democratic primary

Hudson Valley Voting Is Mixed In Democratic Primary

Sep 10, 2014
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Even though New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his running mate Kathy Hochul won the Democratic primary, their opponents fared well in some Hudson Valley counties.

Governor Cuomo Votes In Westchester

Sep 9, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today stopped by his Westchester town to cast his vote in the Democratic primary for governor and lieutenant governor. As WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports, the governor only recently began campaigning against his upstart opponent.

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his partner Sandra Lee cast their votes in the Democratic primary election. Cuomo’s message upon departing the polling site inside the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco was:

“Vote, vote, vote, vote, vote,” Cuomo says.

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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.

New York Primary Election Results

Jun 25, 2014

New York Primary Election Results:

U.S. House District 13:

  • Charlie Rangel*         22,674   47.4%
  • Adriano Espaillat      20,846   43.6%
  • Michael Walrond       3,768     07.9%
  • Yolanda Garcia              505      01.1%

Town Supervisor Wants To Challenge A HV Assemblyman

Apr 30, 2014
Courtesy of Susan Zimet

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.

Shahinfar Tops Domalewicz In Treasurer Primary

Sep 11, 2013
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Attorney Darius Shahinfar won the Democratic primary for city treasurer of Albany, New York Tuesday, cruising to what appeared to be a 26-point victory over Democratic rival Gary Domalewicz.

Shahinfar, a close ally of Democratic mayoral primary winner Kathy Sheehan, led the vote late Tuesday 61 to 35 percent. Shahinfar faces no opponent in November's general election.

He says his relationship with Sheehan paves the way for vital cooperation on the city budget. Because of overwhelming party enrollment in Albany, Sheehan is the clear mayoral front-runner.

Court Ruling Keeps Primary Candidate Off The Ballot

Aug 22, 2013
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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.

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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.