Campaign 2022

Newly unveiled ethics board letter sent on the eve of the former mayor’s 2019 campaign launch strictly warned not to use taxpayer dollars for flights, hotels and more. Now running for Congress, de Blasio still owes the city $320,000 after getting caught.
Incumbents survived all but one challenge and progressive groups failed to make new gains — while outside spending failed to make a dent. More than $200,000 on one Bronx candidate yielded just 956 votes.
Insurgents won enough seats to threaten the leadership of Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn and the machine that helped elect Mayor Eric Adams. Among those defeated Tuesday: her husband, who resigned a $190,000 city job to run for district leader.
Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado also fended off primary challenges.
Bushwick’s Erik Dilan is benefiting from a blitz of literature trashing progressive Samir Nemir Olivares, who champions an anti-eviction bill and could become New York’s first genderqueer state lawmaker.
Only one of the three Democrats and four Republicans running to run the state actually lives in New York City, but all of them have agendas that would affect the five boroughs.
With an eye on AOC’s historic upset win four years ago, candidates challenging the Queens and Bronx establishment are looking for an edge in what’s expected to be another low-turnout primary.
Weeks-long gigs worth as much as $8,250 are getting reserved for campaign supporters and leadership allies — others need not apply.
Understanding the not-so flashy — but equally as important — contests lower on your primary ballot sheet this election season.
Jonathan Soto returned a $4,700 donation from electronic trading exec Michael Jenkins, even as voters are getting deluged with pro-Soto mailers from a Jenkins-funded independent expenditure.
They all say that state lawmakers need to take more aggressive action to green the electric grid and protect communities — and contend it is the Assembly that has failed in recent legislative sessions.
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One married couple running separately in Manhattan and Brooklyn represent half of all competitive races for Civil Court in New York City this primary election.
“We don’t really care for her” some voters told THE CITY, while others lament the loss of a high-profile Congress member who excited young people.
Independent expenditures tied to a secretive firm have pumped nearly $200,000 into a bid to unseat a popular Assemblymember. It’s not the first time the mega-wealthy have circled The Bronx.
After New York Focus revealed that Hochul had failed to disclose the individuals behind corporate donations to her campaign, she provided that information for recent donors — revealing major support from a nursing home industry powerhouse.
A landlord and a pizza place in the path of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s mega real estate project delivered half the money backing Assembly candidate Layla Law-Gisiko, in an unusual deluge of donations.
The progressive City Council rep, first elected in 2017, joins a crowded field that includes Rep. Mondaire Jones, former Mayor Bill de Blasio and Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou.
Toby Stavisky in Queens and Gustavo Rivera in The Bronx have both seen their districts altered dramatically in a new court-ordered political map. But one of them has two apartments to choose from — and already lives in the one that’s outside her district.
Past political fundraising and an ill-fated campaign for president have left New York City’s former mayor with a mountain of unpaid debts — and a trail of loyal donors who have profited from their dealings with City Hall
Major changes have come to the state’s political lines ahead of a double primary season this summer.
An alluring open seat, created by court-ordered redistricting, draws the Manhattan state senator, the first of many liberals expected to take the bait.