Public Advocate Jumaane Williams rejoins the podcast to talk about his primary run against Kathy Hochul, the party’s poor performance in November from candidates running as “Republicans light” and much more. Subscribe to FAQ NYC on Apple, Spotify, or pretty much everywhere podcasts are found.
Who’s responsible for Democrats’ losses in New York even as the party over-performed expectations nationally? Everyone seems to be pointing figures, and they might all have a point.
The party’s executive director suggested that elected officials in Southern Brooklyn lacked “commitment” after those politicians ripped the party for failing to support vulnerable incumbents.
As Republicans look poised to oust veteran Democratic lawmakers, some officials are publicly sounding the alarm about the state and county party organizations.
An analysis by THE CITY shows that if voters in Sunset Park and Park Slope had been in the district, as under earlier maps, Rose would have edged out Nicole Malliotakis — and maybe helped save Democrats’ House majority.
Many policy choices lie ahead for the governor’s first full term.
Gotham Gazette’s Ben Max joins an election-night FAQ NYC podcast to offer some late-night early analysis in an episode that began before the governor’s race was called and continued after it was.
While pre-election polls showed a close race, Democrats’ overwhelming registration advantage and late get-out-the-vote effort were enough for the incumbent to prevail.