There’s a Bunch of Elections Thursday, Which Ones Should You Care About?

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A map of New York City’s State Senate districts.

It’s Election Day in New York next Thursday! But instead of a titanic battle between ideologies–your Mitt Romneys vs. Barack Obamas, if you will–the options on the ballot will be little-noticed state legislative contests between candidates of the same party, often with few policy differences.

However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some exciting races happening. From “Who Gets Arrested for Raping a Grandmother?” to “Assemblywoman Caught Up in Sex Scandal with Two Young Men,” there’s been no shortage of nasty drama and mud slinging as voters head to the polls.

Here’s a breakdown of who’s running and why it might matter who wins. The list below focuses on Democratic races because the few Republican primaries in this staunchly blue city tend to have clear favorites or are taking place in such Democratic territory that the victor is reasonably likely to be irrelevant. Continue reading “There’s a Bunch of Elections Thursday, Which Ones Should You Care About?”

Facing a Latino Challenger, Mike Miller Highlights His Latino Support

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Assemblyman Mike Miller is running for reelection in a district that is more than 47% Latino, and facing a primary challenge from Etienne David Adorno, he’s clearly looking to solidify his support in that community. To wit, Mr. Miller’s campaign sent out a press release earlier this morning entitled, “Leading Latino Elected Officials Endorse Mike Miller for Re-election.”

“Mike Miller is a leader who has been delivering results for our families and community,” Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, one of several Latino elected officials said in the statement. “He fights to improve our schools, works to protect the most vulnerable citizens among us, and is committed to bringing good jobs back to Queens, and that’s why I fully support him.”

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