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2012 Congressional Races

The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama and His Enemies

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Jonathan Alter, columnist for Bloomberg View, analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and the author of The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies (Simon & Schuster, 2013), offers analysis of the news and looks back at the 2012 presidential election.

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WNYC News

Asian American Assemblywoman Vies to Make History in Queens Congressional Race

Friday, October 26, 2012

If elected to Congress, Grace Meng would be the first Asian American in Congress from a state east of the Pacific coast.  But to win, she has to overcome Dan Halloran, a Republican with ties to the district that date back a century.

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WNYC News

Grimm's Ethics Issues Remain Central in Congressional Race

Thursday, October 11, 2012

An ethics cloud and new district lines make Staten Island Republican Congressman Michael Grimm a prime target for Democrats this November. But unseating Grimm is proving to be a difficult task.

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The Empire

Majority of Outstanding Returns From Bronx: NY-13

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Not so fast, Congressman Charles Rangel.

That triumphant victory speech made just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday night may have been premature. As the numbers in the 13th Congressional district continue to trickle in -- Senator Adriano Espaillat seems to have mounted a more formidable challenge to the long-serving incumbent than many first thought.

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Meng Wins, Rangel Hangs On in Key Primary Races

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New York went to the polls Tuesday to select their parties' nominees for the Congressional elections in November. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll: NY Federal Races

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Today is New York's primary for federal offices—President, senators, and representatives. Voters, let us know which candidates you support and why. Give us a call at 212-433-WNYC/9692 or post here!

→ Voting Day Resources: Guide from The Empire | Find Your (New) District | Candidate Interviews | Full Coverage

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The Empire

Complete NY Primary Results

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New York went to the polls Tuesday to select their party's nominees for Congress. View vote totals here.

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The Empire

Cuomo Endorses Meng, Robos in Queens Congressional Race

Monday, June 25, 2012

Late last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo endorsed a number of candidates running in the Democratic primaries for Congress--with one notable exception. Cuomo made no endorsement in the 6th Congressional District in Queens, where two state legislators and member of the local city council are heading to a showdown in the polls tomorrow.

On Monday, Cuomo announced that he was making an endorsement in the race, backing Assemblywoman Grace Meng's bid.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Primary Preview

Monday, June 25, 2012

David Freedlander, New York Observer reporter, previews Tueday's New York primary elections, the House races and the Republicans hoping to challenge Senator Kristen Gillibrand in November.

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The Empire

Barron, Jeffries Deploy Opposite Strategies Ahead of Tomorrow's Election

Monday, June 25, 2012

As Tuesday's Democratic primary began to close in, the candidates for New York's 8th Congressional district made their last-ditch pitches to voters in Brooklyn and southern Queens.

City Councilman Charles Barron's campaign tried to take control of its messaging after a rough week of controversial headlines by directly addressing his prospective constituents. Meanwhile, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries tried to reinforce his legislative record both in the district and on national airwaves.

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The Empire

Rangel Courts New Voters Ahead of Tomorrow's Election

Monday, June 25, 2012

The performances on the outdoor stage in the Bronx’s Fordham Plaza were rotating through styles. A solo singer belted out Puerto Rican ballads. A Mexican mariachi band plucked out tunes, decked out in full sombrero’d regalia.

All were just opening acts. The main event was advertised behind the musicians: a large banner, with the candidates smiling face, read—in English and Spanish—“Re-elect Congressman Rangel.”

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The Empire

In Final Sunday Before Primary, Incumbent Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez Goes Local

Monday, June 25, 2012

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez spent the final Sunday before Tuesday’s primary election embracing the old adage that all politics is local — and although her office does not control some of the areas she touched upon, the topics are hot-button issues for residents in the newly drawn 7th Congressional district where the Democratic incumbent is vying for the nomination against three opponents.

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The Empire

Surrounded by Allies, Rangel Soaks Up the Praise

Friday, June 22, 2012

A week after President Barack Obama announced his administration's policy shift on immigration, politicians and community leaders surrounded Congressman Charlie Rangel to praise his work on immigration reform.

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The Empire

Cuomo Endorses Rangel, Jeffries, Velazquez in Dem Primaries

Friday, June 22, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo has lent his political muscle to a number of local congressional campaigns. The announcements come just days before the primary election on Tuesday, June 26.

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The Empire

Rangel Does It Once Again, for the 'Old Timers'

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Democratic primary in the new 13th Congressional District in upper Manhattan is about one issue: whether or not Congressman Charles Rangel should serve another term in office. It’s apparent—despite back problems that landed him in the hospital—Rangel approaches the primary challenge with the full determination to resolve that issue by returning to Washington for the twenty-second time.

But there’s a part of Rangel that sounds like fighting for his political life at age 82 wasn't just about what he wanted: “If you talk with some of the old timers like [Assemblyman Herman] Denny Farrell and what not, they say, Rangel, don't leave us now.”

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The Brian Lehrer Show

7th Congressional District: Meet the Democratic Candidates

Friday, June 22, 2012

Nydia Velázquez, U.S. Representative (D-12, Brookyn) and primary candidate, Erik Martin Dilan, New York City Council member, Daniel O’Connor, businessman, and George Martinez, OWS activist, discuss their campaigns in the Democratic primary race to represent New York's 7th congressional district, which includes parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

→ Redistricting Resources: Official LATFOR Maps | NYTimes Interactive Tool

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The Empire

David Duke Endorses Barron in Brooklyn Congressional Race

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Congressional candidate and City Councilman Charles Barron received two new endorsements days before the June 26 primary, one more controversial than the other.

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The Empire

Jeffries Brings the Brooklyn Congressional Race To Queens

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Old Mill Yacht Club building sits in front of the six-lane Cross Bay Boulevard in Queens. As the evening commute began to die down, about 30 Howard Beach residents gathered inside the red-brick building to talk about next week’s Democratic primary.

"We have a lot riding on this race," said Democratic District Leader Frank Gulluscio, a 35-year resent of Howard Beach. "The important thing is that we don't just talk about this here, but we talk about it to our neighbors and friends.

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The Empire

Espaillat Says Rangel Fails Economic Leadership Test

Thursday, June 21, 2012

State Senator Adriano Espaillat is taking Congressman Charles Rangel to task over the economy just days before voters head to the polls for primary elections.

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The Empire

Meet Williams, Johnson and Schley - the Other CD-13 Candidates

Thursday, June 21, 2012

While most headlines about New York's 13th Congressional district race are crowded by incumbent Charlie Rangel and State Senator Adriano Espaillat, three more candidates are reminding voters that they are on June 26 ballot.

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