Law professor Zephyr Teachout said Friday that she is considering her next steps after a surprisingly strong primary challenge to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but wouldn’t rule out endorsing him in the November election.
For his part, the governor is portraying himself as above the fray. He’s done little campaigning.
The New York Times on Tuesday declined to endorse Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, claiming he “resisted and even shut down opportunities to fix” a state government controlled by big money.
President Barack Obama won’t be making an endorsement in the Democratic primary for New York’s 13th Congressional District.
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) once again traded barbs with Democratic primary opponent Adriano Espaillat on Friday – with Rangel saying Espaillat has “no record,” and Espaillat telling Rangel he needs to step aside.
As CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday, next week’s Democratic primary could be historic.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) endorsed Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Monday, joining a long line of party leaders backing the 22-term congressman.
James defeated state Sen. Daniel Squadron in incomplete and unofficial returns and faces a general election next month without a Republican opponent.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio emerged as the surprising top choice in the Democratic mayoral primary, but could still face weeks and another electoral fight before becoming his party’s nominee. Political analysts Keli Goff and Dan Gersteen joined us to discuss Tuesday’s election.
Despite his poll numbers may be hovering above 40 percent, De Blasio said he still expects to be locked in a runoff after Tuesday’s primary — though he wouldn’t say who he’d prefer to run against. That, he said, is for the people to decide.
New York City comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer on Wednesday unveiled the first policy proposals of his comeback campaign.
The Quinnipiac University poll shows that among black voters, Spitzer leads Stringer by a three-to-one margin. The poll showed no gender gap.
Bonnie Lautenberg also took a few mild swipes at Pallone’s chief Democratic competitor in next month’s primary, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, as a candidate whose numerous TV appearances and celebrity connections won’t necessarily translate to effective governing.
After a ballot count that ended on Saturday, New York City Board of Elections spokeswoman Valerie Vazquez said that the 82-year-old congressman received 18,940 votes.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has easily won a Democratic primary challenge in New York from Gail Goode, a little-known lawyer for New York City.