NY Senate

Political observers expect a Panepinto primary — early contenders

The newly elected State Senator from the 60th district, Marc Panepinto won his general election narrowly with only 34% of the vote. He won his primary even more narrowly, by 383 votes. The local Democratic Party has remained historically fractured by infighting

Governor

Cuomo win ignites volatile secessionist movement

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s reelection win amid multiple corruption scandals has ignited a volatile secessionist movement across upstate New York. Sentiments regarding the Governor’s $45 million campaign account have been exacerbated by deep resentments of downstate political machines, big city elitism, and a longstanding political

Congress

Cuomo blamed for loss of House Dems

Governor Andrew Cuomo is being blamed for staggering Democratic Party losses in the House of Representatives. Despite the Governor fundraising upwards of $45 million for his own reelection campaign and finishing with many millions still in the bank, his beleaguered fellow

Erie County Democrats

EC Dems bully, shame, and humiliate voters to the polls

The Buffalo News is reporting that top Erie County Democratic political operative Jerome Schad of East Amherst is behind a shockingly offensive strategy that bullies, shames, and humiliates rank and file voters to go to the polls. From the address of

Erie County Democrats

Democrats, demoralized by corruption scandals, intend to stay home

The local Democratic Party is fractured and in bitter disarray, causing many of the party’s top operatives intending to sit this election out on Tuesday. Recent corruption scandals involving Governor Andrew Cuomo have demoralized Democrats statewide — from the Moreland Commission,

Endorsements

Stocker postured for transformative independence

Endorsement for State Senate Kevin Stocker served as Town Prosecutor for over 15 years in the Town of Tonawanda and Village of Kenmore, putting criminals in jail and keeping his community safe. He is a graduate of Kenmore East High School and

Congress

Weppner slams Higgins on Great Lakes, environmental record

President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, creating renewable biofuel incentives that included a mandate that gasoline contains at least 10% corn-based ethanol. In 10 short years, those ethanol policies — widely considered patronage for the politically pivotal Iowa corn growers — has devastated

Endorsements

Jacobs’ stellar performance has earned second term

Endorsement for County Clerk Chris Jacobs is a first term County Clerk whose management skills have righted an office that had come to epitomize government dysfunction and mismanagement. Upon taking office he encountered the now infamous 3-year backlog of mortgage documents that

NY Assembly

Democrats’ stealth Assembly campaign could oust Ray Walter

First elected in 2011, Assemblaman Raymond Walter is in a surprisingly competitive race for reelection against a little known 22-year old political science grad, Stephen Meyer, a graduate of Williamsville East High School and American University. Meyer has been executing