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 […]
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 […]
By Linda Nwoke The New York gubernatorial race is on, with the Democratic party’s primary just a few weeks away. There is a mixture of candidates ranging from —contestants with deep-rooted political backgrounds and strong ties to their communities to others with less political experience. Yet, they have a vision for a brighter and better […]