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Westchester Political News
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Vol. 18, No. 90
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New York Governor

  1. New York Governor Cuomo Announces More than $50 Million in Improvements at Long Island State Parks Heading ... - STL.News (blog), (Andrew Cuomo), May 22, 2018
  2. Cynthia Nixon will take Cuomo challenge to Dems’ convention - Newsday, (Cynthia Nixon), May 21, 2018
  3. Lauren Hitt, former Kenney staffer, becomes spokeswoman for Cynthia Nixon's campaign for N.Y. governor -, (Cynthia Nixon), May 21, 2018
  4. Cynthia Nixon Is Doing Just Fine - The Atlantic, (Cynthia Nixon; Andrew Cuomo), May 21, 2018
  5. Gov. Cuomo will debate Cynthia Nixon in governor's race - WIVB-TV, (Cynthia Nixon), May 21, 2018
  6. Hillary Clinton Endorses Andrew Cuomo for Governor, Which Means She Does Not Endorse Cynthia Nixon - The Slot, (Cynthia Nixon), May 21, 2018
  7. Hillary Clinton to speak at New York Democratic convention and endorse Andrew Cuomo - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Andrew Cuomo), May 21, 2018
  8. New York's school spending is now 90% above the national average - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Andrew Cuomo), May 21, 2018
  9. From the Right: Governor Cuomo: Captive of the radical left - The Island Now (blog), (Andrew Cuomo), May 21, 2018
  10. Virtue-signaling Governor Cuomo Politicizes Santa Fe, Puts Onus on Trump - The New American, (Andrew Cuomo), May 21, 2018
New York Senate

  1. Chuck Schumer to Trump: Don't sell out on China trade deal - Washington Examiner, (Chuck Schumer), May 21, 2018
  2. Schumer calls on Congress to extend, reform flood program - Newsday, (Chuck Schumer), May 21, 2018
  3. Turning up the heat on Trump: Dems say 'culture of corruption' to be focus of midterms -, (Chuck Schumer), May 21, 2018
  4. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to propose amendment against Trump's trans ... - Washington Blade, (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 21, 2018
  5. Citizens Against Government Waste Names Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand May 2018 Porker of the Month - Business Wire (press release), (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 21, 2018
  6. The still-raging controversy over Al Franken's resignation, explained - Vox, (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 21, 2018
Westchester County Executive

  1. Out of power - City & State, (Rob Astorino (R)), May 21, 2018
  2. Latimer, Buchwald Release Storm Report Aimed at Utilities - The Examiner News, (George Latimer (D)), May 21, 2018
  3. Westchester County's new leader diverts airport from privatization path - Bond Buyer, (George Latimer (D); Rob Astorino (R)), May 21, 2018
  4. GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro picks Julie Killian as running mate - Westfair Online, (George Latimer (D)), May 21, 2018
New York Attorney General

  1. Albany Rarity: Backroom Deal Undone on Merits - The Chief-Leader, (Eric Schneiderman), May 22, 2018
  2. NYPD has reached out to Scheniderman's alleged victims - New York Post, (Eric Schneiderman), May 21, 2018
  3. ESTRICH: The #MeToo man takes a fall - Odessa American, (Eric Schneiderman), May 21, 2018
  4. Leave Underwood as AG for now - The Adirondack Daily Enterprise, (Eric Schneiderman), May 21, 2018
New York Comptroller DiNapoli

  1. Hit Fossil Fuels Where It Hurts – the Bottom Line -, (Tom DiNapoli), May 21, 2018
Incumbents NY State

  1. Klein's former press secretary rails against him on Twitter - New York Post, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), May 22, 2018
  2. Westchester officials release report on utilities’ nor’easter response - Westchester News 12, (David Buchwald (D)), May 21, 2018
  3. LOVETT: GOP has yet to nail down picks for AG, controller as ... - New York Daily News, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx; Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), May 21, 2018
  4. Acting A.G. Underwood Announces Arrest And Indictment Of Licensed Nurse For Allegedly Stealing Over $550,000 From Brooklyn Hospital And Defrauding Medicaid, Attorney General: New York, May 21, 2018
  5. Acting A.G. Underwood Announces Settlement With Self-Dealing Trustee Of A Private Foundation, Attorney General: New York, May 21, 2018
New York State Senate

  1. GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro picks Julie Killian as running mate - Westfair Online, (Shelley Mayer), May 21, 2018
  2. Students grill politicians on gun violence - News 12 Westchester - News 12 Westchester, (Shelley Mayer), May 21, 2018
  3. State Party conventions begin May 23 - WXXI News, (Shelley Mayer), May 21, 2018
  4. Top state Dems mum so far on gubernatorial choice - New York Daily News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), May 21, 2018
Assembly Speaker

  1. Assembly Speaker Kicks Off Third Annual State Tour - WIBX AM 950, (Carl Heastie), May 22, 2018
New York City Mayor

  1. Bill De Blasio Tells NYPD To Stop Arresting People For Smoking Pot On The Street - HuffPost, (Bill de Blasio), May 22, 2018
  2. Mondays with the Mayor, Part 1: De Blasio on marijuana arrests - NY1, (Bill de Blasio), May 22, 2018
  3. Mayor de Blasio Celebrates First Citywide Student Voter Registration Day, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, May 21, 2018
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Klein's former press secretary rails against him on Twitter - New York Post, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), May 22, 2018
  2. LOVETT: GOP has yet to nail down picks for AG, controller as ... - New York Daily News, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx; Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), May 21, 2018
11th Congressional District

  1. Democratic rep's bill would give 'poor' pols crashing in their offices cheap housing - Fox News, (Dan Donovan), May 22, 2018
  2. TrumpWorld — Minus Giuliani — All In For Ex-Convict GOP Candidate - TPM, (Michael Grimm), May 21, 2018
  3. Playbook: Trump and DOJ in staredown - Politico, (Michael Grimm), May 21, 2018
18th Congressional District

  1. Assemblyman James Skoufis Will Run For NYS Senate | WAMC - WAMC, (Sean P. Maloney), May 22, 2018
  2. Maloney Demands Feds Release Suppressed Report on Potentially Dangerous Chemicals, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), May 21, 2018
  3. Candidate Conversation: James O'Donnell for NY-18 - Spectrum News, (Sean P. Maloney), May 21, 2018

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9th Senate (Skelos seat)

  1. LIRR president Phillip Eng: Faster replacement of track switches ... - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), May 21, 2018

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Voting Issues

  1. With HCDO chair vote nearing, Amy DeGise, Stack trade blows over voter intimidation - Hudson County View, (Voter Intimidation), May 21, 2018

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Democracy for America

  1. American politics: The 'herbal tea party' stirs up Democrats - Financial Times, (Democracy for America), May 21, 2018
  2. Two national progressive groups endorse Dana Balter for Congress - Auburn Citizen (blog), (Democracy for America), May 21, 2018



Election Law Blog

  1. A Decision on Standing and Its Aftermath, May 22, 2018
  2. “Florida’s porous campaign finance laws: ‘You can do almost anything’”, May 22, 2018
  3. “Editorial: Maryland election law needs a serious upgrade”, May 22, 2018
  4. “Lexington should change how it votes by ranking candidates”, May 21, 2018
  5. Don Blankenship May Not Be Barred from Running in U.S. Senate Race by West Virginia Sore Loser Law After All, May 21, 2018
  6. Don Blankenship is Going to Try, Likely Fail to Overcome WV Sore Loser Law, Run on Constitution Party Line, May 21, 2018
  7. What Does the Handwriting on the Wall in Gill v. Whitford Say?, May 21, 2018
  8. Rick Hasen Joining Doug Laycock as Co-Author of “Modern American Remedies;” 5th Edition Will Be Out in Time for January 2019 Classes, May 21, 2018
  9. “Democrats’ newest midterm pitch: A crackdown on corruption”, May 21, 2018
  10. “ND secretary of state candidate drops out, raising questions about GOP’s next steps”, May 21, 2018
  11. Chief Justice Roberts Almost Certainly Has, or Had, the Gill Partisan Gerrymandering Opinion, May 21, 2018
  12. Indiana Suit Over Pre-trial Detainees Denied the Right to Vote Certified as Class Action, May 21, 2018
  13. “From secretive super PACs to Jenny Craig, 2018 primaries awash in cash”, May 21, 2018
  14. “Political Insiders Plotted the Most Gerrymandered District in America—and Left a Paper Trail”, May 21, 2018
Daily Kos Elections

  1. Ned Lamont wins Connecticut Democratic Party endorsement for governor, but may still have a primary, May 21, 2018
  2. Tuesday primary preview: Stacey Abrams heads into Georgia primary with a clear lead in the polls, May 21, 2018
  3. Don Blankenship announces third-party Senate bid in West Virginia, but sore loser law could stop him, May 21, 2018
  4. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/21, May 21, 2018
  5. Morning Digest: New Jersey Republican got lucky at casino but can't self-fund a promised $2 million, May 21, 2018


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