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GOP Dems Total GOP Dems Total
Confirmed primary challenges 44 35 79 2 3 5
Possible primary challenges 7 7 14 1 1 2
Open seats* 13 11 241 7 1 82
1. Includes 3 special elections (no 2010 party yet). 2. Doesn't include DE, NY special elections.


SENATE  Incumbent    Party  Next election





NY-Senate Class I Seat

Kirsten Gillibrand


  D 2012 Yes Yes
NY-Senate Class III Seat

Charles Schumer


  D 2010 Yes No

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 Incumbent    Party





NY-01 Timothy Bishop400031.jpeg   Democratic Yes No
NY-02 Steve Israel400195.jpeg   Democratic Maybe No
NY-03 Peter King400219.jpeg   Republican Maybe No
NY-04 Carolyn McCarth400257.jpegy   Democratic Yes No
NY-05 Gary Ackerman400003.jpeg   Democratic Yes No
NY-06 Gregory Meeks400271.jpeg   Democratic Yes No
NY-07 Joseph Crowley400087.jpeg   Democratic Maybe No
NY-08 Jerrold Nadler400289.jpeg   Democratic Maybe No
NY-09 Anthony David Weiner400426.jpeg   Democratic Yes No
NY-10 Edolphus Towns400409.jpeg   Democratic Maybe Yes
NY-11 Yvette Clarke412221.jpeg   Democratic Maybe No
NY-12 Nydia Velazquez400416.jpeg   Democratic Maybe Yes
NY-13 Michael McMahon412296.jpeg   Democratic Yes No
NY-14 Carolyn Maloney400251.jpeg   Democratic Maybe Yes
NY-15 Charles Rangel400333.jpeg   Democratic Maybe Yes
NY-16 Jose Serrano400366.jpeg   Democratic Yes No
NY-17 Eliot Engel400122.jpeg   Democratic Maybe No
NY-18 Nita Lowey400246.jpeg   Democratic Yes No
NY-19 John Hall412222.jpeg   Democratic Yes No
NY-20 Scott Murphy412332.jpeg   Democratic Yes No
NY-21 Paul Tonko412319.jpeg   Democratic Maybe No
NY-22 Maurice Hinchey400178.jpeg   Democratic Yes No
NY-23 Bill OwensNo photo on file.     Maybe No
NY-24 Michael Arcuri412224.jpeg   Democratic Yes No
NY-25 Daniel Maffei412297.jpeg   Democratic Yes No
NY-26 Christopher Lee412291.jpeg   Republican Maybe No
NY-27 Brian Higgins400641.jpeg   Democratic Yes No
NY-28 Louise McIntosh Slaughter400378.jpeg   Democratic Maybe No
NY-29 Eric Massa412299.jpeg   Democratic Yes No

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U.S. House of Representatives Candidates - NY

Primary: 1st District


Statewide Candidates - NY

Primary: State Attorney General


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Statewide Ballot Measures - NY

Proposal 1 - Proposing an amendment to section 6 of article 5 of the constitution, in relation to additional civil service credit for members of the Armed Forces of the United States

The purpose of the proposal is to eliminate the requirement that disabled veterans be receiving disability payments in order to qualify for additional credit on civil service examinations. The State Constitution currently requires that, in order to qualify for additional points on a civil service examination for appointment or promotion, a veteran who was disabled in the actual performance of duty in any war must be receiving disability payments from the United States Veterans Administration, and the United States Veterans Administration must certify that the veteran's disability exists at the time that the veteran applies for appointment or promotion. The proposed amendment would change the reference to the "United States Veterans Administration" currently in this section to the "United States Department of Veterans Affairs" to reflect the Veterans Administration's redesignation as the Department of Veterans Affairs under federal law. The proposed amendment would also eliminate the requirement that a veteran who was disabled in the actual performance of duty in any war be receiving disability payments from the federal veterans department in order to qualify for additional points on a civil service examination. Instead, the proposed amendment would only require that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs certify that the veteran's disability exists at the time that the veteran applies for appointment or promotion.

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Draft Kudlow

2010 January 21

 by DanaLoesch

 Remember how I said that a Kudlow vs. Schumer race would be delicious? Behold, Draft Kudlow:

Fueled by Scott Brown’s stunning ‘Massachusetts Miracle,’ the New York political scene is buzzing with talk of a movement to draft Larry Kudlow to challenge liberal New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.

Some grassroots activists in the Empire State have gone so far to establish a Draft Kudlow committee to encourage the top-rated CNBC talk host to join the political fray.

Lawrence “Larry” Kudlow is a well-known economist and former Reagan adviser.

Schumer’s Senate seat is up for grabs in November.

Conventional political wisdom has been that Schumer would be unbeatable this year, an incumbent as he is in one of the nation’s bluest states.
But Massachusetts has changed the political chessboard.

Newsmax has learned that a coalition of conservatives, tea-party activists, and Republicans are joining forces to draft Kudlow to take on Schumer, who is considered one of the more liberal members of the Senate.

“It’s time for Chuck Schumer to be sent packing,” Draft Kudlow co-chairman Mike Caputo tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview. “It’s very clearly been time for quite a while, but with Scott Brown’s victory, the alarm clock is going off.

“Until Tuesday night, the idea of running Larry Kudlow for Senate was a wish. And thanks to Scott Brown, we now know that wishes can come true.”

Larry Kudlow would obliterate Chuck Schumer on fiscal conservatism and common sense limited government. From Draft Kudlow:

Many New Yorkers agree: it would be difficult to find a federal legislator as bad as US Senator Chuck Schumer. Schumer is personally responsible for much of the bad policy that led to the economic melt down of the United States. He stands firmly in favor of health care reform that is bad for New Yorkers. He supports a tax on banks that is poison for the Empire State. And now, petty bully Schumer is muscling members of his own party, pretending only he may decide who can and cannot run against his hand puppet, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

Until Scott Brown was elected to the US Senate by the loopy liberals in Massachusetts, nobody thought it was possible to beat Schumer. Now the game has changed


Long Island GOP pol Bruce Blakeman in race to outrun Kirsten Gillibrand

Monday, January 18th 2010, 4:00 AM

Bruce Blakeman
Bruce Blakeman


Bruce Blakeman, an obscure GOP pol from Long Island, announced Sunday he'll run for the U.S. Senate - a race far more formidable Republicans have sidestepped.

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani decided against a run for Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's seat, and former Gov. George Pataki also has avoided the race.

"I'm running for Senate because I share the anger, frustration and worry of the hardworking families of New York, and I know I can make your voices heard," Blakeman told a cheering crowd at a Nassau County American Legion hall.

Blakeman, a lawyer who served in the Nassau County Legislature, is best known these days as the ex-husband of Nancy Shevell - rocker Paul McCartney's current squeeze.

He's been on the Port Authority's board and lost a race for state controller to Carl McCall.

Blakeman said he isn't intimidated by Gillibrand, who has raised $7.1 million, or by her potential Democratic challenger, ex-Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford.

"One is the congressman from Tennessee," he said. "The other is the senator who votes like she's from Nebraska."

Blakeman said his fund-raising tally is roughly zero. But he vowed to raise the funds and do the work needed for victory.

"I will be the only candidate in this race that has run statewide in New York," he said in a dig at Gillibrand, who was appointed to the seat by Gov. Paterson after Sen. Hillary Clinton became secretary of state.

Blakeman was joined by former GOP Sen. Al D'Amato, who prominently stood by Gillibrand when she was sworn into office last year. D'Amato said she's since become a Democratic "party functionary."

"She interned in my office. Her dad is a great and good friend," D'Amato said. "She's going with the party as opposed to with the people, and I don't think that party is being fair to New York."

A spokesman for Gillibrand said she "welcomes the competition."

(NOTE: Blakeman will go forward to gain the endorsement of the Conservative Party and Chairman Mike Long, and he will also be seeking the Independance party endorsement.)


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Latest from the New York Senatorial Races: More Bad News for Dems

January 29, 2010 by Howard Portnoy

Never mind the prognosticatory powers of Punxsutawney Phil if you’re a Democrat. Predictions for a dark, cold Democrat winter are coming from New York State voters. RealClearPolitics Politics Nation Blog has the latest on the New York State senatorial race, in which former governor George Pataki leads both incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand and Democrat challenger Harold Ford Jr. by double digits. Pataki leads Gillibrand by a margin of 13 (his 51 percent to her 38) and Ford by a margin of 22 (54 percent to 32 percent).

The news for Ford doesn’t get any better within his own party. Polling data has him trailing Gillibrand 41% to 17%. Perhaps he spoke a little too soon when he renounced his conservative views in preparation for a run for the Senate. Or maybe he should have consulted with Scott Brown who seems increasingly to have read the political mood of Americans of late better than the Democrats.

The irony that Gillibrand was appointed to the seat Hillary Clinton vacated to run for president should not be lost on Democrats. The same pattern was reflected in the Brown victory in Massachusetts and appears poised to happen in other key races, not the least of which involves the Senate seat in Illinois that Barack Obama gave up (after sitting in it for about 35 seconds) to run for president.

The data reported here was gathered before Obama’s bizarre State of the Union address. It’s anybody’s guess how dramatically the poll numbers will shift in favor of the Republicans now that the president has effectively declared war on the American electorate.


NY-Sen-B: Gillibrand Leads Ford in Primary

Fri Jan 15, 2010 at 3:35 PM EST

Marist (pdf): (1/13-14, registered voters, 11/16-17 in parentheses)


Kirsten Gillibrand (D-inc): 43
Harold Ford Jr. (D): 24
Undecided: 33
(MoE: ±5%)

Kirsten Gillibrand (D-inc): 45 (45)
George Pataki (R): 42 (47)
Undecided: 13 (8)

Harold Ford Jr. (D): 36
George Pataki (R): 42
Undecided: 22
(MoE: ±3.5%)

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