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Monday, August 14, 2017
Vol. 17, No. 150
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New York Governor

  1. Governor Cuomo Reacts to Charlottesville Riots - WICZ, (Andrew Cuomo), August 14, 2017
  2. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Charlottesville Petition to Trump: "This Was a Terror Attack by White Supremacists" - Paste Magazine, (Andrew Cuomo), August 13, 2017
  3. Eye on NY: Why DeFrancisco may challenge Cuomo for governor in 2018 - Auburn Citizen (blog), (Carl Paladino), August 13, 2017
  4. Bidder says NY chose Andrew Cuomo donor for Republic contract - Newsday, (Andrew Cuomo), August 12, 2017
  5. Financial Supporter of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Makes ... - Newsweek, (Andrew Cuomo), August 11, 2017
US Senate

  1. Marijuana politics emerge as 2020 flash point - POLITICO - Politico, (Kirsten Gillibrand), August 14, 2017
  2. Chuck Schumer: I’m Closer to Trump on Trade Policy Than With Obama - Breitbart News, (Chuck Schumer), August 13, 2017
  3. On Israel, Trump Administration Welcomes A New Ally: Chuck Schumer - The National Interest, (Chuck Schumer), August 12, 2017
  4. Anti-Trump stance raising Gillibrand's profile | Local News | niagara ... - Niagara Gazette, (Kirsten Gillibrand), August 12, 2017
  5. Gillibrand announces new broadband bill - Gloversville Leader-Herald, (Kirsten Gillibrand), August 11, 2017
  6. Kirsten Gillibrand is serious about Medicare for all - The Week Magazine, (Kirsten Gillibrand), August 11, 2017
New York Attorney General

  1. Democratic AG's Escalate Legal Fight Against Trump -, (Eric Schneiderman), August 14, 2017
New York Comptroller

  1. Thomas DiNapoli isn't sure if he'd vote for Cynthia Nixon for governor - Newburgh Gazette, (Tom DiNapoli), August 12, 2017
  2. Report Highlights Local Government Reliance On Federal Aid - The ... - Lansing Star, (Tom DiNapoli), August 11, 2017
  3. Tax Cap Nears Two Percent - The Lansing Star Online - Lansing Star, (Tom DiNapoli), August 11, 2017
New York City Mayor

  1. Bill de Blasio may be running for president | Page Six - Page Six, (Bill de Blasio), August 14, 2017
  2. Report: Bill de Blasio is putting out feelers for a 2020 presidential campaign -, (Bill de Blasio), August 14, 2017
  3. Dominican Parade in Manhattan Is Seen as 'What America Is All About' - New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), August 14, 2017
  4. Rivals attack de Blasio over nasty emails to staffers - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), August 14, 2017
  5. De Blasio Advises New Yorkers 'Don't Drive On 5th Avenue' During President's Stay At Trump Tower - CBS New York, (Bill de Blasio), August 14, 2017
  6. Mayor seeks to punish businesses delivering with electric bikes - Crain's New York Business, (Bill de Blasio), August 13, 2017
  7. Transcript: Mayor de Blasio Addresses The Charlottesville Domestic Terror Attack And Security For President Trump’s Visit To New York City, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, August 13, 2017
  8. Donors, Fund-Raisers, Friends: Gaining Access to De Blasio's City Hall - New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), August 13, 2017
  9. Nicole Malliotakis wants to be everything de Blasio is not - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), August 13, 2017
  10. De Blasio's smug excuse for grabbing taxpayer cash - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), August 12, 2017
  11. Fund-Raising Push by Challenger Forces de Blasio Into Primary Debates - New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), August 12, 2017
  12. De Blasio Commits to Sharing List of Donors Before Election - Observer, (Bill de Blasio), August 12, 2017
  13. Dan Loeb Under Fire From De Blasio, Cuomo for KKK Analogy - Bloomberg, (Bill de Blasio), August 11, 2017
  14. Transcript: Mayor de Blasio Signs Legislation to Provide Low-Income New Yorkers with Access to Counsel for Wrongful Evictions, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, August 11, 2017
Assembly Speaker

  1. Lawmakers facing corruption charges see hope in court ruling - The Times Telegram, (Sheldon Silver), August 13, 2017
  2. Assembly speaker tours stretch of Scajaquada during WNY stop - Lancaster Bee, (Carl Heastie), August 12, 2017
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. LOVETT: Cuomo aide blames Sen. Michael Gianaris for state Senate Democrat tension - New York Daily News, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), August 14, 2017
  2. IDC detractors won't let up on Sen. Jeff Klein | The Riverdale Press ... - The Riverdale Press, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), August 12, 2017
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Congress Considers U.S. Options When Dealing With North Korea - KERA News, (Lee Zeldin), August 13, 2017
  2. Responding to Charlottesville, Greenport residents plan to gather in Mitchell Park tonight to stand against extremism -, (Lee Zeldin), August 13, 2017
  3. Rep. Zeldin Statement Condemning Violence in Charlottesville, VA, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), August 12, 2017
  4. LI developers spend millions to protect from future storms - Newsday, (Lee Zeldin), August 11, 2017
  5. CRT Bill Poised to Launch in House -, (Lee Zeldin), August 11, 2017
11th Congressional District - (Donovan)

  1. Vern Buchanan says momentum is growing for bill to ban horse ... - SaintPetersBlog (blog), (Dan Donovan), August 12, 2017
  2. Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on the Opioid National Emergency, Congressman Dan Donovan - New York, 11th (R), August 11, 2017
  3. Rep. Donovan participates in energy security summit in Norway - Daily Energy Insider, (Dan Donovan), August 11, 2017
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. Maloney “disgusted” by Charlottesville violence - Mid-Hudson News, (Sean P. Maloney), August 14, 2017
  2. Three area fire departments share nearly $300000 in federal aid - Mid-Hudson News, (Sean P. Maloney), August 11, 2017
19th Congressional District (Faso)

  1. Republicans learning hard truths about tax reform - Eagle-Tribune, (John Faso), August 13, 2017
  2. Faso Announces Details for Third Public Town Hall Event, Congressman John Faso - New York, 19th (R), August 11, 2017
  3. Faso’s stand on climate change should benefit all -, (John Faso), August 11, 2017
  4. Kingston Dems open new headquarters - Mid-Hudson News Network, (John Faso), August 11, 2017
  5. Dems Deliver ‘Report Card’ To Faso -, (John Faso), August 11, 2017
  6. The Health 202: Trump doesn't need to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency - Washington Post, (John Faso), August 11, 2017
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Stefanik condemns "bigotry," calls white supremacy "repugnant" - North Country Public Radio, (Elise Stefanik), August 13, 2017
  2. Officials must support our regional airports - Watertown Daily Times, (Elise Stefanik), August 13, 2017
  3. Democrat Tedra Cobb Discusses 21st District Congressional Race - WAMC, (Tedra Cobb; Elise Stefanik), August 13, 2017
  4. Lawmakers showing bipartisanship in D.C. - Watertown Daily Times, (Elise Stefanik), August 12, 2017
  5. Marco Rubio PAC contributes to Stefanik campaign - Post-Star, (Elise Stefanik), August 12, 2017
22nd Congressional District (Tenney)

  1. Lawmaker seeks probe after AP reveals maggots in NY facility - Washington Post, (Anthony Brindisi), August 13, 2017
  2. NY lawmaker demands federal investigation into New York's care for the disabled - WHEC TV-10, (Anthony Brindisi), August 13, 2017
  3. Bill would extend cancer coverage to volunteer firefighters - WBFO 88.7, (Anthony Brindisi), August 13, 2017
  4. Assemblyman Brindisi Meets with Educators Discussing Education - FOX 40 News WICZ TV, (Claudia Tenney), August 12, 2017
  5. Lawmaker demands investigation after man’s throat infested with maggots in group home - KRON4, (Anthony Brindisi), August 12, 2017
  6. Oxford SADD students meet Tenney on Capitol Hall - Evening Sun, (Claudia Tenney), August 11, 2017
  7. Lawmaker seeks seat for DFAS union at new board table - Rome Sentinel, (Claudia Tenney), August 11, 2017
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Rep. John Katko: Unite to reject racism, white supremacists - Auburnpub, (John Katko), August 13, 2017
  2. GOP Advocacy Group Airs Ad In NY-22, 24 -, (John Katko), August 12, 2017
  3. Rep. John Katko to host public forum on agriculture in Wayne County - Syracuse Post-Standard, (John Katko), August 11, 2017
  4. The Hard-to-Get Democrats Who Finally Said Yes - National Journal, (John Katko), August 11, 2017
25th Congressional District (Slaughter)

  1. Slaughter announces $770K in grant funding for URMC | - News 10NBC, (Louise Slaughter), August 13, 2017
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. Ontario County Republican Committee to hold Constitution Day Dinner -, (Chris Collins), August 13, 2017
  2. How has gun crime changed since the SAFE Act? - PolitiFact, (Chris Collins), August 11, 2017
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. Lawmakers facing corruption charges see hope in court ruling - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, (Dean Skelos), August 14, 2017

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Velázquez on Charlottesville, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez - New York, 7th (D), August 13, 2017
  2. Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on the Opioid National Emergency, Congressman Dan Donovan - New York, 11th (R), August 11, 2017
  3. Engel Statement on Trump's Comments on Expelled Embassy Personnel, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), August 11, 2017
  4. Rep. Maloney Statement on Escalation of Tensions with North Korea, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), August 11, 2017
  5. Rep. Meeks Statement on N. Korea Devising Plan to Launch Missiles at Guam, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks - New York, 5th (D), August 11, 2017
  6. Slaughter Announces $770,000 in Grant Funding for University of Rochester Medical Center, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter - New York, 25th (D), August 11, 2017
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. A.G. Schneiderman Statement On Charlottesville, Attorney General: New York, August 13, 2017
  2. Sign the Petition to Denounce White Supremacy, New York State Governor: Press Releases, August 13, 2017
  3. Charlottesville, New York State Governor: Press Releases, August 13, 2017
  4. Governor Cuomo is in the New York City area, New York State Governor: Press Releases, August 12, 2017
  5. New Splash Pad at Verona State Park, New York State Governor: Press Releases, August 11, 2017
Incumbents NY State - News

  1. Issues in Albany: Hygiene products in jails, vacant Senate seat - Auburn Citizen, (John Flanagan), August 12, 2017
NY State Senate

  1. LOVETT: Cuomo aide blames Sen. Michael Gianaris for state Senate Democrat tension - New York Daily News, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), August 14, 2017
  2. Nicole Malliotakis urged to return donation from charter bigwig - New York Daily News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), August 13, 2017
  3. Third Point's Loeb Apologizes, Deletes Facebook Incendiary Post About Stewart-Cousins - Hi-tech Beacon, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), August 13, 2017
  4. Al Sharpton calls on Success Academy chairman Daniel Loeb to resign after racially-charged comments - New York Daily News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers; Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), August 13, 2017
  5. State Sen. Gianaris pushes for New York bail system reform bill - New York Daily News, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), August 13, 2017
  6. Riled officials to hold Harlem rally in support of pol's bid to become NY's first black female Senate majority leader - New York Daily News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), August 12, 2017
  7. Racial Post About Her 'Disgusting,' Says Stewart-Cousins Spokesman - Yonkers Daily Voice, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), August 12, 2017
  8. Comment on Race Reopens New York Democrats' Split Over Schools - New York Times, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), August 11, 2017
  9. Dan Loeb was right about anti-charter Democrats - New York Post, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), August 11, 2017
  10. Dan Squadron Fought the LLC Loophole and the Loophole Won - Gotham Gazette, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), August 11, 2017

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Blumenthal: Only Difference between Charlottesville and KKK Demonstrations was They Weren't Wearing Hoods - Greenwich Free Press, (Richard Blumenthal), August 14, 2017
  2. Blumenthal, Murphy, Larson, Bronin Applaud $2.8 Million Grant For North Hartford - Norwalk Plus Magazine, (Christopher Murphy), August 14, 2017
  3. Sen. Murphy to walk across state again | Monroe Courier - Monroe Courier, (Christopher Murphy), August 14, 2017
  4. State and local leaders denounce violence in VA - News 12 Connecticut, (Richard Blumenthal), August 13, 2017
  5. Nuke talk creates an uncertain time, which stands still for the state budget process - The CT Mirror, (Richard Blumenthal), August 13, 2017
  6. President Trump's ire against Blumenthal planted 25 years ago? - Torrington Register Citizen, (Richard Blumenthal), August 13, 2017
  7. The Empire strikes back: Blumenthal's kin thwarted Trump's takeover of NYC landmark - CT Post, (Richard Blumenthal), August 12, 2017
  8. As Blumenthal ups Trump emoluments battle, Grassley asks 'What ... - The CT Mirror, (Richard Blumenthal), August 12, 2017
  9. Capitol Report Preview – The Trump vs. Blumenthal twitter battle - WTNH Connecticut News (press release), (Richard Blumenthal), August 12, 2017
  10. North Korea 'Will Regret It Fast' If Acts Against Ally: Trump - NBC Bay Area, (Richard Blumenthal), August 11, 2017
  11. The secret agreement John Kelly must make with Trump - Hot Air, (Richard Blumenthal), August 11, 2017
  12. Four Senators Stall PRIA and Introduce Bill to Amend FFDCA -- Asserting “Safety First” - The National Law Review, (Richard Blumenthal), August 11, 2017
  13. Trump vs. Blumenthal and the Ironies of Opportunism - Common Dreams, (Richard Blumenthal), August 11, 2017
  14. Murphy's 2017 'Walk Across Connecticut' Includes Newtown Stop - The Newtown Bee, (Christopher Murphy), August 11, 2017

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Voting Issues

  1. Making US Elections More Secure Wouldn't Cost Much But No One Wants To Pay - KUOW News and Information, (Voting Machines), August 13, 2017
  2. Save election from real fraud - Scranton Times-Tribune, (Vote Fraud), August 13, 2017
  3. Abbott signs bill tackling mail-in ballot fraud - Dallas News, (Vote Fraud), August 12, 2017
  4. Is voting a public or a private act? (Your ballot is not as secret as you think) - America Magazine, (Voter Intimidation), August 11, 2017
  5. Voter intimidation and bribery blamed for Raila's poor performance in Nyamira and Kisii counties. - KDRTV, (Voter Intimidation), August 11, 2017



Democracy for America

  1. Chicagoans rally for Charlottesville - Windy City Times, (Democracy for America), August 13, 2017
  2. York Stands in Solidarity vigil planned Sunday - York Dispatch, (Democracy for America), August 13, 2017
  3. While Trump Equivocates on Charlottesville, Nationwide Rallies to Denounce White Supremacy - Common Dreams, (Democracy for America), August 13, 2017
  4. Anti-hate rally set for Sunday afternoon on Palmer Square in Princeton - Planet Princeton, (Democracy for America), August 13, 2017
  5. Progressive groups fire back after Democratic Party puts out the welcome mat for anti-choice liberals - Salon, (Democracy for America), August 12, 2017



Election Law Blog

  1. More SCOTUSBlog Posts on Wisconsin Partisan Gerrymandering Case, August 11, 2017
  2. The 2017 Election Law Teacher Database, August 11, 2017
  3. The End of the Blue Slip Looks Like It’s Coming for Circuit Court Nominees, August 11, 2017
  4. NYT and WaPo Editorialize Against DOJ Position Flip-Flop in Ohio Purge Case at SCOTUS, August 11, 2017
Daily Kos Elections

  1. Daily Kos Elections weekly open thread, August 12, 2017
  2. Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will reportedly challenge vunlerable GOP Sen. Jeff Flake in Arizona, August 11, 2017
  3. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 8/11, August 11, 2017
  4. Morning Digest: Jimmy Carter backs Stacey Abrams in Democratic primary for Georgia governor, August 11, 2017


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