Campaign 2022

From same-day registration to nonpartisan primaries to switching election dates, NYC has options to create change. Does it have the will?
With thousands of absentee ballots yet to be counted, around 1,300 votes separated Goldman and Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, who refused to concede until every vote is counted.
Democratic Socialists of America-endorsed González defeats Elizabeth Crowley, despite torrent of real estate industry attack ads.
Charter school, real estate and Madison Square Garden poobahs have spent $1.7 million and counting in the last month on a handful of hotly contested state Senate races.
Bypassing primaries, Democratic Party officials ‘backfill’ Civil Court candidates who have no chance of losing.
Elizabeth Crowley vowed not to take developers’ campaign dollars — but under Citizens United, her union launched a fund mostly paid for by the real estate industry.
Owing hundreds of thousands of dollars to lawyers and taxpayers for past misdeeds, the city’s former mayor can now redirect campaign funds to his creditors, say campaign finance experts.
Backers for the former mayor were fined for forbidden donations. Others have abandoned him and are financing a rising rival’s campaign.
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.
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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.
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.