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2020 election

2020 election
2020 election

Local Races Mired in Uncertainty, With Long Wait Ahead for Absentee Votes

Everything we know—and don’t know—about who won the Congress, state Senate, and Assembly contests.

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A Farmer Joins the Race for Albany

In the sprawling 51st state Senate district, Schoharie County farmer Jim Barber sees an opportunity to help rural economies recover.

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The Closest Senate Race in New York State?

The 41st district went to Republican Sue Serino by just 688 votes in 2018. This year, a successful challenge by Karen Smythe could give Democrats a supermajority in the Senate.

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Long Lines, Perseverance Mark First Weekend of Early Voting in Hudson Valley

Total ballots cast in Ulster, Dutchess, Greene, and Columbia counties over the weekend are already approaching 2019 early-voting totals.

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Running for Office When the Campaign Trail Is Virtual

The pandemic has inhibited door-knocking, fundraiser dinners, and other tried-and-true methods of retail politics, forcing candidates to get creative to connect with voters.

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‘Show the Connection Between Our Environment and Our Lives’: A Q&A with Michelle Hinchey

The Democratic state Senate candidate for the 46th district discusses our interconnected crises, environmental policy fixes, and her father’s legacy.

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How to Make Sure Your Vote Counts This Election Day

Everything you need to know about where, when, and how to vote in November’s elections.

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What To Watch For In November’s Elections

Will Hudson Valley Democrats be able to hang on to the ground they gained in 2018? We look at what's happening in New York's 19th Congressional district and some interesting races in the state legislature.

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A Hopeful, Progressive Bid for the Catskills’ 102nd District

Progressive activist Betsy Kraat believes in universal health care, marijuana reform, tenant protections, and restrictions on STRs. Can she unseat freshman Assemblyman Chris Tague this fall?

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What the Splintering Democratic Vote Might Mean for New York

A year after updating its antiquated voting laws, the state could have a larger-than-usual role in the 2020 election.

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New York voting, River Newsroom

Andrew Yang’s Last Stand

The New Paltz resident is staking his long-shot presidential bid on the New Hampshire primary. If he fails, what’s next?

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For Delgado, Politics Is the Art of Showing Up

In his first year in Congress, the Hudson Valley representative has held 33 town halls, proposed 28 pieces of legislation, and built a reputation of strong constituent outreach that has warded off any formidable opposition—so far.

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Antonio Delgado, Hudson Valley congressman

Mondaire Jones Has Been Here the Whole Time

Long before Nita Lowey announced her retirement, the progressive lawyer was running for her seat in NY17. His election would be historic.

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Mondaire Jones

Does the GOP Stand a Chance in NY19 Without Molinaro?

Latest FEC filings reveal a weak Republican primary field of 2020 challengers to Antonio Delgado.

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