Primary Elections

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Party Affiliation Registration Deadline Nears for New York

Friday, October 05, 2012

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capitol New York, explains why the Friday deadline is crucial for the 2013 mayoral primary.

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The New Hampshire Map

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dante Chinni, Patchwork Nation director, and author of the book Our Patchwork Nation, offers analysis about how the New Hampshire primary results broke down demographics.

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It's A Free Country ®

Tea Party Uses Obama Organizing Playbook

Friday, September 17, 2010

What's really important to note about the Tea Party is everyone is focused on the rallies, everyone's focused on the crazy signs. But what starts happening is they really start organizing, and they start thinking about how they're going to take over the Republican Party and move it to the right. And what they're really doing is they're looking at the liberal's playbook, and they're looking at how Obama won in 2008. And they're saying, 'we need to do that.'

-Kate Zernike, New York Times National Correspondent and author of Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America


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And the Nominees are…

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Nate Silver, blogger for the New York TimesFive Thirty Eight blog, and Melinda Henneberger, founder and editor-in-chief of Politics Daily, discuss the results of primaries across the country.

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Republican Senate Primary: Meet the Candidates (Schumer Seat)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gary Berntsen and Jay Townsend, U.S. Senate candidates looking to oppose Senator Schumer in the general election, discuss the campaign for the Republican nomination.

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What's on the NYS Ballot?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah, both WNYC reporters, talk about the upcoming primary votes in New York and who's on the ballot, which was released yesterday. Plus, what to make of Rangel's rant.

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The Takeaway

Rundown: Tuesday Primary Elections

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Voters in Utah, South Carolina, and North Carolina will head to the polls for a few final runoffs and primary elections. In Utah, incumbent, three-term Senator Bob Bennett was knocked out at the Utah GOP convention in May, and now two Tea Party candidates will face off against each other.

The Tea Party also looms large in the runoff for the Republican gubernatorial primary in South Carolina. There, Tea Party favorite and Sarah Palin pal Nikki Haley is leading over opponent Gresham Barrett, despite accusations of sex scandals and racial controversies. If elected, Haley, a Punjabi Sikh who converted to Methodism, would be South Carolina's first governor who isn't a white man.


The Takeaway

In Primaries, Lincoln Wins in Arkansas, Whitman Wins in California

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

In the latest test of the power of party establishments and anti-incumbent fervor, eleven states held primary races last night. In Arkansas, Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln narrowly defeated a challenge from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, who had the support of organized labor. In California, two female former CEO's won commanding victories. Former eBay CEO, Meg Whitman took the Republican gubernatorial primary against Steve Poizner, the state's insurance commissioner. Whitman will go on to challenge Jerry Brown, the current state attorney general and former governor. And in California's Senate primary, former Hewlett-Packard CEO, Carly Fiorina won against former Congressman Tom Campbell. Fiorina will face Sen. Barbara Boxer in the fall. California has not sent a Republican to the U.S. Senate since 1988.