A “ghost entity” linked to Tom Suozzi spent $2 million attacking Kathy Hochul. Then the Board of Elections started an investigation, and it disappeared.
The assemblymember wants to unseat Nico Minerva, right hand to party boss Keith Wright. The Manhattan Democrats vote on Thursday.
A group of Manhattan Democrats wants to force County Leader Keith Wright to choose between working for the party and working for a lobbying firm.
A Rochester-area political ad firm spent four times the limit in a recent Democratic primary. It’s not clear it will face any consequences.
A raucous emergency meeting featured escalating alarm, bewilderment, a hot mic, dueling accusations of conflicts of interest, and a dramatic vote with two surprise twists.
New York’s top elected officials showered the Brooklyn party with praise, but is it doing anything to support its candidates?
As Westchester Democrats weigh whether to endorse the former Republican, the party chair calls his critics a “lynch mob.”
A handful of state legislators made far more from second jobs than they did representing their constituents, a New York Focus analysis found. Find your rep in our database.
Keith Brown makes $142,000 representing his Long Island district — and about half a million representing corporate real estate interests.
Even as Long Island veers right, the Hamptons just voted to tax the wealthy to fund mid-range housing.
After the Brooklyn Democratic Party did almost nothing to mobilize voters, Republicans swept the borough’s southern points.
New York Focus found six big spenders who have poured money into PACs backing Kathy Hochul’s Republican challenger.
A new poll suggests a missing economic message is contributing to an unexpectedly close governor’s race.
Downstate turnout could decide the governor’s race. The Brooklyn Democratic Party is mounting almost no campaign effort.
The Monroe County legislature’s president, Sabrina LaMar, has denigrated public defenders and shut them out of the now-eight-month-long process to appoint the next head of their office.
New York Focus reached four voters listed as signatories who said they never signed. A review of other signatures suggests they might not be the only ones.
With less than a week left before the primary, two groups boosting moderate Democratic candidates for the state legislature have not submitted disclosures required by campaign finance law.
New York elections could soon be more vulnerable to hacks, after lobbyists, the NAACP, and the Assembly elections committee chair teamed up to kill an election security bill.
After New York Focus revealed that Hochul had failed to disclose the individuals behind corporate donations to her campaign, she provided that information for recent donors — revealing major support from a nursing home industry powerhouse.
Maloney’s announcement that he will exit his old district for a slightly safer seat alarmed Democrats—and rang a familiar bell back home.