Why this congressional hopeful has kept her movie star daughter under wraps

With her air-dried locks, rumpled scarves and heavy-duty boots, Democrat Leslie Cockburn, a first-time candidate for Congress in Virginia, looks every bit the part of the hobbyist rancher. Watching her on the campaign trail — hosting fish fries, riding parade floats and talking tariffs with her district’s fellow cattle farmers — you’d never know she once traveled the world as […]

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Highest primary turnout in two decades topples IDC members

The liberal tsunami that swamped moderate, Republican-aligned Democrats in the state Senate was fueled by unprecedented voter turnout. More than 1.5 million Democrats — 27 percent of all those registered to vote — flocked to polls around the state, the highest in a Democratic primary in at least two decades, records show. “We have a truly energized electorate and that […]

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De Blasio visits churches to stump for state Senate candidate

Even while his lips remained sealed on the governor’s race, Mayor de Blasio went all out Sunday for a state Senate candidate from Brooklyn who’s challenging a Republican-aligned incumbent. De Blasio visited four predominantly black churches to stump for Zellnor Myrie, who’s running against state Sen. Jesse Hamilton (D-Crown Heights) in Thursday’s Democratic primary. Hamilton, first elected in 2014, joined […]

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Some voting machines may have already been hacked by Russia: senator

Voting machines in at least one US state already may have been compromised by Russian operatives ahead of the midterm elections, a Florida Democratic senator warned. Sen. Bill Nelson claims the Russians “have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about,” according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times. Nelson’s office […]

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For all his antics, Jumaane Williams could still win

Maybe it’s time for New York’s Democratic voters to start taking a closer look at the statewide primary for lieutenant governor, now less than 50 days away. For one thing, the race is remarkably close: A new Siena Poll finds incumbent Kathy Hochul leading by just nine points — with nearly half of all voters still undecided. And then there’s […]

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Rapping Dem challenges Republican for upstate congressional seat

The popularity of rap will soon be tested in a bellwether upstate congressional district. Antonio Delgado, a former rapper turned lawyer who spewed politically provocative and racially charged lyrics a decade ago, is the Democratic nominee for Congress in the 19th CD upstate taking in the Hudson Valley and Catskills region. Delgado, previously known as “AD The Voice” and who […]

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Ex co-worker no fan of Democrat darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being hailed as the new face of the Democratic party after vanquishing Queens party boss Joe Crowley in Tuesday’s primary, but one former co-worker isn’t jumping on her bandwagon. Most of the staff at Flats Fix, the East 16th Street taco and tequila bar, say nice things about Sandy, as they knew her for the four years […]

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Yvette Clarke was almost the victim of another huge primary upset

The stunning political upset by Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in last week’s primaries was nearly coupled by another seismic political upheaval in Brooklyn. Longtime Rep. Yvette Clarke narrowly avoided a shocking defeat by political newcomer Adem Bunkeddeko on the same night that Ocasio-Cortez ousted 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley. It had been more than 20 years since a congressional Democrat incumbent […]

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Mexico’s elections could cause more US border disorder

Memo to Washington: We better resolve our differences with Mexico before November. An intense presidential campaign south of the border only occasionally involved the hot immigration and border issues dominating our politics — and when Mexicans vote Sunday, they’ll mostly consider hot issues at home: corruption, crime and the economy. Yet by Dec. 1, when a new president is sworn […]

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California’s push to split into 3 states still faces big hurdles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians will face a choice this November of whether to divide the nation’s most populous state into three, an effort that would radically shake up not only the West Coast, but the entire nation. The “Cal 3” initiative is driven by venture capitalist Tim Draper, who has tried and failed in the past to place an effort […]

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