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Candidates for New York’s Next Governor: Who’s Running to Run This State?

Kathy Hochul is hoping to win a full term, but other Democrats are lining up for a primary challenge. And Republicans have been campaigning and raising cash for months before she took over from Andrew Cuomo.

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Progressive Latina Leaders Succeed Conservative Councilmen in Bronx Power Shift

Newly elected Pierina Sánchez, Amanda Farías and Marjorie Velázquez look to rewire connections with constituents accustomed to the evangelical Christian and business-centered reigns of departing Rev. Ruben Díaz Sr., Fernando Cabrera and Mark Gjonaj.

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Democrat Justin Brannan Declares Brooklyn Council Seat Victory in Squeaker

In a count that went to absentee ballots, the contender for Council speaker says he’s won over a Republican who rallied voters around opposition to COVID vaccine mandates. A Queens Republican and another Brooklyn Democrat also claimed wins Tuesday.

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The Election Is Finally Over. What’s Next and How Did Three Ballot Proposals Fail?

Here’s the latest on the results, what the mayor-elect is up to now, what the heck happened with those ballot questions — and how New York’s political district lines will get drawn next year.

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De Blasio and Hochul Bill Taxpayers for Puerto Rico ‘Somos’ Conference Jaunt

From Attorney General Letitia James to Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, most New York officials are relying on private funds to attend the annual political summit. Two notable exceptions: the current governor and the current NYC mayor.

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New York on Track to Pass Environmental Rights Ballot Proposal as Voting Changes Get Shot Down

Voters appear to have enshrined environmental rights in the state Constitution. But early results show they may have nixed making it easier to vote and changing the redistricting process. Meanwhile, a measure to expand Civil Court cases seemed headed for an OK.

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Convicted Ex-Senate Leader Sampson Barred From Puerto Rico Confab With Top Pols, Including Ally Eric Adams

A federal judge denied John Sampson’s request to travel to Somos, the New York political power-player summit, citing similarities to past activities in Brooklyn and Albany that landed him in prison.

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GOP Gains in City Council Powered by Heated Voter Turnout and Discontent

The minority party rises up to as many as seven seats and threatening rising-star Democratic Brooklyn Councilmember Justin Brannan.

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Election Day Is Here for New York City. We’ve Got Your Last-Minute Voting Guide.

Don’t panic! Procrastinators, we’ve got you on ballot questions, City Council races and where to bring that absentee on the final day.

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Attorney General Letitia James Poised to Announce Run for Governor, Sources Say

James has been filming a campaign ad as her aides call elected officials and labor leaders to seek support, THE CITY has learned. She’s set to take on Gov. Kathy Hochul, who got the top job after a sexual harassment report from James’ office spurred Andrew Cuomo’s resignation.

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All About Your NYC Election Ballot: Put a Stamp On It. Or Two?

Early voting ends this Sunday — Halloween — and Election Day, which is merely the final day to cast a ballot, is next Tuesday, Nov. 2. We’re answering some last-minute questions from readers about ballots.

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Rep. Espaillat Campaign Paid Thousands to Online Influencers Who Delivered Flattering Posts

The bloggers’ videos and articles do not disclose their financial ties to the Bronx and Manhattan congressman — exploiting a legal gray area as paid social media influencers play a growing role in campaigns nationally. Council candidate allies of Espaillat followed suit.

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Who’s Got Competition in the City Council? Look Up Who’s Running in Your District

We broke down the closest City Council races ahead of the general election on Nov. 2 — and mapped who will be on the ballot in your neighborhood.

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Watch the NYC Public Advocate Debate Ahead of the Election

Incumbent Democrat Jumaane Williams will face off against Republican Devi Nampiaparampil for the office that’s second in line to the mayor. More here on how to watch Tuesday at 7 p.m. — and what a public advocate does.

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Find the City Council Candidates Running to Represent Your Neighborhood

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What to Know About the 2021 New York City Council Races

What does a City Council member do, exactly? How will the massive change-over in the Council help shape the city’s future? And who will become our next speaker?

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Not Just the Mayor: NYC’s Other City- and Borough-Wide Seats in November’s Election

Sure, New Yorkers will choose a new mayor on Nov. 2, but there are other big city jobs up for grabs. Races for city comptroller, public advocate, five borough presidents and Manhattan district attorney are all on the ballot. Here’s a guide to who’s running.

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Who’s on the Ballot for NYC Mayor in November? It’s More Than Adams and Sliwa.

Seven other candidates will appear on the ballot with the Democrat and Republican, while the influential Working Families Party declined to use its line or endorse anyone. Here’s your guide to the race.

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Who Is Curtis Sliwa? A Look at the GOP Mayoral Candidate’s Wild Ride in New York

The Guardian Angels leader’s history is marked by both fabricated tales and true events that sound like fiction. Here’s what to know about the beret-wearing, cat-rescuing, vigilante radio host trying to make it to City Hall.

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What the Five Ballot Proposal Questions Mean for New Yorkers this November

The handful of ballot proposals being decided on Nov. 2 touch on the future of political representation in Albany, environmental rights for citizens, making it easier to vote and how New York’s civil court functions.