It’s primary election season. New York and Massachusetts are looking at somewhat heated democratic gubernatorial primaries next week, while Vermont voters head to the polls today to decide which GOP candidate will challenge incumbent Democrat Peter Shumlin. Earlier this month, Connecticut GOP voters chose Tom Foley to challenge Governor Dan Malloy in November.
There could be a Democratic primary in a Hudson Valley state Assembly district, as a town supervisor wants to face off against a longtime incumbent.
Democratic Assemblyman Kevin Cahill could be facing a primary. New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet Tuesday announced her candidacy for the 103rd District seat, which covers most of Ulster County plus Rhinebeck and Red Hook in Dutchess County.
The state Court of Appeals Thursday affirmed an Appellate Court decision, keeping a candidate in the Democratic primary for Rockland County executive off the ballot.
The Court of Appeals, in a 7-0 decision, upheld the Appellate Court ruling, keeping Village of Suffern Mayor Dagan LaCorte off the ballot. Jerry Goldfeder, a prominent election lawyer representing LaCorte, says the ruling favors form over substance.
Voters across Massachusetts are heading to the polls today to vote in the Democratic Primary. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard took a look at the races in Western Massachusetts, and filed this report…
In Pittsfield’s Ward 5A polling place, warden Fran Lysonski said that voters were coming in steadily throughout the day, and though participation is generally lower in primary elections than general elections, she expects a pickup before the polls close this evening.