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New York State Political News
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Vol. 18, No. 192
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New York Governor

  1. It's Cuomo Vs. Cox As Kavanaugh Controversy Rages In New York - Putnam Daily Voice, (Edward Cox), October 10, 2018
  2. Cop-killer cast vote in Democratic primary thanks to Cuomo - New York Post, (Cynthia Nixon), October 10, 2018
  3. Molinaro is smart to ask Teachout to help clean up New York - New York Post, (Marc Molinaro), October 10, 2018
  4. New Cuomo ad takes aim at Molinaro over guns - New York Daily News, (Marc Molinaro), October 10, 2018
  5. Cuomo Has More Campaign Cash Than His GOP Opponent — Over 40 Times His Total - Spectrum News NY1, (Marc Molinaro), October 10, 2018
  6. Molinaro’s voting record - City & State, (Marc Molinaro), October 10, 2018
  7. Miner slams Buffalo Billion program in her challenge to Cuomo - The Buffalo News, (Marc Molinaro; Stephanie Miner), October 10, 2018
  8. The Mooch loves Andrew Cuomo - Page Six, (Andrew Cuomo), October 10, 2018
  9. Governor Cuomo Deploys National Guard to Mississippi and Florida to Assist with Hurricane Michael Response and ... -, (Andrew Cuomo), October 10, 2018
  10. Cuomo Wants To Divide & Conquer The State Senate. Again. - Gothamist, (Andrew Cuomo), October 10, 2018
US Senate

  1. US senators call for upgrades at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station - Niagara Gazette, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 11, 2018
  2. Chuck Schumer Fact Checks Trump's USA Today Op-ed With More Than a Dozen Corrections - Newsweek, (Chuck Schumer), October 10, 2018
  3. Sen. Cotton: "The Schumer Political Operation" Was Behind Release Of Dr. Ford's Letter From Very Beginning - RealClearPolitics, (Chuck Schumer), October 10, 2018
  4. The Argument Chuck Schumer Doesn't Have the Courage to Make -, (Chuck Schumer), October 10, 2018
  5. READ: Senator Chuck Schumer Tweets 'I Took a Look at Your Op-Ed, @RealDonaldTrump. It Needs Some Work' - Second Nexus, (Chuck Schumer), October 10, 2018
  6. WATCH: NY Democrat Blasts NY Sen. Gillibrand For Standing With Linda Sarsour - The Daily Wire, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 10, 2018
New York Attorney General

  1. Letitia James: Decisions Impacting Haitian Community from Trump, Sessions 'Must Be Challenged' - Haitian Times, (Letitia James), October 11, 2018
  2. Max & Murphy Podcast: Republican Attorney General Nominee Keith Wofford - Gotham Gazette, (Letitia James), October 11, 2018
New York Comptroller

  1. Drill down and fossil-fuel divestment comes up costly - Crain's New York Business, (Tom DiNapoli), October 11, 2018
  2. Comptroller Candidates Debate Powers and Responsibilities of State's Top Fiscal Officer - Gotham Gazette, (Tom DiNapoli), October 10, 2018
  3. State says Aurora likely spent too much on town halls - Buffalo News, (Tom DiNapoli), October 10, 2018
New York City Mayor

  1. An Activist Ambushed de Blasio at his Gym. She Raised a Good Point. - New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), October 11, 2018
  2. OneNYC: Mayor de Blasio Announces City Awarded More Than $10 Billion To M/WBES Since 2015, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, October 10, 2018
  3. New York City recognizes "X" gender option on birth certificates - CBS News, (Bill de Blasio), October 10, 2018
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Jeff Klein spent more than $3M in NYS Senate primary loss - The Journal News |, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx; Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), October 11, 2018
  2. Queens Senator Tony Avella staying in the race despite primary loss - Legislative Gazette, (Tony Avella), October 10, 2018
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Rep. Zeldin Joins New York Cancer & Blood Specialists for Cancer Treatment Center Groundbreaking Ceremony, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), October 10, 2018
  2. 5-Year Reauthorization of EPA Long Island Sound Program at $65 Million Per Year Heads to President’s Desk, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), October 10, 2018
  3. Rep. Zeldin Joins Long Island ABATE’s Veterans Appreciation Dinner, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), October 10, 2018
  4. Democratic congressional candidate Perry Gershon engages with students on campus - Stony Brook Statesman, (Perry Gershon; Lee Zeldin), October 10, 2018
  5. Alec Baldwin says 'black people love me' after playing Donald Trump on SNL - The Independent, (Perry Gershon), October 10, 2018
  6. Billionaires Paying Up to Shift Power to the Left - Newsmax, (Perry Gershon), October 10, 2018
11th Congressional District - (Donovan)

  1. Island Government: Trump signs Rep. Donovan's disaster recovery reform provision into law -, (Dan Donovan), October 10, 2018
  2. Donovan-Rose Congressional race: Key Points You Need to Know Before the Debate - NY1, (Max Rose), October 10, 2018
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. Maloney’s Dam Safety Legislation to Be Signed into Law, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), October 10, 2018
  2. City of Poughkeepsie eyes community improvement with $800000 funding - Poughkeepsie Journal, (Sean P. Maloney), October 10, 2018
19th Congressional District (Faso)

  1. Small business organization endorses Rep. John Faso in close race - The Business Journals, (John Faso), October 10, 2018
  2. Faso says Democratic ad on health care vote misleading - Journal-Courier, (John Faso), October 10, 2018
  3. AARP sponsors town hall by phone with Faso, Delgado - Daily Freeman, (Antonio Delgado; John Faso), October 10, 2018
  4. NY Dem Candidate Holds Fundraiser With Paul Rudd, Alec Baldwin - The Washington Free Beacon, (Antonio Delgado), October 10, 2018
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Stefanik visits Wilson Hill, hears concerns from residents about water levels, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), October 10, 2018
  2. NY-21 Congresswoman Stefanik Discusses National Issues - WAMC, (Elise Stefanik), October 10, 2018
  3. NY21: Emails show Stefanik staff pressured SUNY employee to drop ties to healthcare town hall -, (Elise Stefanik), October 10, 2018
  4. AFGE Endorses New York's Tedra Cobb for Congress - The Business Journals, (Tedra Cobb), October 10, 2018
  5. Blog: EMILY's List endorses Cobb - The Post-Star, (Tedra Cobb), October 10, 2018
  6. Cobb promises leadership free of influence of money - Adirondack Daily Enterprise, (Tedra Cobb; Elise Stefanik), October 10, 2018
  7. Elise Stefanik Isn’t Who She Says She Is; Vote to Cut Medicaid Would Have Severe Impact on New York’s 21st District -, (Tedra Cobb; Elise Stefanik), October 10, 2018
  8. Gun groups rate the NY21 candidates: Stefanik "A" - Cobb "F" -, (Tedra Cobb; Elise Stefanik), October 10, 2018
22nd Congressional District (Tenney)

  1. Tenney Commends Madison County’s Action Against Non-Dairy Products Labeled as Milk, Congressman Claudia Tenney – New York, 22nd (R), October 10, 2018
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. KATKO LEGISLATION TO ADVANCE FORT ONTARIO SIGNED INTO LAW, Congressman John Katko - New York, 24th (R), October 10, 2018
  2. John Katko's campaign foe in race for Congress: His own party -, (John Katko), October 10, 2018
  3. Trump signs bill to study national park status for Fort Ontario in Oswego - Auburn Citizen, (John Katko), October 10, 2018
  4. Dana Balter says John Katko cheats voters with 4 debates in race for ... -, (Dana Balter), October 10, 2018
  5. Dana Balter Canvass Launch with Union Members and Leaders - URBAN CNY, (Dana Balter), October 10, 2018
25th Congressional District (Slaughter)

  1. 30 Days Away: Candidates vying for votes - WHEC, (Joe Morelle), October 10, 2018
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. How close is the race for NY-27? McMurray reveals new internal poll ... - WKBW-TV, (Chris Collins; Nate McMurray), October 11, 2018
  2. Collins takes aim at McMurray over gun rating - Niagara Gazette, (Nate McMurray), October 10, 2018
  3. He's Running for Congress. It Doesn't Hurt That His Opponent Is Out on Bail. - New York Times, (Nate McMurray; Chris Collins), October 10, 2018
  4. McMurray says internal polling shows NY-27 race in dead heat - The Batavian, (Nate McMurray), October 10, 2018
  5. McMurraysees surgein NY-27 fundraising - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, (Nate McMurray), October 10, 2018
  6. ONLY ON 4: Chris Collins tells News 4 what led to change of heart in re-election campaign - - News 4, (Chris Collins), October 10, 2018
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. Ethics & Accountability Summit - City & State, (Todd Kaminsky), October 10, 2018
  2. Molinaro is smart to ask Teachout to help clean up New York - New York Post, (Dean Skelos), October 10, 2018

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. NYC DOT Fixes Anti-Semitic Message in Sidewalk on Johnson Avenue, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), October 10, 2018
  2. Engel Cosponsors Legislation to Fight Child Lead Exposure in NYCHA and Other Federally Assisted Housing, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), October 10, 2018
  3. Judiciary and Natural Resources Democrats Slam Interior Department Proposal to Charge Fees for First Amendment-Protected Activities, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), October 10, 2018
  4. Lowey: Trump Admin. “Must Demand Answers” on Jamal Khashoggi, Congresswoman Nita Lowey - New York, 17th (D), October 10, 2018
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. A.G. Underwood Announces Arrest Of Rochester Nurse Charged With Grand Larceny And Working With A Suspended License, Attorney General: New York, October 10, 2018
  2. National Guard Deploying to Florida and Mississippi, New York State Governor: Press Releases, October 10, 2018
Incumbents NY State - News

  1. The Latest: State senate staffer among victims in limo crash - NEWSTAGE, (John Flanagan), October 11, 2018
NY State Senate

  1. MTA Tarrytown cell tower advances despite railroad talks to move from nearby playground - The Journal News |, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), October 10, 2018
  2. State AG Candidates Vow To Take On Corruption In Albany At Forum In Westchester - White Plains Daily Voice, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), October 10, 2018
  3. Gianaris, Simotas Endorse Cruz - Western Queens Gazette, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), October 10, 2018
  4. Affordable Senior Housing Development Announced - Western Queens Gazette, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), October 10, 2018
NY State Assembly

  1. Concern about Metro-North positive train control timetable growing with Buchwald letter - The Journal News, (David Buchwald (D)), October 10, 2018

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Sen. Chris Murphy on Health Care and Missing Saudi Dissident - Bloomberg, (Christopher Murphy), October 10, 2018
  2. Senator Blumenthal Wants FTC To Investigate Google Over Data Leak - MediaPost Communications, (Richard Blumenthal), October 10, 2018
  3. Senators demand answers over Chinese 'spy chip' fears (updated) - Engadget, (Richard Blumenthal), October 10, 2018
  4. Blumenthal-DeLauro Bill Would Aid Homeowners With Storm Clean-Up Costs - WSHU, (Richard Blumenthal), October 10, 2018
  5. Mayor Ganim to sign ordinance to ban 3D printed weapons in Bridgeport - (press release), (Christopher Murphy), October 10, 2018
  6. US senators question Super Micro over reports of Chinese tampering with America-bound computer hardware - The Japan Times, (Richard Blumenthal), October 10, 2018
  7. NEW POLL: Blumenthal and Murphy Approval Ratings Dip Even Further -, (Richard Blumenthal; Christopher Murphy), October 10, 2018
  8. Blumenthal, DeLauro look to give Hamden homeowners, others, assistance after natural disasters - Post-Chronicle, (Richard Blumenthal), October 10, 2018

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Voting Issues

  1. Poll finds partisan divide in concerns for election security - York Dispatch, (Voting Machines), October 10, 2018
  2. How you can help track voting problems during the midterm elections -, (Voter Intimidation), October 10, 2018



Election Law Blog

  1. “Voter Registrations Spike as Deadlines Loom. Taylor Swift Had Something to Do With It.”, October 11, 2018
  2. I Talked to KCRW Press Play About California’s Motor Voter Snafu, North Dakota Voter ID, and Concerns About Voter Fraud and Voter Suppression, October 10, 2018
  3. “Federal judge deals another blow to group challenging Ohio’s voter roll purge”, October 10, 2018
  4. Utah Republican Party Files Interesting Cert Petition on Whether State Can Force Parties to Use Primary Rather than Caucus, October 10, 2018
  5. “Layered on top of previous mistakes, California’s DMV finds an additional 1,500 people wrongly registered to vote under new system”, October 10, 2018
  6. “Federal election officials question Rep. Duncan Hunter campaign’s identification of donors”, October 10, 2018
  7. “Why federal courts may become the next front in the battle to secure our elections”, October 10, 2018
  8. “Preparing for the 2020 Census: Considerations for State Attorneys General”, October 10, 2018
  9. “New Report Emphasizes Threat Posed by Online Voting, Urges Nationwide E-Ballot Quarantine”, October 10, 2018
  10. AP: Ga. SOS Kemp, Running for Governor Against African-American Opponent, Holding 53,000 Voter Registrations (70% of African Americans) Because of Minor Discrepancies Like Missing Hyphens in Names, October 10, 2018
  11. Trump Advancing Adelson’s Financial Interests, October 10, 2018


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