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Monday, February 19, 2018
 
Vol. 18, No. 30
 
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 INCUMBENTS
Latimer Senate Seat
County Exec
NY Gov
Lt. Governor
NY Senate
Congress
NY Atty Gen
NY Comptroller
NYS
Westchester
NY State Senate
Assembly Speaker
NYC Mayor
Indy Dems
11th CD
17th CD
18th CD
 ELECTION NEWS
Skelos Senate
 ISSUES
Indian Point
Voting Issues
 DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA
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Election Law
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INCUMBENTS

Senate Seat: Replace George Latimer

  1. Westchester County Independence Party backs Dem in key Senate race - New York Daily News, (Julie Killian), February 19, 2018
  2. Khojasteh steps aside, supports Killian in Senate special election - The Journal News | LoHud.com, (Julie Killian), February 19, 2018
  3. Protesters Slam NRA At White Plains Demonstration « CBS New York - CBS New York, (Julie Killian; Shelley Mayer), February 19, 2018
  4. LOVETT: GOP governor hopeful took huge biz tax break, but rips Cuomo's economic development plan - New York Daily News, (Julie Killian), February 19, 2018
  5. Dems hit GOP state Senate candidate for missing meetings - New York Daily News, (Julie Killian), February 19, 2018
  6. 11 Special Elections Set for April 24 - Gotham Gazette, (Julie Killian; Sarmad Khojasteh; Shelley Mayer), February 19, 2018
  7. Killian Snags GOP Nomination in Senate Race; to Face Mayer in April - The Examiner News, (Julie Killian), February 19, 2018
  8. It's Killian Against Mayer In Special Election For Latimer's Senate Seat - Rye Daily Voice, (Julie Killian), February 19, 2018
  9. Indivisible Westchester rides anti-Trump wave into mainstream - The Journal News | LoHud.com, (Julie Killian), February 19, 2018
Westchester County Executive

  1. Westchester Legislator Will Head County Consumer Protection ... - WAMC, (George Latimer (D); George Latimer (D)), February 18, 2018
  2. Maisano named Westchester consumer protection director - Mid-Hudson News, (George Latimer (D)), February 18, 2018
  3. Gun shows on county property officially banned in New York county - Guns.com, (Rob Astorino (R)), February 17, 2018
  4. Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board chief named - Mid-Hudson News, (George Latimer (D)), February 17, 2018
  5. Jim Maisano introduced as part of George Latimer's administration - The Journal News | LoHud.com, (George Latimer (D)), February 16, 2018
New York Governor

  1. Cuomo's Long Island Sound crossing could cost as much as $55 billion - The Real Deal Magazine, (Andrew Cuomo), February 17, 2018
  2. NY GOP House members ask Cuomo to nominate upstate for community development program - CNYcentral.com, (Andrew Cuomo), February 17, 2018
  3. Gov. Andrew Cuomo boosts trooper patrols at schools statewide ... - Newsday, (Andrew Cuomo), February 17, 2018
  4. NYC's Still Waiting for a Traffic Reduction Plan From Andrew Cuomo ... - Streetsblog New York (blog), (Andrew Cuomo), February 17, 2018
  5. GOP leader in complaint alleges Percoco, Cuomo broke ethics laws - Newsday, (Edward Cox), February 16, 2018
  6. Governor's lawyer ducks questions about indicted ex-campaign manager - Crain's New York Business, (Andrew Cuomo), February 16, 2018
  7. Governor Cuomo Announces Administration Appointments - LongIsland.com, (Andrew Cuomo), February 16, 2018
New York Lt. Governor

  1. NY Lieutenant Governor Hopeful Seeks 'New Identity' for Position - Observer, (Kathy Hochul), February 18, 2018
  2. NYC councilman enters race for NY lieutenant governor | Local ... - Niagara Gazette, (Kathy Hochul), February 17, 2018
New York Senate

  1. Kirsten Gillibrand seems to be using Hillary Clinton's failings as a 'cautionary tale' in her latest move to ... - AOL, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 19, 2018
  2. Schumer: Trump budget would cut funds for gun background checks - NY1, (Chuck Schumer), February 18, 2018
  3. Gillibrand not accepting corporate PAC money positions herself for ... - Business Insider, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 18, 2018
  4. Gillibrand rejects the idea it's too soon to talk about gun control: The time is now - The Hill, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 18, 2018
  5. Kirsten Gillibrand is exactly the kind of 2020 candidate Democrats ... - The Hill, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 17, 2018
  6. Gillibrand accepts nomination for another term, promises to serve all ... - Politico, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 17, 2018
  7. Kirsten Gillibrand Will No Longer Accept Money From Corporate PACs - Fortune, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 17, 2018
  8. #2020Vision: Warren talks 'Pocahontas' while Booker, Gillibrand swear off corporate cash - CNN, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 17, 2018
  9. Did Gillibrand 'defend and harbor' Bill Clinton during impeachment, as Kellyanne Conway said? - PolitiFact, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 16, 2018
  10. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand cosponsoring the Marijuana Justice Act - WBFO, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 16, 2018
Incumbents in Congress

  1. Engel Statement on Today's Indictments, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), February 16, 2018
  2. Engel: It Is Unacceptable That Republicans Continue to Tolerate These Mass Shootings, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), February 16, 2018
  3. Lowey Slams Trump’s Deadly Budget Cuts to Public Health, Calls for Robust Federal Funding to Keep New Yorkers Safe, Congresswoman Nita Lowey - New York, 17th (D), February 16, 2018
New York Attorney General

  1. Weinstein Company fires COO David Glasser - Eyewitness News, (Eric Schneiderman), February 18, 2018
  2. Schneiderman's Regulation of Citizens United Donors Upheld by Second Circuit - Law.com, (Eric Schneiderman), February 18, 2018
  3. Are female-led companies the answer to sexual misconduct? - Financial Post, (Eric Schneiderman), February 17, 2018
  4. NY Supreme Court rebuffs Charter bid to dismiss lawsuit - The Advocate, (Eric Schneiderman), February 16, 2018
New York Comptroller DiNapoli

  1. sales tax: Small hike adds up slowly - Evening Observer, (Tom DiNapoli), February 19, 2018
  2. NY legislator group's annual conference underway in Albany - Midland Daily News, (Tom DiNapoli), February 18, 2018
  3. Comptroller critical of executive overreach in budget proposal - WatertownDailyTimes.com, (Tom DiNapoli), February 17, 2018
Incumbents NY State

  1. New York Female Legislator Will Join All-Male Group Developing Sex-Harassment Policy - Wall Street Journal, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), February 17, 2018
  2. A.G. Schneiderman Announces Trial Conviction Of Long Island Man For Stealing From Bronx Medicaid-Funded Charity, Attorney General: New York, February 16, 2018
  3. Statement By Attorney General Schneiderman On Court Win In Lawsuit Against Charter-Spectrum, Attorney General: New York, February 16, 2018
  4. State Dems call for Jeff Klein sexual misconduct probe - New York Post, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), February 16, 2018
New York State Senate

  1. New Yorkers don't want Cuomo or Gillibrand to run for president - Alive For Football, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), February 17, 2018
Assembly Speaker

  1. State Assembly bigs get new SUVs paid for by taxpayers - New York Daily News, (Carl Heastie), February 19, 2018
New York City Mayor

  1. Mayor not helping to protect Rikers officers: union head - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), February 18, 2018
  2. Bill de Blasio asks ICE to stop arresting illegal immigrants inside of NYC courtrooms - TheBlaze.com, (Bill de Blasio), February 18, 2018
  3. Mayor Bill de Blasio stands behind rule forbidding daddy-daughter dances at New York City schools - TheBlaze.com, (Bill de Blasio), February 18, 2018
  4. De Blasio to hold fundraiser for Paul Ryan challenger - Politico, (Bill de Blasio), February 17, 2018
  5. How New York City mayors, from Koch to de Blasio, have dealt with the homeless - New York Daily News, (Bill de Blasio), February 17, 2018
  6. De Blasio: Cuomo is all talk when it comes to public housing - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), February 17, 2018
  7. Feds seek to bar mention of de Blasio not being charged, court ... - Newsday, (Bill de Blasio), February 17, 2018
  8. For de Blasio and Cuomo, a Tug of War Over City Housing Authority - New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), February 16, 2018
  9. 'Fearless Girl' may get new permanent home in NYC - Metro US, (Bill de Blasio), February 16, 2018
  10. Transcript: Mayor de Blasio, Police Commissioner O'Neill Hold Media Availability to Discuss Arrests in NYC Terror Plot, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, February 16, 2018
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Deputies: Florida man used coat hanger-like tool to remove pork bones from his dog's intestines - NBC4i.com, (Tony Avella), February 18, 2018
  2. College Point residents demand city fix flooded road - TimesLedger, (Tony Avella), February 17, 2018
  3. New York Female Legislator Will Join All-Male Group Developing Sex-Harassment Policy - Wall Street Journal, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), February 17, 2018
  4. Treat opioid addiction with medical marijuana, Savino proposes - SILive.com, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), February 16, 2018
  5. State Dems call for Jeff Klein sexual misconduct probe - New York Post, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), February 16, 2018
11th Congressional District

  1. Conservative Party endorses Donovan for Congress | Brooklyn Daily ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, (Michael Grimm; Dan Donovan), February 17, 2018
17th Congressional District

  1. Lowey protests Trump's proposed cuts to the CDC - News 12 Westchester, (Nita Lowey), February 16, 2018
18th Congressional District

  1. Goshen nursing home given one week to submit plan to correct violations - Mid-Hudson News, (Sean P. Maloney), February 19, 2018
  2. Health Dept. slams Goshen nursing home - News - recordonline ... - Times Herald-Record, (Sean P. Maloney), February 17, 2018
  3. Metro-North safe from Amtrak positive train control threats - The Journal News | LoHud.com, (Sean P. Maloney), February 16, 2018

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ELECTION NEWS

9th Senate (Skelos seat)

  1. Lawmakers propose banning anonymous Facebook ads | WBFO - WBFO, (Todd Kaminsky), February 18, 2018
  2. Key Figures in the Trial of Dean Skelos - New York Times, (Dean Skelos), February 17, 2018
  3. On-time statistics show January was worst month on LIRR in ... - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), February 17, 2018
  4. Some State Lawmakers Want to Ban Anonymous Ads on Facebook, Which They Say Amount to "Fake News" - WAER, (Todd Kaminsky), February 16, 2018

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ISSUES

Voting Issues

  1. Republican primary ballot propositions - Longview News-Journal, (Vote Fraud), February 18, 2018
  2. Supreme Court again assaults the open records law - The Lakeland ... - Lakeland Times, (Voter Intimidation), February 16, 2018

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FROM THE BLOGS

Election Law Blog

  1. “The Charging Mystery in the Russia Indictments—And Its Indication of What Comes Next in the Mueller Investigation”, February 18, 2018
  2. “Campaign Finance and Freedom of Speech – A Transatlantic Perspective”, February 18, 2018
  3. Mueller’s Indictment Shows the Way for Russians to Legally Try to Influence Our Elections Next Time, February 17, 2018
  4. “Interactive: Compare proposed fixes for Pa.’s gerrymandered congressional map”, February 16, 2018
  5. “Docs: Top GOP officials lobbied for straight-ticket ban”, February 16, 2018
  6. CAC Letter Urges Rejecting DOJ Request to Add Citizenship Question to Census Questionnaire, February 16, 2018
  7. Russian Operatives Raised Fake Voter Fraud Claims Against Democrats, Mimicking Claims of Trump and Members of Fraudulent Fraud Squad, February 16, 2018
  8. New Federal Indictment of 13 Russians from Special Counsel Mueller Says, Among Other Things, That Russians Violated Federal Election Law Through Political Ads, February 16, 2018
  9. The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption Book Tour (Events in NYC, DC, Boston, Los Angeles, Irvine), February 16, 2018
  10. March 5 Noon Event in NYC: “Judging Scalia: Richard L. Hasen, Author of “The Justice of Contradictions” in Conversation with Professor Kate Shaw”, February 16, 2018
  11. Justice Scalia Recognized the Constitutionality of Some Gun Control Measures, And For That He Was Criticized as Not Sufficiently Originalist, February 16, 2018
  12. “Trump’s Inaugural Committee Paid $26 Million to Firm of First Lady’s Adviser”, February 16, 2018
  13. “Citizens United Loses Free Speech Appeal Over New York Donor Rules”, February 16, 2018
  14. “District judge: Amendment that made it harder to change Colorado’s Constitution may be unconstitutional”, February 16, 2018
  15. “K Street Reinvents Itself in the Era of Trump”, February 16, 2018
  16. “Impacts of registration and ID laws on transgender voters”, February 16, 2018
  17. “Don’t Expect Dems To Seek Redistricting Revenge Where They Get The Chance”, February 16, 2018
  18. “The First Step to Hack-Proofing Our Elections; Our out-of-date voting systems need an upgrade, now.”, February 16, 2018
  19. “Republican bill could allow Arizona Legislature to draw map of voters”, February 16, 2018
  20. Scoring the Pennsylvania Proposals, February 16, 2018
Daily Kos Elections

  1. Voting Rights Roundup: GOP plots to destroy Arizona's independent redistricting commission yet again, February 16, 2018
  2. Daily Kos Elections weekly open thread, February 16, 2018
  3. New poll finds Kris Kobach in surprisingly weak position in GOP primary for governor of Kansas, February 16, 2018
  4. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 2/16, February 16, 2018
  5. Morning Digest: GOP belatedly gets their man after Rep. Kevin Cramer joins North Dakota Senate race, February 16, 2018

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