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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Primary Day Rundown: Who's Challenging Whom

Perhaps this goes without saying, but you have to be registered to vote, and you must vote at a particular polling station (click here to locate it or call 1-866-VOTE-NYC). Registered Democrats can only vote for Democrats, ditto registered Republicans. To see a list of your current representatives, enter your home address here. The polls are open until 9 p.m.

Here's who's running for statewide office:

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic candidate for governor, isn't being challenged. In the Republican primary, Rick Lazio faces Carl Paladino.

The following will square off in the Democratic primary for attorney general: Eric Dinallo, Richard Brodsky, Sean Coffey, Kathleen Rice, and Eric Schneiderman. The winner will face Republican Dan Donovan in November's election.

New York Senator Senator Kirsten Gillibrand faces Gail Goode in the Democratic primary. Three Republicans - Bruce Blakeman, David Malpass and Joseph J. DioGuardi - are also after Gillibrand's seat. New York's other senator, Chuck Schumer, doesn't have a primary. On the Republican side, Gary Berntsen is up against Jay Townsend.

On a more local level:

Office: U.S. House of Representatives
(Click here for a map of U.S. Congressional districts in the Bronx)

None of the borough's three congressmen, Eliot Engel, Joseph Crowley, or Jose Serrano face a primary opponent. (There are no Republican primaries for Congress, State Senate, or State Assembly, meaning all the races below are Democratic primaries.)

Office: State Senate
(Click here for a map of the state Senate districts in the Bronx.)

State Senator Jose M. Serrano (28th District) faces Mark Escoffery-Bey

State Senator Eric T. Schneiderman, whose 31st District includes parts of the Bronx and Manhattan, is running for Attorney General. In the race to replace him, Adriano Espaillat faces Mark Levine.

State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. (32nd District) faces Charlie Ramos

State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. (33rd District) faces Gustavo Rivera

Incumbents Ruth Hassell-Thompson and Jeff Klein don't have primary opponents.

Office: State Assembly
(Click here for a map of the state Assembly districts in the Bronx.)

Assemblyman Peter Rivera (76th District) faces Luis Sepulveda

Assemblyman Jose Rivera (78th District) faces Sergio Villaverde

Assemblyman Michael Benjamin (79th District) is stepping down.  Eric Stevenson is running unopposed in the primary.

Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera (80th District) faces Robert Giuffre

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto (82nd District) faces Herbert Moreira-Brown and Rafael Dominguez

Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (85th District) faces Israel Cruz

Assemblyman Nelson L. Castro (86th District) faces Hector Ramirez

The following Assembly members aren't being challenged: Carl Heastie (83rd District), Carmen Arroyo (84th District), Jeffrey Dinowitz (81st District), and Vanessa Gibson (77th District).

1 comment:

  1. Do you believe in the one man one vote form of government?

    Attorneys SD-59 Domagalski, SD-46 Breslin, SD-6 Hannon, SD-41 Saland, SD-50 DeFrancisco, SD-54 Nozzolio, SD-61 Ranzenhofer, SD-34 Schneiderman (as do others in the Senate live in the house for free(That would be their Law firm, their sponsor)) well not exactly for free but they have a sponsor and that sponsorship is worth far in excess of what a single contributor could give via the election laws.

    If this were college football, the free car (ride) would ban University of Hiscoc & BARCLAY (and the others) from the game!

    “Sponsored”candidates always have money and time to donate to local candidates and civic activities. With this edge, they are able to rapidly gain political momentum and before you know it a newcomer such as SD-59, Jim Domagalski of Hiscoc & BARCLAY is upon stepping down from being Erie County Republican Chairman, has their endorsement and WALLA, Hiscoc & BARCLAY have another NYS Senator, joining Assemblyman William Barclay and SD-46 Neil Breslin or contacts with the AG!

    Perhaps the only reason there are ONLY 20 attorneys in the NYS Senate is that there just are not enough attorneys willing to step into the political arena!

    This isn't exclusive at all to Hiscock & BARCLAY, current AG candidate Eric Schneiderman has been living under the roof of even larger 1900 Multi-national K & L Gates.

    I'm convinced K & L Gates, the Barclay’s and the others don't believe in the one man one vote system of government and am voting for Kathleen Rice for AG & Luke Martland SD-46!

    Do what you will with the rest!


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