Elections

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.
At the Kings County party convention last week, a dozen nominees got named by acclamation. Behind the scenes, conflicts almost came to blows.
The commission charged with drawing new political boundaries for New York City’s legislative body will take input from the public through the end of August.
The switch-up in poll sites between the two summer primaries could add to voter confusion in a low-turnout election season.
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.
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.
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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.
New polling sites, what to know about absentee ballots and more redistricting drama in the Assembly (maybe).
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.
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.
After Benjamin’s arrest by the feds and resignation, here’s what you need to know about the 2022 race for the state’s second-highest office.