#NYGov: It’s Not a Primary Challenge, But Governor Cuomo is Facing a Progressive Opponent

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), despite leading on important progressive issues like same-sex marriage and curbing gun violence, has long been reviled by the left for a host of betrayals ranging from slashing the state’s estate tax to actively helping Republicans take control the New York State Senate (yes, you read that correctly). Common wisdom holds […]

#TXelex: Progressives Should Mess With Texas

The main attractions in today’s primary run-off elections in Texas are a series of Republican contests in which candidates scramble to show off their conservative bona fides. Aside from the unfortunate appearance of LaRouchian Democrat Kesha Rogers (her yard signs actually say ‘Impeach Obama‘) in the US Senate primary run-off, Democrats have no contested federal […]

Poll: Rangel Up 41-32 in #NY13 Primary, But Questions Remain

Despite former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson’s endorsement of his well-funded challenger state Senator Adriano Espaillat, Representative Charlie Rangel’s campaign was in good spirits yesterday and excitedly announced the results of a New York Times/Siena College poll that showed Rangel with a “commanding” 41-32 lead over Espaillat. The poll certainly does contain some good news for […]

May 20th Primaries: From #PA13 On Down

Brendan Boyle confirmed our suspicions and took home the PA-13 Democratic primary by a comfortable 40-27 margin over Marjorie Margolies. Unfortunately, our preferred candidate Daylin Leach finished third with 17%, just ahead of Valerie Arkoosh who took 15%. On a night featuring more big contests for national Republicans than Democrats, there weren’t a whole lot of […]