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Westchester Political News
Friday, December 8, 2017
Vol. 17, No. 236
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Latimer Senate Seat
County Exec
NY Gov
Lt. Governor
NY Senate
NY Atty Gen
NY Comptroller
NY State Senate
Assembly Speaker
NYC Mayor
Indy Dems
11th CD
17th CD
18th CD
Skelos Senate
Indian Point
Voting Issues
Election Law
Albany Project
Daily Kos

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Senate Seat: Replace George Latimer

  1. Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer Running For State Senate - Yonkers Daily Voice, (Shelley Mayer), December 7, 2017
  2. NY to require online database for child care - Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Shelley Mayer), December 7, 2017
  3. LOVETT: De Blasio has 'revenge plan' to damage Cuomo in 2018, 'kill his presidential chances' - New York Daily News, (Shelley Mayer), December 7, 2017
  4. 'This Is Not a Tax Bill, This Is a Declaration of War': Nationwide Protests Erupt After GOP Tax Vote - AlterNet, (Kat Brezler), December 7, 2017
  5. Yonkers IDA OKs eminent domain for MTA bus depot property - Westfair Online, (Mike Spano), December 7, 2017
  6. Yonkers Is Safest City In New York According To Website's Rankings - Yonkers Daily Voice, (Mike Spano), December 7, 2017
Westchester County Executive

  1. County mulls extending $600 million bus contract - - The Journal News |, (Rob Astorino (R)), December 7, 2017
  2. Westchester legislators push back against Astorino's budget - Westfair Online, (Rob Astorino (R)), December 7, 2017
New York Governor

  1. Governor Cuomo urged to ink code enforcement bill - Niagara Gazette, (Andrew Cuomo), December 8, 2017
  2. NY awards $6.5M for sexual assault prevention, victim help - Seattle Times, (Andrew Cuomo), December 8, 2017
  3. Detectors Installed To Prevent Big Rigs From Hitting Low Bridges On Long Island - CBS New York, (Andrew Cuomo), December 7, 2017
New York Lt. Governor

  1. Family Services granted $106K in sexual assault victim funding - Poughkeepsie Journal, (Kathy Hochul), December 8, 2017
New York Senate

  1. Democrats want to rebrand as the anti-harassment party. But they'll have to come to terms with Bill Clinton's legacy. - CNN, (Kirsten Gillibrand), December 8, 2017
  2. Trump meets with congressional leaders to head off government shutdown - USA Today, (Chuck Schumer), December 7, 2017
  3. Immigrants' rights groups rally outside outside of Sen. Chuck Schumer's office - Amsterdam News, (Chuck Schumer), December 7, 2017
  4. Kirsten Gillibrand's Moment Has Arrived - POLITICO Magazine, (Kirsten Gillibrand), December 7, 2017
  5. New Congressional Sexual Harassment Bill Would Stop Employers From Trying To Silence Accusers - HuffPost, (Kirsten Gillibrand), December 7, 2017
  6. Single-Payer Would Devastate The Economy - Forbes, (Kirsten Gillibrand), December 7, 2017
  7. The Latest: Democratic Party head calls on Franken to resign - Kansas City Star, (Kirsten Gillibrand), December 7, 2017
Incumbents in Congress

  1. Engel, Ros-Lehtinen Laud House Passage of Venezuela Humanitarian Aid Bill, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), December 7, 2017
  2. Foreign Affairs Democrats to Tillerson: Trump's Anti-Muslim Retweets Endanger Americans, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), December 7, 2017
  3. Engel Remarks on U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts in Africa, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), December 7, 2017
New York Attorney General

  1. Hawai'i: US Should Not Rescind ACA Contraception Coverage - Big Island Now, (Eric Schneiderman), December 8, 2017
  2. New York Attorney General Files Lawsuit Over Buffalo-Area Music Festival - Billboard, (Eric Schneiderman), December 7, 2017
  3. State attorney general's office investigating Buffalo police ... - Buffalo News, (Eric Schneiderman), December 7, 2017
New York Comptroller DiNapoli

  1. New York State Common bolsters fixed-income team with 2 appointments - Pensions & Investments, (Tom DiNapoli), December 7, 2017
  2. New York pension fund seeks more pay disclosure from Wells Fargo - Reuters, (Tom DiNapoli), December 7, 2017
Incumbents NY State

  1. Klein finds unity with Democrats ... for now | The Riverdale Press ... - The Riverdale Press, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), December 8, 2017
  2. Officials Want NYSEG Storm Response Probed - Patch, (David Buchwald (D)), December 7, 2017
  3. Carl Heastie Calls for Senate Democratic Unity 'As Soon As ... - Observer, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx; Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), December 7, 2017
  4. A.G. Schneiderman Statement On Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, Attorney General: New York, December 7, 2017
  5. A.G. Schneiderman Announces Lawsuit Alleging Buffalo Music Promoter Defrauded Consumers Of Over $14,000 In Music Festival Scam, Attorney General: New York, December 7, 2017
  6. A.G. Schneiderman Leads 16-AG Coalition Opposing Birth Control Rollback, Attorney General: New York, December 7, 2017
  7. A.G. Schneiderman Releases “Know Your Rights” Guidance On Sexual Harassment In The Workplace, Attorney General: New York, December 7, 2017
New York State Senate

  1. Yonkers IDA OKs eminent domain for MTA bus depot property - Westfair Online, (Mike Spano), December 7, 2017
  2. Yonkers Is Safest City In New York According To Website's Rankings - Yonkers Daily Voice, (Mike Spano), December 7, 2017
Assembly Speaker

  1. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says Albany needs long-term plan to fund MTA - New York Daily News, (Carl Heastie), December 8, 2017
  2. Carl Heastie Calls for Senate Democratic Unity 'As Soon As ... - Observer, (Carl Heastie), December 7, 2017
  3. Erie County interested in opioid treatment center - Niagara Frontier Publications, (Carl Heastie), December 7, 2017
  4. NY lawmakers warn of tough budget choices in 2018 - Times Herald-Record, (Carl Heastie), December 7, 2017
  5. Heastie: 'We're New Yorkers — we'll get through it' - Albany Times Union (blog), (Carl Heastie), December 7, 2017
New York City Mayor

  1. Bill de Blasio catches the flu, cancels Town Hall appearance | New ... - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), December 8, 2017
  2. Adam Silver disagrees with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, says Nets' move to Brooklyn has been a success - Newsday, (Bill de Blasio), December 8, 2017
  3. New York Harbor: Healthier Than It's Been in More Than a Century, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, December 7, 2017
  4. Bill de Blasio and NJ Gov.-elect Phil Murphy meet on issues - amNY, (Bill de Blasio), December 7, 2017
  5. Bill de Blasio's Latest Local Sports Diss: The Brooklyn Nets -, (Bill de Blasio), December 7, 2017
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Klein finds unity with Democrats ... for now | The Riverdale Press ... - The Riverdale Press, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), December 8, 2017
  2. New York State's PTSD Expansion Analysis - Medical Jane, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), December 7, 2017
  3. Report leads some to rip mute swan plan - Queens Chronicle, (Tony Avella), December 7, 2017
  4. Carl Heastie Calls for Senate Democratic Unity 'As Soon As ... - Observer, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx; Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), December 7, 2017
  5. Anti-IDC groups reject Dem coalition calling for primaries against breakaway group - TimesLedger, (Tony Avella), December 7, 2017
11th Congressional District

  1. Donovan Chairs Hearing on Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Congressman Dan Donovan - New York, 11th (R), December 7, 2017
  2. Brooklyn Political Roundup, December 6: Donovan looking to add ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, (Dan Donovan), December 7, 2017
17th Congressional District

  1. President Trump Shifts US Policy in Israel; In Pence, Evangelicals Trust; Saving the World With Science - WNYC, (Nita Lowey), December 7, 2017
  2. Rep. Diana DeGette says ex-congressman tried to force kiss on her, alleges other harassment -, (Nita Lowey), December 7, 2017

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9th Senate (Skelos seat)

  1. New York Islanders, NYFCF Competing To Call Belmont Park Home ... - CBS New York, (Todd Kaminsky), December 8, 2017
  2. Convicted Pol Says Gov't Presented Wrong Evidence for Obstruction ... -, (Dean Skelos), December 7, 2017

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Voting Issues

  1. Mayoral candidate hints at voter intimidation, urges Atlantans to contact Sec. of State - WXIA-TV, (Voter Intimidation), December 7, 2017
  2. Norwood seeks evidence of 'voter intimidation' in Atlanta mayor race ... - MyAJC (blog), (Voter Intimidation), December 7, 2017

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Democracy for America

  1. Labor Advocate Wendy Carrillo Elected to California Assembly - LA Progressive (press release) (blog), (Democracy for America), December 7, 2017
  2. No, the end of 'net neutrality' is not the end of the World (Wide Web) - The Fayette Tribune, (Democracy for America), December 7, 2017



Election Law Blog

  1. EAC Commissioner McCormick, Speaking on ALEC Panel with Von Spakovsky and Adams, Makes Frivolous First Amendment Argument Against Automatic Voter Registration, December 8, 2017
  2. “10 Month Sentence For Bloomingburg Developer In Voter Fraud Case”, December 8, 2017
  3. Alabama Secretary of State Convinces Google to Remove Anti-Roy Moore Ad from YouTube as Incorrect or Misleading, But Was It?, December 7, 2017
  4. “New Alabama-based Political Action Committee spends millions to support Doug Jones, draws fire”, December 7, 2017
  5. Former Colorado GOP Chair, Who Claimed All Voter Fraud is Committed by Democrats, Convicted of Voter Fraud, After Claiming He Voted His Ex-Wife’s Ballot in Diabetic Episode, December 7, 2017
  6. “In Pennsylvania gerrymander case, experts can’t defend the indefensible”, December 7, 2017
  7. “Illinois Democrats ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear Blagojevich’s appeal”, December 7, 2017
  8. “Disenfranchised because of voter ID bureaucracy? VoteRiders and Kathleen Unger can help”, December 7, 2017
  9. Unanimous 9th Circuit Panel, in Opinion by Judge Bybee, Upholds Montana Law Barring Judicial Candidates from Seeking, Accepting, or Using Political Party Endorsements, December 7, 2017
  10. Last Refuge of a Scoundrel Dept: Roy Moore Campaign Raises Claim of Possible Election Theft in Alabama Senate Race, December 7, 2017
Daily Kos Elections

  1. GOP Rep. Trent Franks resigning over 'discussion of surrogacy with two previous female subordinates', December 7, 2017
  2. Former Gov. Phil Bredesen joins Tennessee Senate race, giving Democrats a star recruit, December 7, 2017
  3. Republicans hope ex-Gov. Tim Pawlenty will run in special election for Minnesota Senate seat, December 7, 2017
  4. This Week in Statehouse Action: 'Tis the Session edition, December 7, 2017
  5. Pennsylvania's GOP House gerrymander is going on trial. Here's how a nonpartisan map could look, December 7, 2017
  6. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 12/7, December 7, 2017
  7. Morning Digest: Independent Greg Orman could hurt Kansas Democrats' chances to succeed Sam Brownback, December 7, 2017


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