Court Orders Redrawing of Congressional Maps

A state court ruled Tuesday that congressional maps devised a year ago had to be redrawn for the next election. The 4-3 decision by the state Court of Appeals means that the Democrats could capture more districts throughout the state in the next election. The Read More …

Campaign 2023: Signs Defaced, Candidate Portrayed as Devil

If it’s October, it must be time for election season complaints about bad behavior. Members of both the Democratic and Republican parties are complaining about social media or on-the-ground behavior. Republican town chairman Tom McNally provided photos of two GOP signs that had been defaced Read More …

Updated: Republicans Go Back to Court to Remove Another Challenger to Esteban

UPDATED: Republican Al White has filed another lawsuit to remove a second candidate challenging Manuel Esteban for the 16th District seat in the Suffolk County Legislature. Rebecca Sanin, the Democrat who was named to replace Sidney Joyner last week after a court ruled him ineligible Read More …

Op-Ed: Independent Voters Should Rejoin Political Parties

The Republican debate last week reminds us that another primary season is drawing near.  If you are one of the voters registered as an “independent” or “no party” who bemoans the Democrats and Republicans putting up ever more extreme candidates in the general election, I Read More …

Voters to Choose Gubernatorial, State Assembly Candidates

Tuesday is primary day, though voting in the state’s bifurcated primary system has been going on for two weeks. On the ballot are candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, and the state Assembly. Democrats: Gov. Kathy Hochul, who stepped into the job when Gov. Andrew Read More …

Hebert to Run for Huntington Town Board

Former Huntington school board president Jen Hebert has been chosen by town Democrats to run for  a seat on the Town Board in November. One board opening will come up with Democratic Councilman Mark Cuthbertson’s  decision to run for the Suffolk County 18th Legislative District. Read More …

Melanie D’Arrigo Challenges Suozzi in 3rd Congressional District

Melanie D’Arrigo, a Port Washington advocate for healthcare, is challenging US Rep. Tom Suozzi in the June Democratic primary in the 3rd Congressional District.    She identifies her top issues as:   Medicare for all. “I worked as a Long Island health professional, working with Read More …

Democrat Avrum Rosen to Run for 12th Assembly District

Democrat Avrum Rosen declared his candidacy Friday for the 12th Assembly District, a seat being vacated by Andrew Raia who was elected last week as town clerk. Rosen, a Centerport resident, jumped into the Assembly race last year after another Democrat was ruled ineligible over Read More …

History-Making Stewart-Cousins Endorses Bellone

Incoming state Senate majority leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins headlined Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s re-election fundraiser Wednesday and announced that she will be endorsing him during his 2019 campaign. Held at Coindre Hall, the $250-a-head cocktail hour (with VIP prices reaching $25,000), was filled with over Read More …

6 Ways Democrats Could Lose Shot at Winning the House

The House midterms are, at this point, the Democratic Party’s to lose. Every benchmark favors them: the political energy, the money raised, the generic ballot, and a presidential job approval rating unable to break the forties. There are more than 60 truly competitive races in Read More …