Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, is reportedly weighing a run for political office in the near future when her husband’s term as Mayor of New York City comes to an end.
Antonio Delgado, one of the leading Democratic candidates running in New York’s 19th congressional district, said that he will not be an ally to big corporations and special interests, but his campaign has received tens of thousands of dollars from the top lobbying firm in the United States.
Senators Cory Booker (N.J.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), who top the list of potential Democratic challengers to President Donald Trump in 2020, both announced last week that they would forgo accepting donations from corporate PACs in an effort to cure the corrosive effect they say special interest spending has had on the political system. But neither extended their pledge to labor unions and ideological groups.
Former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan announced Wednesday that he is running for Congress as a Democrat in New York’s 21st congressioal district because “the political class has built a corrupt system that rewards themselves.”
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R., N.Y.) on Tuesday introduced legislation to revoke the citizenship of naturalized immigrants who are involved in gang-related crimes.
Three members of the transnational drug gang MS-13 were sentenced to prison on Thursday for the execution-style murder of a 19-year-old fellow member of the gang.
A majority of New Yorkers do not want three of their state’s most prominent Democratic politicians to run for president in 2020, according to a new poll.