New York elections

Come November, A More Traditional New York Clash

Stark contrast of ideas seen in general election if primary frontrunners prevail, with questions about ‘60s-style’ policies.
09/10/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor/Online Editor

In the first mayoral election in 12 years with a true Republican on the ballot, November’s race is likely to shape up as the kind of liberal versus conservative clash of ideas that defined the pre-Bloomberg era.

Voters cue up at a polling station in Manhattan to choose candidates in Tuesday’s primary. Getty Images

Vowing To Help Democrats, Weiner Ends An Eccentric Campaign

09/09/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managine Editor

Former congressman Anthony Weiner formally ended his highly theatrical bid for a political comeback Tuesday night, saying he was proud of his campaign for the Democratic mayoral nomination and would work to end the "24-year slump" that has kept his party out of City Hall's executive office.

Anthony Weiner: "We never backed down, we never ducked." Getty Images

Election 2012: Shades Of Gray In A Blue State

Close congressional race in unpredictable eastern Long Island pits Jewish Republican against Democratic incumbent.
10/22/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In a state that’s the deepest shade of blue, the 1st Congressional District on Long Island’s East End has a different color scheme altogether. It’s gray — the political designation for a swing district that can just as easily go blue as red.

GOP candidate Randy Altschuler, right, and incumbent Tim Bishop.
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