According to Jose Serrano, Kirsten Gillibrand is going after the low-hanging fruit first.
In the days since Representative Steve Israel decided not to consider a primary against Gillibrand, following calls from President Barack Obama and Senator Chuck Schumer, other members of the New York Congressional delegation have quickly lined up in Read More
ALBANY—Officials are still counting the ballots in two upstate congressional races.
Representative Michael Arcuri said yesterday he's "cautiously optmistic" he'll maintain his 6,400 vote lead over Republican challenger Chris Hanna. There are 17,000 absentee ballots to be counted.
Representative Randy Kuhl is behind Democratic challenger Eric Massa by 4,000 votes. Kuhl has filed Read More
Representative John Hall, a Democrat whose district is in the Hudson Valley, told me last night he is concerned that illegal immigrants who obtain a driver’s license under Eliot Spitzer’s plan could use it as a "breeder document to secure more documentation."
Hall, who was in town for the Empire State Pride Read More
If you’re following where everybody stands on Eliot Spitzer’s plan to allow illegal immigrants to obtain a New York State driver’s license, update your score cards.
Adolfo Carrion supports it. Speaking on NY1 News last night, Carrion said, “I support this initiative until there is a national, rational response to this, which Read More
In January, New York sent four freshmen to congress. So far, they have authored a total of 23 bills.
Nine came from Michael Arcuri upstate. Another nine came from John Hall in the Hudson Valley. And the last five came from Kirsten Gillibrand from Glens Falls.
Yvette Read More
Here is singer-turned Democratic congressman John Hall discussing his opposition to the troop surge in Iraq. “No amount of wrongs is going to make the president’s policy towards Iraq right,” he said.
And here is newly-elected upstate Democrat Michael Arcuri: “I think victory in Iraq means bringing as many of our troops home alive as Read More
Fox News has declared Mike Arcuri the winner in New York’s 24th Congressional District, defeating Republican Ray Meier in the race to succeed the retiring Sherwood Boehlert. CNN has not yet called the race, which Arcuri leads by about 10 points with two-thirds of the votes counted.
– Steve Kornacki
There are as yet no projected winners in the five most closely-watched House races in New York.
Democrats Mike Arcuri in the 24th District and Kristen Gillibrand in the 20th have jumped out to narrow early leads. Both seats have been eyed lustily by national Democrats as part of their effort to wrest the Read More