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.

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

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.

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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