Kristen Gillibrand breezes by GOP challenger Wendy Long. Can we expect a leadership role for New York’s junior Senator?
Nasty Nan Hayworth is dumped by her Hudson Valley constituents. Former Clinton aide Sean Patrick Maloney is the new member of Congress from the 18th District. What does this mean for the region, and for the Tea Party?
Democrats now have a majority in the New York State Senate. However, this margin depends on the willingness of Senator Jeff Klein and the Independent Democratic Conference to caucus with them. Does this put the IDC in the driver’s seat for New York’s legislature?
Obama’s second term is still more than two months away, but there’s speculation about a shadow primary of Democrats looking to run in 2016. They include Governor Andrew Cuomo, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Why do we think the top candidates for 2016 will be none of the above?
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