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NEW YORK ELECTION NEWS

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
US 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
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

  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
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
Assembly Speaker

  1. State Assembly bigs get new SUVs paid for by taxpayers - New York Daily News, (Carl Heastie), February 19, 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
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Protecting The LI Sound, Plum Island and Our Way of Life - Long Island Press, (Lee Zeldin), February 18, 2018
  2. Rep. Zeldin Calls for Congressional Hearing and Action Following Parkland Shooting, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), February 18, 2018
  3. Pretending to care about climate change has never been so easy for House Republicans - Grist, (Lee Zeldin), February 16, 2018
  4. Rep. Zeldin Discusses Ocean Conservation with Surfrider Foundation, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), February 16, 2018
  5. Rep. Zeldin Gives Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Capitol to UAlbany Students, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), February 16, 2018
11th Congressional District - (Donovan)

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

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

  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
19th Congressional District (Faso)

  1. Rep. Faso Statement on Mueller Investigation Indictment, Congressman John Faso - New York, 19th (R), February 16, 2018
  2. Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Process Now Open, Congressman John Faso - New York, 19th (R), February 16, 2018
  3. NY-19 Democratic Candidate Brian Flynn Talks About The Race - WAMC, (John Faso), February 16, 2018
  4. NRA donates to Faso and Stefanik - The Daily Gazette, (John Faso), February 16, 2018
  5. Democratic candidates rap Faso for Florida response, stance on guns - Daily Freeman, (Antonio Delgado; Jeff Beals; John Faso), February 16, 2018
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. EDITORIAL: Securing 2018 election should be our top priority - The Post-Star, (Elise Stefanik), February 18, 2018
  2. Gun control, domestic violence take spotlight in Congressional forum - suncommunitynews.com, (Tedra Cobb; Elise Stefanik), February 18, 2018
  3. Former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan weighing whether to run against Stefanik - The Daily Gazette, (Tedra Cobb; Elise Stefanik), February 18, 2018
  4. Stefanik Leads Letter to Governor Cuomo on Tax Opportunity Zones, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), February 16, 2018
  5. Stefanik touts legislative accomplishments - Press-Republican, (Elise Stefanik), February 16, 2018
  6. Stefanik, NY reps ask Cuomo to nominate upstate for community development program - Auburnpub, (Elise Stefanik), February 16, 2018
  7. Congresswoman talks issues - News, (Elise Stefanik), February 16, 2018
  8. Networks spent 260 minutes on ‘climate change’ in 2017. Most of it was actually about Trump. - The Washington Post, (Elise Stefanik), February 16, 2018
  9. NRA donates to Faso and Stefanik - The Daily Gazette, (Elise Stefanik), February 16, 2018
  10. Dairy Program Fix Included in Federal Budget - Lancaster Farming, (Elise Stefanik), February 16, 2018
22nd Congressional District (Tenney)

  1. Republican Candidates Face a Dilemma on Trump - Bloomberg, (Claudia Tenney), February 18, 2018
  2. Democratic party gets new commissioner of elections - Observer-Dispatch, (Anthony Brindisi; Claudia Tenney), February 18, 2018
  3. New York lawmakers react to Florida school shooting - WBNG, (Claudia Tenney), February 17, 2018
  4. GOP Lawmaker On Rob Porter Abuse Allegations: 'Why Are We Still Talking About It?' - The Huffington Post on MSN.com, (Claudia Tenney), February 16, 2018
  5. Tenney Speaks Out on Trump's Budget - WKTV, (Claudia Tenney), February 16, 2018
  6. Utica School Board president announces run for 119th Assembly District - WKTV, (Anthony Brindisi), February 16, 2018
  7. Federal cuts could strangle local programs; Tenney does not support plan - Observer-Dispatch, (Anthony Brindisi; Claudia Tenney), February 16, 2018
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. NY GOP House members ask Cuomo to nominate upstate for community development program - CNY Central, (John Katko), February 17, 2018
  2. Water Systems Council Heralds Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Address America's Water Systems Infrastructure Crisis - New Kerala, (John Katko), February 16, 2018
25th Congressional District (Slaughter)

  1. Controversy surrounding proposed ADA changes | WHEC.com - WHEC News - 10NBC, (Louise Slaughter), February 18, 2018
  2. Flight 3407 families return home after short but promising trip to DC - Spectrum News, (Louise Slaughter), February 16, 2018
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. Livingston County Democrats endorse McMurray for Congress - The Livingston County News, (Nate McMurray; Chris Collins), February 19, 2018
  2. Democrats call Chris Collins a hypocrite after he labels foe a carpetbagger - Buffalo News, (Nate McMurray; Chris Collins), February 19, 2018
  3. Democratic party chairs, activists back Grand Island Supervisor for 27th district - The Livingston County News, (Nate McMurray), February 19, 2018
  4. Democratic party chairs in NY-27 endorse McMurray - Spectrum News, (Nate McMurray; Chris Collins), February 19, 2018
  5. McMurray endorsed by Democrats in 27th Congressional District race - WBFO, (Nate McMurray), February 19, 2018
  6. Turn 27 Blue - The Batavian, (Nate McMurray), February 19, 2018
  7. Candidates forum to feature 5 Democrats challenging Congressman Collins - The Livingston County News, (Nate McMurray), February 19, 2018
  8. Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray to challenge Chris Collins for Congress - Niagara Frontier Publications, (Chris Collins), February 17, 2018
  9. AR-15s center of gun control debate | MyTwinTiers | WETM-TV - My Twin Tiers.com, (Chris Collins), February 17, 2018
  10. Democrats endorse McMurray to challenge Collins - Buffalo News, (Chris Collins), February 16, 2018
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/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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ELECTED OFFICIALS

Incumbents in Congress

  1. REP. ADRIANO ESPAILLAT STATEMENT FOLLOWING TODAY’S INDICTMENTS AGAINST RUSSIAN OPERATIVES BY SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER, Congressman Adriano Esplallat - New York, 13th (D), February 16, 2018
  2. Advisory: Rep. Adriano Espaillat to Host Black History Month Event, Congressman Adriano Esplallat - New York, 13th (D), February 16, 2018
  3. Velázquez on Special Counsel Indictments of 13 Russians, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez - New York, 7th (D), February 16, 2018
  4. Velázquez on Lunar New Year, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez - New York, 7th (D), February 16, 2018
  5. Engel Statement on Today's Indictments, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), February 16, 2018
  6. Engel: It Is Unacceptable That Republicans Continue to Tolerate These Mass Shootings, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), February 16, 2018
  7. Rep. Maloney Announces New Bill to Combat Gun Violence, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), February 16, 2018
  8. Building an NYC for the Future, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), February 16, 2018
  9. Ranking Member Nadler Statement Following Indictments Against Russian Operatives by Special Counsel Mueller, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), February 16, 2018
  10. 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
  11. Chairman Crowley Statement on the Lunar New Year, Congressman Joseph Crowley - New York, 14th (D), February 16, 2018
  12. Chairman Crowley Statement on Indictment of 13 Russian Nationals, Congressman Joseph Crowley - New York, 14th (D), February 16, 2018
  13. Chairman Crowley Statement on Failure of Trump Immigration Bill, Congressman Joseph Crowley - New York, 14th (D), February 16, 2018
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. Grand Reopening of Historic Hotel Saranac, New York State Governor: Press Releases, 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. 30-Day Amendments to the Executive Budget, New York State Governor: Press Releases, February 16, 2018
  5. Free Fishing Weekend, New York State Governor: Press Releases, February 16, 2018
  6. Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2018-2019 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic Health and Medicaid - Testimonies, New York State Senate: Press Releases, February 16, 2018
  7. Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2018-2019 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic Human Services - Testimonies, New York State Senate: Press Releases, February 16, 2018
  8. Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2018-2019 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic Mental Hygiene - Testimonies, New York State Senate: Press Releases, February 16, 2018
Incumbents NY State - News

  1. Wheres John Flanagan on Route 347 project? - Newsday, (John Flanagan), February 17, 2018
NY State Senate

  1. Queens politician's bill could get rid of 'puppy mills' - New York Post, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria; NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), February 18, 2018
  2. New Yorkers don't want Cuomo or Gillibrand to run for president - Alive For Football, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), February 17, 2018
  3. NY Senate's revised sexual harassment policy drawing fire - Oneonta Daily Star, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), February 17, 2018
  4. NY lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancer - Long Island Business News, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), February 17, 2018

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. John Kasich Furiously Lashes Out At 'Totally Dysfunctional' Congress For Failing To Act On Guns - UPROXX, (Christopher Murphy), February 19, 2018
  2. Blumenthal to call for $1B for flu vaccine development - Thehour.com, (Richard Blumenthal), February 18, 2018
  3. Connecticut's US senators support Durham as US Attorney - CTPost - CT Post, (Christopher Murphy; Richard Blumenthal), February 18, 2018
  4. Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents - Albany Times Union, (Richard Blumenthal), February 18, 2018
  5. Dan Haar: Why the Parkland shooting led to faster reactions in Congress - CT Post, (Christopher Murphy), February 17, 2018
  6. Tim Scott: Dems 'Capitalizing On A Heinous Crime' - The Daily Caller, (Richard Blumenthal), February 17, 2018
  7. Connecticut Sen Chris Murphy blames mass shooting on Congress with more lies and fearmongering - The Global Dispatch, (Christopher Murphy), February 17, 2018
  8. Conference aims to boost support for domestic violence victims - theday.com, (Richard Blumenthal), February 16, 2018
  9. A sleepy federal consumer agency is about to become very political - The Hill, (Richard Blumenthal), February 16, 2018
  10. Chris Murphy and the Accelerating Politics of Mass Shootings - The New Yorker, (Christopher Murphy), February 16, 2018

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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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