against a Republican candidate in November. Jumaane Williams became a New York City Public Advocate in 2019. […]
By Victoria Falk During an exclusive interview with People, Power & Politics Radio Show, Tom Suozzi discussed his run for Governor of New York. Tom Suozzi, the Democratic candidate for Governor of New York, stated that he is running for Governor because he is “fed up with the way things are going.” He sees people […]
New York, NY – May 25, 2022: Antonio Delgado sworn in as New York State Lieutenant Governor at New York City Governor’s office (Shutterstock) By Ana Maria Archila, Gotham Gazette The recent appointment of new Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado was marred by a debate about his ethnicity – specifically, whether he is Latino. The debate […]
Photo Courtesy: The Diana Reyna Campaign By Linda Nwoke Diana Reyna is a New Yorker with over two decades of experience in politics. She served as the immediate past Deputy Brooklyn Borough President for the first four years under now Mayor Eric Adams and, for twelve years, served in the New York City Council representing […]
Photo Courtesy: The Ana María Archila Campaign By Victoria Falk Who is Ana María Archila? The Columbian immigrant migrated to New York when she was 17-years old and dedicated most of her adult life to fighting for the rights of underserved New Yorkers. She gained national attention in 2018 when she confronted former Senator Jeff […]
New York, NY – October 12, 2021: Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin speaks at Local 802 AFM Centennial celebration at Central Park. (Shutterstock) By Molly Crane-Newman, New York Daily News A Harlem real estate developer flipped on disgraced ex-Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin in a secret plea hearing last month, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. Jerry […]