New York Democratic Primary Elections 2018

The democratic primary election is being held on September 13, 2018. In preparation of this, I am doing my best to research the candidates. I’m a political noob and had to stumble around the internet to figure out what to do.

In order to find out who the candidates are, you will need to do a ballot lookup through Ballotpedia which will give you a look at your options during voting day.

As for New York, the following candidates are up for election:

New York Governor

The current Incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo is being challenged by Cynthia Nixon.

Here is CBS‘s coverage of the debate:

Here is the complete debate:

New York Comptroller

Incumbent Thomas DiNapoli is running unchallenged and is the only candidate.

Attorney General of New York

As Incumbent New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned from his office in May, we have four fresh faces to vote for: Leecie EveZephyr TeachoutSean Maloney, and Letitia James.

To get a better look at each candidate, here are 2 debates:

Coverage by MNN NYC:

Coverage by Cooper Union: (Audio begins at 4:32)

I also found this article from arstechnica about Leecie Eve: Verizon lobbyist runs for NY AG—as the state sues FCC over net neutrality repeal

New York Lieutenant Governor

Incumbent Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul is being challenged by Jumaane Williams.

Here is a debate covered by MNN NYC:

New York State Senate District 17

Incumbent Simcha Felder is being challenged by Blake Morris.

I was unable to find any debates between the two candidates but found these videos instead.

CBS coverage of Simcha Felder:

Simcha Felder against Governor Andrew Cuomo:

Interview with Blake Morris

New York City Civil Court Kings

Incumbents Loren Baily-Schiffman and Ingrid Joseph are being challenged by Sheryl Orwel and Saul Cohen.

Here is some information I was able to find about these candidates:

I am surprised it was so hard to find any comprehensive information on the local elections such as for the civil court judge.

Well this is all of my research. Feel free to provide any other interesting information that you think might be helpful. What are your thoughts on these candidates?

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