Month: October 2020

Congressman Antonio Delgado gives a speech at the SUNY New Paltz campus in the fall of 2019. Photo courtesy of Susanna Granieri.
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Pro-Trump Van de Water tries to unseat first-term Delgado in NY-19

In New York’s 19th Congressional District the election between Democrat Antonio Delgado and Republican challenger Kyle Van De Water seems to be a dog fight in the making. Incumbent Delgado is looking to take advantage of motivated Democrats and progressive -leaning independent voters in New York’s Hudson Valley, while opponent […]

Rikers and NYPD are divisive issues in Queens Borough President race
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Rikers and NYPD are divisive issues in Queens Borough President race

    Among the numerous issues being debated this election season, criminal justice reform, police reform and the Black Lives Matter movement are at the forefront of most political discussions in New York. America has become divided on the proposal of defunding the police, and in many communities across New […]

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne at a public health hearing in May. Photo courtesy of The New York State Assembly.
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Candidates for Assembly District 94 spar over campaign practices

Spread between Westchester and Putnam counties, District 94 is looking at a third-term from Republican Assemblyman Kevin Byrne. On Nov. 3, more than 90,360 active voters will decide if Byrne, or his opponent Democrat Stephanie Keegan, will win. In 2016, former Republican Assemblyman Stephen Katz did not seek reelection. Assemblyman […]

Photo of Senator Sue Serino coutesy of New York State Senate.
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Karen Smythe takes on Sue Serino to represent 41st district in Mid-Hudson Valley

As early voting kicks into gear and Election Day approaches, New York’s general election for the 41st District’s State Senate seat puts two small business owners in the race. Democrat Karen Smythe challenges Republican incumbent Sue Serino to represent the mid-Hudson Valley this fall. Serino is running for her fourth […]