Tag: Primaries and Caucuses

The Insurgency Roared. But Cuomo Struck Back.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was the epitome of the very establishment the Democratic left has been frothing against: He raised big checks from big corporate powers. He was a dynastic candidate seeking a third term. He talked about capping taxes and constraining spending. And he won a resounding victory on […]

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For Cynthia Nixon, What Went Wrong? (Clue: Governor Cuomo)

For Cynthia Nixon, the number was both a remarkable achievement and a visceral reminder of just how far she still needed to go. She drew 512,585 votes, at last count, in Thursday’s primary against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, nearly tripling the number of votes that Zephyr Teachout received in the […]

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Let’s Get New York to the Polls

Advertisement With the state’s primary elections on Sept. 13, a Thursday, officials can take steps now to make sure voters defy expectations of a low turnout. By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom […]

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In Potential Kobach Candidacy, Kansas Faces Another Lurch to the Right

The challenge for Kansas Democrats, though, is that Ms. Kelly is not the only alternative for dissident Republicans or unaffiliated voters uneasy with Mr. Kobach and Mr. Colyer. Greg Orman, a wealthy businessman who ran as an independent against Senator Pat Roberts in 2014, is also seeking the governorship this year, again as an independent. […]

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In Florida, Not All Politics Are Local, as Trump Shapes Governor’s Race

“I have no idea where DeSantis stands on education in Florida, the homeowner’s insurance crisis, on flood insurance,” said Mike Fasano, a former Republican state legislator from north of Tampa who is now a county tax collector, and who is leaning toward supporting Mr. Putnam. “Every time I hear anything about him it’s about Trump.” […]

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Georgia Primary Runoff: Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp Fight to a Bitter Finish

ATLANTA — Georgia Republicans will pick their nominee for governor in a primary runoff on Tuesday, choosing between two longtime public officials who have been jockeying to prove their conservative bona fides and their fidelity to President Trump. Polls will close at 7 p.m. Eastern, and we will have live results shortly after. Here’s our […]

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Candidates for Connecticut Governor Agree It’s the Economy, Stupid

GROTON, Conn. — In the race for governor of Connecticut, there is one thing every candidate seems to agree on: The state’s economy is in serious disrepair. “Most folks on both sides don’t think Connecticut is working,” said Ned Lamont, who has the Democratic endorsement for governor. The Republican designee, Mark D. Boughton, echoed that […]

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Pence Renews White House Embrace for Georgia’s Insurgent Running for Governor

MACON, Ga. — By touting the family values and conservative leadership of Brian Kemp at a Saturday rally, Vice President Mike Pence provided the insurgent candidate for governor in Georgia his second endorsement from the White House in four days. President Trump surprised some Republican officials last week by publicly supporting Mr. Kemp, Georgia’s secretary […]

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Trying to Flip the House, ZIP Code by ZIP Code

For instance, let’s say you type in 80203, a ZIP code in the reliably blue enclave of Denver, Colo. What pops up is a map of the neighboring 6th District, anchored by Aurora, currently held by the Republican congressman Mike Coffman, along with the information that while Mr. Coffman “won this district by only 31,254 […]

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Alabama Primary Runoff: Martha Roby Tries to Fend Off Challenger Bobby Bright

Advertisement Ms. Roby, who has held her seat in Congress since 2011, came up short during a June primary. She faces Mr. Bright, a former mayor of Montgomery (and a former Democrat) in a runoff on Tuesday. Representative Martha Roby of Alabama has faced skepticism from some conservatives after she retracted her support for President […]

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John Liu Plots a Comeback Trail, Targeting a Renegade Democrat

The former city comptroller John C. Liu is making another attempt at a political comeback, declaring himself a candidate against State Senator Tony Avella of Queens, a member of the now disbanded group of breakaway Democrats reviled by progressives. Mr. Liu’s decision to run, and the requisite last-minute petition drive — his supporters started collecting […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Confronts Crowley Over His ‘Third-Party Challenge’

So will Representative Joseph Crowley remain on the ballot in November, and challenge Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a third-party candidate on the Working Families Party? That question, raised in an article in The New York Times about third-party politics in New York, took on a life of its own Thursday morning, as Ms. Ocasio-Cortez took to […]

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Holocaust Denier in California Congressional Race Leaves State G.O.P. Scrambling

A Republican congressional candidate in a reliably blue California district managed to capture nearly a quarter of votes cast in the state’s open primary last month — just after the state Republican Party caught wind of his anti-Semitic comments and rescinded its automatic endorsement. The candidate, John Fitzgerald, urged people on his campaign website to […]

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If Demographics Are Destiny, Why Can’t Democrats Win This Denver District?

AURORA, Colo. — In the fast-changing political battleground that is suburban Denver, Somali families dine on goat soup and fish fritters in a onetime Chinese restaurant where golden dragons still guard the doorways. Where the English Teacup cafe once stood, a new Japanese dessert bar now stays open late, selling green tea soft-serve and fish-shaped […]

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Millennial Socialists Are Coming

Talk of popular control of the means of production is anathema to many older Democrats, even very liberal ones. It plays a lot better with the young; one recent survey shows that 61 percent of Democrats between 18 and 34 view socialism positively. The combination of the Great Recession, the rising cost of education, the […]

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Big City: Lesson of the Blue Wave Primaries? We’re All Struggling Now

On the day that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accomplished her remarkable victory in the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th Congressional District seat, beating Joseph Crowley, the longtime incumbent, a new book arrived, as if by cosmic fiat, to help explain the emerging realignments of the political order. “Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America” examines the […]

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An Upset in the Making: Why Joe Crowley Never Saw Defeat Coming

It was less than three weeks until Primary Day and, on first blush, the poll that Representative Joseph Crowley had been shown by his team of advisers was encouraging: He led his upstart rival, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, by 36 percentage points. It was the last poll Mr. Crowley’s campaign would conduct. Despite his many reputed strengths […]

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Top Democrat’s Defeat Throws Party Leadership Into Turmoil

WASHINGTON — The stunning defeat on Tuesday of Representative Joseph Crowley, the fourth-ranking House Democrat and a potential future speaker, threw the future of the septuagenarian-led caucus into chaos, opening the door to a new generation of leadership and a push leftward. As shock in the capital over Mr. Crowley’s New York primary loss to […]

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With One Win, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Emerges as a Political Star

At the Parkchester apartments in the Bronx, neighbors heard the news from a maintenance worker: The woman down the hall had just won a primary and was probably headed for Congress. At a popular restaurant in Union Square in Manhattan, workers struggled to comprehend that the young politician whose face was all over TV really […]

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Lessons of a Stunning New York Primary

Never sated by the amount of attention that he gets and congenitally inclined to cast himself in the center of everything, President Trump tweeted about the most stunning of Tuesday’s primary results — New York Representative Joseph Crowley’s defeat by a 28-year-old newcomer named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — and suggested that Crowley’s comeuppance reflected his insufficient […]

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Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? A Democratic Giant Slayer

She has joined activists in Flint, Mich., calling for safe drinking water, and traveled to the Mexican border this past weekend to protest family separations of migrants. Like Mr. Sanders, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez made her rejection of corporate donations and reliance on small donors a rallying cry for supporters; nearly 70 percent of her campaign funds […]

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